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  "Alice, a Czechoslavakian film of Alice In Wonderland by Jan Svankmajer."
Alice is amusing herself by throwing stones into the water from a pile of them she's gathered in her lap.
Alice is now sitting on the floor of a strange room which is cluttered with all kinds of domestic objects, junk and dolls.
Alice finds a bottle of ink in the drawer, consumes it and shrinks to the size of a doll, but has left the key on the table.
www.alice-in-wonderland.fsnet.co.uk /film_tv_neco.htm   (563 words)

 MovieMartyr.com - Alice
Filmed in a decaying Wonderland that is filled with creatures that are as scary as they are surreal, the movie turns Carroll’s novel even more explicitly into an examination of a young girl’s psyche.
The first moments of the film reveal the novel’s opening, in which Alice lounges on a riverbank with her bookish sister, as an imaginary construct, and the rest of the story’s adventures take on an acute sadness as a result.
Alice is nearly free of dialogue, its American release represents one of the few instances in which dubbing doesn’t noticeably detract from the viewing experience.
www.moviemartyr.com /1988/alice.htm   (641 words)

 "Alice in Wonderland - the 1933 film on TCM
"Alice in Wonderland - the 1933 film on TCM
His part in the film isn't any more of a starring one than any of the others, but as an excuse to show the film is as good as any other.
Falling somewhere in between is the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland which alternates between being a whimsical children's film and a nightmarish satire of English royalty with images which wouldn't seem out of place in a Salvador Dali painting.
www.alice-in-wonderland.fsnet.co.uk /film_tv_1933_ontcm.htm   (748 words)

 Alice (1988 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early in the film, Alice appears to be in her bedroom, when a stuffed rabbit display comes to life and breaks out of its cage.
Alice follows it across a large field and through a desk, which leads to a cavern with a long elevator ride.
Similarly, several sequences from the original story, such as Alice's growing and shrinking via the consumption of unusual food and drink, or the scene in which a crying baby changes into a pig, are portrayed in original forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice_(1988_film)   (581 words)

 Neco z Alenky (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The basic idea is that all of ALICE IN WONDERLAND is occurring in Alice's house, and a staggering variety of household items are animated into jerky sort of life, while all the character voices - Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit - are spoken by Alice.
Alice's house, however, is a Czech house, and the items are old even by Soviet bloc standards.
She appears to be about six or seven, and despite the disturbing events going on around her, she never appears frightened, and always investigates events as they grow curiouser and curiouser with a determined pluck.
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 The Blues . Film Producers . Martin Scorsese | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That fascination and ambition never left him, and eventually led him to be among the first American generation of film school students, who were inspired by both cinema's Golden Age and the international independent cinema, as well as the counterculture movement happening around them in the 1960's.
The film received four Oscar nominations and was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The controversial film caused uproar and was met with demonstrations by church groups around the world.
www.pbs.org /theblues/aboutfilms/producerscorsese.html   (1620 words)

 Living By Grace: Alice Walker Biography: Later Works
Critics charged that Alice was speaking about what she did not know since she did not live in many of the cultures whose practices who she was critiquing.
In 1996, Alice released her third book of collected essays called The Same River Twice which documented her battles with Lyme Disease, her feelings about the criticism about her novel and the movie The Color Purple, as well as her break up with her long-time partner Robert Allen.
Alice currently resides in Mendocino, California on her ranch with her dog, Marley.
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 The Lewis Carroll Society Website - Animating Alice - Film Festival
Although not the first ever festival of films inspired by Carroll's works, this was the most siginificant event of its type to date.
It was organised by the Lewis Carroll Film Society, in association with the Side Cinema (Newcastle) and a little support from The Lewis Carroll Society.
Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer’s versions of ‘Alice’ and ‘Jabberwocky’: both distinctive and sometimes disturbing visions, evoking the absurd spirit of Carroll’s work and hovering between a repugnant dream and the innocence of the nursery.
lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk /pages/eventspeopleplaces/film.htm   (537 words)

 Amazon.com: Alice: DVD: Kristýna Kohoutová,Camilla Power,Jan Svankmajer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Young Alice (Kristyna Kohoutová, spoken by Camilla Power) watches a stuffed and mounted rabbit come to life in her playroom and follows it through a magical drawer into a strange world that resembles a 19th-century toy store come to life, with a few specimens from a natural history museum thrown in.
His films are always thought provoking, often quite creepy, and Alice is a great example of his work.
The young actress who plays Alice is a delightful treat to watch as she curiously stumbles through her strange and sinister land.
www.amazon.com /Alice-Jan-Svankmajer/dp/6305779635   (1663 words)

 African-Americans in Film
Film Comment is available as follows: [1/1/1994 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP] [1/1/1980 to present in General Reference Center Gold] [1/1/1988 to present in ProQuest Research Library with all modules]
Film History is available from 1/1/1998 to present in ProQuest Research Library with all modules.
Film Quarterly is available as follows: [3/1/1994 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP, General Reference Center Gold] [1/1/1998 to present in Wilson Select Plus]
www.rhodes.edu /library/pathfinders/African-Americans_in_Film.html   (668 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Night of the Living Dead
The symbolism of the flag becomes clear as the film progresses: America is a dying country as a result of the zombie menace, and the flag represents the meaninglessness and deadliness of patriotism.
Early in the film, there is a lengthy scene in which Ben and Barbra don’t speak, but listen to the radio — a fairly fruitless activity adumbrating Romero’s concern in his later films with the banality of media culture (Blake, 2002: 157-61).
Indeed there is in the film a sense of documentary-like verisimilitude, especially in the grainy photographic images of the zombie cull at the end of the film, which recall contemporary photographs of the carnage in Vietnam.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /50/night.htm   (7375 words)

 GreenCine | product main - Alice (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice in Wonderland, the film stars Kristyna Kohoutová as Alice, the only human character in the film.
After falling asleep beside a stream, Alice follows a stuffed rabbit into a magical world where she encounters several grotesque-looking characters, including a caterpillar and The Mad Hatter.
Also released under the title Alice, Neco Z Alenky was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1989 Fantasporto Film Festival.
www.greencine.com /webCatalog?id=3966   (337 words)

 MRC FilmFinder-Full Record: Alice
Kristyna Kohoutova is the live Alice [The spoken voice is that of Camila Power] in this stunningly beautiful animated version of Carroll's classic.
The live action animation film is stark in contrast to the usual line animation a la Disney.
The dialog is dubbed into English which in some small ways detracts from the overall force of the film.
www.lib.unc.edu /house/mrc/films/full.php?film_id=3467   (263 words)

 Montreal Film Journal (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
And in the brownish red corner we have ALICE, an epic stop-motion fantasy from Czech animator Jan Svankmajer that benefited from much much less manpower and money and, alas, isn’t as widely known as it should be even though it was first released 15 years ago.
Marlin will spend the rest of the film swimming through the ocean in desperate search of his kidnapped son, finding strength and courage in himself that he never knew were there.
ALICE is not quite what you expect either, even if you’ve read the book.
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 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - Film Talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We are a community of film colleagues who want to share the films they love, who enjoy talking about film and DVD issues, and who like to make friends among people who have similar interests.
We want DVDAF and film-talk to be the premier film communities for the discussion of film and film issues.
There was to be 2 sequels to that film, the first was "The Two Jakes", which was later filmed, the second was to be about the corruption in Los Angeles when the streetcar system was removed and freeways were built to replace them.
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 African Films & Resources - Annotated Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Film Summary: Award-winning Hidden Faces (1990; 52 min.) is a fascinating collaborative documentary featuring Safaa Fathay, a young Egyptian woman living in Paris, who journeys home to make a film about famed feminist activist and writer Nawal El Saadawi.
Film Summary: This critically-acclaimed film (1985) of Athol Fugard’s confessional drama depicts a white adolescent’s personal initiation in the abuses of racial power during a long afternoon of crisis and revelation.
Film Summary: Director Souleymane Cisse’s acclaimed film (Mali, 1987), set during the era of the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century, adapts one the great oral epics of the Bambara people of West Africa.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum211/afrfilms.htm   (5276 words)

 Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alice was a publishing sensation, beloved by children and adults alike, and it has never been out of print since.
Alice makes an appearance (in passing) in Alan Moores The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; more significantly, She is a main Character in Moores Lost Girls, which imagines her having erotic adventures.
Alice, a cinematic adaptation of the game sometimes erroneously referred to as Dark Wonderland, is currently in development.
alices-adventures-in-wonderland.iqnaut.net   (3254 words)

 Alice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), the eponymous heroine of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice Heine, Princess of Monaco and wife of Albert I of Monaco
Alice of Alice and Bob, one of two canonical characters used in cryptography discussions
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice   (356 words)

 Alice (Neco Z Alenky) Film Review - Time Out Film
Nobody who has seen even one of Svankmajer's shorts is likely to doubt that the Czech surrealist would make the definitive version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
For no other film-maker - and that includes David Lynch - is so consistently inventive in his ability to marry pure, startling nonsense with rigorous logic, fl wit with piercing psychological insights.
A wonderland, indeed, imbued with a grotesque, cruel, and menacing dream-logic at once distinctively Svankmajer's and true to the spirit of Carroll.
www.timeout.com /film/77689.html   (128 words)

 Film History of the 1980s
The rest of the sequels in the 80s (and stretching on) were endless vulgar, teen-oriented imitators, sci-fi features, family-oriented films, some miscellaneous horror films and comedies of various sorts.
The sci-fi films and sequels of George Lucas after Star Wars (1977), with Lucas as producer, were Eighties blockbusters: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (the second in six planned installments of the original Star Wars saga) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Although not the third film in the series, DeVito (as director), Turner, and Douglas were re-teamed in the failed fl comedy The War of the Roses (1989).
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 Jan Svankmajer's Alice
An excellent introduction to his work is Jan Svankmajer's Alice, a wonderfully creepy take on Alice in Wonderland, in which Alice is played by a real girl who enters a typical decaying Svankmeyer world.
The white rabbit is a stuffed real rabbit, who stores his watch in a hole in his chest, which is always leaking saw dust.
The film diverges quite a bit from the story, although most of the elements are there.
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 HSX Prediction Market: Community : News : Film-o-Rama
But in the new film Match Point (N6MPT), the mascot of Manhattan takes his show on the road to Jolly Old England and sets his story in London.
Whether you are a New Yorker or not, neurotic or not, into his style or not, you cannot deny the contribution he has made to the film industry.
His 36th film, Match Point, is grabbing the attention of critics and grabbing nominations left and right.
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 Celluloid Jesus - The Christ Film Web Pages (New Testament Gateway)
By Matt Page: a regularly updated blog "looking at film interpretations of the stories in the bible - past, present and future as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and odd bits and pieces on the bible".
Either enter the film title in the "search" box or go to my entries on each of the films on their individual pages on the NT Gateway.
Director Paul Verhoeven discusses the life of Jesus on film; an article in the February 26-March 4 1998 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.
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 Alice (1988) (Neco v Alenky)
And in one absolutely delightful sequence a miniature dormouse with a chest tied to its tail sets up camp on top of Alice's head, nailing tent-pegs into her scalp and starting a campfire in her hair, before she angrily bats it away.
But the singularly most bizarre sequence is reserved for the pursuit of Alice by The Animals - stop-motion animated 'things' seemingly pieced together from animal skeletons, feathers and dolls' clothing.
His other films are the part-live action, part clay-animated Faust (1994); Conspirators of Pleasure (1996), a surrealist film about sexual fetishism; and Otesanek/Little Otek (2000), about a couple who raise a wooden log as a baby.
www.moria.co.nz /fantasy/alice88.htm   (396 words)

 Amazon.com: Alice: Video: Kristýna Kohoutová,Camilla Power,Jan Svankmajer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Plot Synopsis: A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice in Wonderland', mixing one live actor (Alice) with a huge variety of sinister animated puppets, ranging from the complex (the White Rabbit) to the incredibly simple (the Caterpillar, consisting of a sock, a couple of glass eyes and a pair of false teeth).
The original story is followed reasonably faithfully, though those familiar with this director's other films won't be the least bit surprised by the numerous digressions into Svankmajer territory, living slabs of meat and all.
Kristýna Kohoutová as Alice, Camilla Power as Alice, Kristýna Kohoutová as Alice, Camilla Power as Alice...
www.amazon.com /Alice-Jan-Svankmajer/dp/6302540097   (1827 words)

 Alice (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alice is the title of at least four films:
Alice (1988 film) — directed by Jan Švankmajer (original Czech title: Neco z Alenky).
Alice (2007 film) — directed by Marcus Nispel, based on American McGee's Alice
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice_(film)   (122 words)

 ALICE (1988) - Average Jan Svankmajer Fantasy Foreign 1988 - PG
ALICE (1988) - Average Jan Svankmajer Fantasy Foreign 1988 - PG Search Movies2Go.Net
Based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
Dark adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", in which Wonderland is a world filled with death and grotesque creatures, and the line between reality and dreams is difficult to distinguish.
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 Alice - Movie Review
The world's creepiest rendition of Alice in Wonderland.
This outing includes but one actor -- Alice herself -- and a gaggle of stop-motion animated creatures.
Extremely disturbing -- from the cockroaches to the attacking fowl claws to the phallic socks burrowing up through the floor and crawling about the place -- I wouldn't dream of showing this rendition of the story to a kid.
www.contactmusic.com /new/film.nsf/reviews/alice   (128 words)

 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She finds interest in a passing white rabbit, dressed in a waistcoat and muttering "I'm late!", whom she follows down a rabbit-hole, floating down into a dream underworld.
John Tenniel's illustrations of Alice do not portray the real Alice Liddell, who had dark hair and a short fringe.
The film centres on a girl named Alice who travels underground to face a supercomputer known as "The Red Queen".
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