For many years no one had any idea what this missing section was or whether it had survived. Alice was played in both parts by Laura Wickham. A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass', which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. This time, Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. A dramatised version directed by and starring was recorded in the late 1950s by , with actors , and , and as the narrator. Kate's reactions to many of the inane things that happen is so subdued.
She also observes that the have come to life, though they remain small enough for her to pick up. One might wish to quibble with the choice of having Alice as the mother drifted off to sleep while reading the story to her daughter. In terms of individual scenes, the melancholic White Knight scene and the really genuinely spooky train sequence stood out. And Kate Beckinsale's performance in that capacity was outstanding. The Looking Glass is a world where everyone is speaking in puns, riddles, logical inversions, and nonsense poetry.
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day. If the movie you're posting hasn't been posted in the last two weeks, then you may post it. The script is very true to Carroll's humour and how he wrote, the sing-song-like poetry and oddball nature are most endearing too. It was a hell to get through the whole movie. There she forgets all nouns, including her own name.
The venerable actors Geoffry Palmer White King , and Sir Ian Holm White Knight provide touching and amusing performances, and all provide splendid and new interpretations of their characters. It was far and above better than Disney's attempt to turn what is already a children's book into a 'kiddie' film. The film has beautiful scenes. . I didn't understand why Alice is played by Kate Beckingsale. Like watching Shakespeare, it all comes down to what the actors say and how they say it. She brought to life the very childlike innocence and naivete of Alice while dealing so very well with interpreting Alice's very opinionated, stubborn and whimsical personality.
The flower garden scene was colourful also, and the White Queen and Red Queen encounters are nicely done. I am bound to say that the 'wasp' chapter doesn't interest me in the least, and I can't see my way to a picture. Climbing up onto the , she pokes at the wall-hung mirror behind the fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an. With more obvious acting, the movie would have become cliched. Warning: Contains possible spoilers for anyone not familiar with Lewis Carroll's book Alice Through the Looking Glass. The show also merges the Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen into one character. In the process, he introduces Alice to the concept of words, before his inevitable fall.
This version is really amusing because the dialogs are so deadpan serious. It has been suggested in a biography by Carroll's nephew, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, that one of the reasons for this suppression was a suggestion from his illustrator, John Tenniel, who wrote in a letter to Carroll dated 1 June 1870:. Other versions usually employ comedians as actors and their performances are always way over-the-top. Speaking of the Red Queen, her costume, though a great departure from the standard interpretation was amazing, as were all the costumes. Enigmas and Riddles in Literature.
The most extensive treatment of the chess motif in Carroll's novel is provided in 's The Truth About Pawn Promotion: The Development of the Chess Motif in Victorian Fiction. The sequence of moves white and red is not always followed. Most of the main characters are represented by a chess piece, with Alice being a pawn. Much more in keeping with the book. Join other movie fanatics in our CyTube.
The film presents in a more dreamlike, even psychedelic, manner than the other versions. And visually, she fit the role perfectly. Ian Holm, as usual, was masterful, playing the White Knight in a way I had not thought possible. Visually beautiful, the scenery draws the viewer in. Jam is therefore never available today.
Our bot automatically removes dead links, this may have been what happened, message mods to inquire. The jabberwocky is much scarier in the Natalie Gregory adaptation which I also preferred over this despite some of the songs and casting not quite being there , but it still makes the same impact here. Alice finally grabs the Red Queen, believing her to be responsible for all the day's nonsense, and begins shaking her. The mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in. Escorting her through the forest towards the final brook-crossing, the Knight recites a long poem of his own composition called , and repeatedly falls off his horse. Kate Beckinsale is too old- Kate Burton was also too old, around the same age, in the excellent theatre production from 1983 and she actually still worked- but there is still the winsomeness, assertiveness, sense of confusion and simple charm that you'd expect Alice to have. She arrives in a forest where a depressed gnat teaches her about the looking glass insects, strange creatures part bug part object e.
This version is far from perfect, the ending is abrupt, Kate Beckinsale's hair did look too modern and the Walrus and the Carpenter scene felt very badly rushed through, the production values in this scene did look on the amateurish side. It was, with very few exceptions, very true to the book, despite the difficulties associated with converting Carroll's unique style to a screenplay. Admittedly they are episodic but in a way that is part of the books' charm. This time Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Never ever am I going to see this movie again!! The actress playing Alice is fantastic, she is really like the character, even though she is an adult.