“I got shares in Bagel King, I’m a business man.”
Watch out for the single, Guns & Pork. Word to Narstie.
All praises due to the BFI, who have gifted us with this – the first ever celluloid version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, made a mere 30 years after it was written, over a century ago. Flipping amazing. Forsooth:
The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.
With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.
Music: ‘Jill in the Box’, composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.
Incidentally, we nearly went to see the new Tim Burton version today, then decided against it when we remembered that everything he’s done for the past decade has SUCKED BALLS. Correct me if I am wrong.
EDIT: As you clever lot reminded me, Big Fish was awesome. I watched that in at the Warner Village on Leicester Square on my own with lots of whiskey in my litre cup of Coke and I CRIED like BABY.
This is the stuff that Internets are made of.
Bashy goes in over Gigg’s contemporary classique.
I wonder if dead prez appreciate the “homage” in that second verse. I kinda doubt it.