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 Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have been an inspiration to filmmakers since almost the dawn of cinema. The dreamlike imagery of Carroll's work has never failed to encourage directors to push the film medium to its limits. Alice In Wonderland (BW, 1915): Filmed on Long Island, this silent version of 'Alice', the first long-form film adaptation of Carroll's work attempted, debuted at the Strand Theatre in New York on January 19, 1915. The imaginative costuming and set design faithfully capture the artwork of original illustrator John Tenniel. This version also features a complete rendering of the 'Father William' poem, usually abbreviated in subsequent depictions. Alice isplayed by 15 year-old stage actress Viola Savoy, and Elmo Lincoln, the big screen's first Tarzan, also appears. Starring Viola Savoy, Elmo Lincoln and Herbert Rice. Directed By: W.W. Young.

 

Alice in wonderland 1915