Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Something From Alice

Today I watched this Czech film, inspired by the Alice In Wonderland story. It is very dark and dreamlike. It follows the book very loosely. It is filled with so many things, often used in unusual, yet delightful ways. Other things might even be considered disturbing. I found it at YouTube.

Alice (1988)
by Jan Švankmajer
original Czech title is Něco z Alenky, which means
"Something from Alice"
Alice is played by Kristýna Kohoutová.

Alice falls down a hole and lands on a pile of leaves.

She finds a small key.

The small key unlocks a small door.

She drinks from a bottle and shrinks. The live actor turns into a stop-motion animated doll. The white rabbit is a stop-motion animated stuffed rabbit.

It seems that it was filmed in basements, attics, and dark rooms, filled with old things. Overall, I would say it is quite creepy.

Wikipedia entry: Alice (1988 film)

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