Alice in Wonderland: The Original 1903 Film Adaptation

Alice in Won­der­land has a long tra­di­tion in Amer­i­can cin­e­ma. You can find ver­sions from 2010, 1972, and 1951. You’ll even find a silent ver­sion dat­ing all the way back to 1903. Thanks to the British Film Insti­tute (BFI), you can watch online this silent ver­sion of Lewis Car­rol­l’s clas­sic tale for the first time. Pro­duced just eight years after the birth of cin­e­ma, the film, orig­i­nal­ly run­ning 12 min­utes, was “the longest film pro­duced in Eng­land at that time.” The ver­sion above is unfor­tu­nate­ly incom­plete, run­ning just 9 and a half min­utes. But it has been recent­ly restored (to the best extent pos­si­ble). BFI offers more infor­ma­tion about this ear­ly cin­e­ma gem here. Final­ly, you can down­load a free copy of Lewis Car­rol­l’s clas­sic, Alice in Won­der­land, with­in our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks col­lec­tions.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Pho­to of the Real Alice in Won­der­land Cir­ca 1862

The Orig­i­nal Alice’s Adven­tures In Won­der­land Man­u­script, Hand­writ­ten & Illus­trat­ed By Lewis Car­roll (1864)

See Ralph Steadman’s Twist­ed Illus­tra­tions of Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land on the Story’s 150th Anniver­sary

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