Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll
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Strange lands, peculiar animated beings and altered perceptions created to entertain and confuse. White Rabbits, a Mad Queen, a baby transforming into a pig and conundrums by the score what on earth does it all mean?
Lewis Carroll was the enigmatic man who created a magical and surreal reality populated by characters mined from the depths of his imagination. Were they simple tales of fantasy to entertain children or something considerably more profound?
Everyone knows that Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter in the Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland, but few know of the amazing man who first imagined the world of Alice in Wonderland.
In this film we explore the wonderful world of Lewis Carroll and for the first time delve deep into the mind of the man to discover the hidden mysteries and meanings behind his incredible creations.
Prepare for a journey through the looking glass and to enter a realm of fantastic adventure and mystery.
Written and directed by best selling author and award winning filmmaker, Philip Gardiner, and co- written by author Brian Allan.
The Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll, 75 Minutes plus Special Features, RYE 1069
Top Customer Reviews
Please, I threw away 20 bucks for this trash. I hope I can prevent someone else from doing the same. Use the cash to buy one of the fine Lewis Carroll biographies available.
The narrator also discusses Lewis Carrol's epilepsy and how the strange things the author incorporated into his book may have come from hallucinations during seizures. I also wonder if some may have been drug induced! Some of the graphics aren't that great, but there are many wonderful historical photos, and original illustrations by John Tenniel.
Whenever I watch a movie or documentary I hope to walk away having gained something. After viewing this DVD my mind is still whirling with all I learned about Lewis Carroll, his life, and times.
For all its glitter though, the film lacks in research as no source is presented, like historical societies, academic expert studies or such; the expose feels like it was written out of information found on Wikipedia. Still, it provides a great introduction to a very interesting man while offering a view very few uninitiated would suspect; an interesting portrait of what could've happened to cultivate such an enduring and cherished work of fiction as Alice in Wonderland.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can understand that most of these "biographies" are the opinions of the director. You could tell this fella is very passionate about his work but listening to the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Moknbyrd
Alice is loved by millions but knowing the reason Lewis wrote the stories disturbs me . It is always nice to see others play out the story so one can compare the actors in the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dan Heath de Butts
I have real trouble when every other phrase in a "documentary" sounds like "uncertain," "not known,", or "lost to history. Read morePublished 21 months ago by wiredweird
This is a gift that I ordered for my daughter who loves everything "Alice". I'm sure she'll enjoy it too.Published on October 15, 2013 by Sherrill M. Meeks
Movie was a gift to a great Alice in Wonderland fan. It was shipped very quickly. It was clean and new. I would order
again. Thank You
I've read Alice in Wonderland and seen several movie adaptations so I naturally was curious to know more about how these strange and wonderful characters were dreamt up. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Shane
Wow. Lewis Carroll was a strange ranger. I had no idea until watching this video. There is a great deal of background information and in depth info here. Read morePublished on May 3, 2013 by kdeva7
Lewis Carroll is an icon and this does his life and story justice. It was great to learn more about this genius of an author.Published on January 14, 2013 by Benjamin Carter
This DVD was a very in-depth look at the very real "wonderland" that was Carroll's mind. The Alice work is obviously so laden with deeper meanings, and this DVD does much to... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Meredith Reynolds