Alice In Wonderland
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Sam, Delaney, Christian, Shannon & Alyssa


The Original

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"was written by Lewis Carroll in 1862.
The characters from the book are a little different than the Disney Version which was made in 1951.
More information on Lewis Carroll's book.


About the Author

Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym for his real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
There was a rumor that Dodgson was under the influence of LSD when he was writing the story. This was discovered to be false. Also, he was thought to be a pedophile.
An article about these issue.

Pictures from the book were drawn by John Tenniel.
More pictures.

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Art

  • After listening to an audiobook of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Charles Blackman painted a series of 46 paintings of Alice with other characters from the series in 1956.
  • In 1969 Salvador Dalí produced 12 illustrations based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland




  • All Saints' Church, Daresbury memorialises the story in several stained glass windows.
  • Statues of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit can be seen in the south-eastern part of Central Park in New York City. The county town Guilford also has several Alice in Wonderland statues throughout the town, so does Warrington in Cheshire, the nearest town to the village of Daresbury where Lewis Carroll was born.

Illustrated by Christian

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The above illustrations are designed to depict the story of "Alice in Wonderland" in one sweeping work of art.
Christian studied tenniel's style of drawing and used it to create his own unique work.



The story of Alice in other cultures

Malice in Wonderland: 2009 film. Mostly filmed in Great Yarmouth in East Anglia. It was filmed in Victorian Circus Building, the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome.





Alice or the Last Escapade: a 1977 French film directed Claude Chabrol about a girl named Alice who gets into her own otherworldly adventure.

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Disney Interpretations

"Alice Comedies": series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney in the 1920's. The live actions of a little girl named Alice, played by Virginia Davis. The cats name in this series is Julius.



Alice in Wonderland: a 1951 film produced by Walt Disney.There were many different articles and reviews about this film that caused much admiration.
The New York Times wrote a review about this film.

The difference between Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's books, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"
The 1951 cartoon film “Alice in Wonderland” was meant to be “based” on the events that occurred in Lewis Carroll's books. As with most book adaptations, some parts were very close to the books and some parts were very different. Disney’s white rabbit was far more cartoony. Disney’s Mad Hatter and March Hare were quite close to the originals. Disney's Queen of Hearts was a very large and very fat woman with the King of Hearts small enough to be a dwarf. In the book they were the same size and the Queen was not obviously so dominant. Also, the trial in the book was the trial of the Knave of Hearts who stole the tarts. In the film, Alice, herself, is on trial. Naturally animation effects are emphasized in the film. The caterpillar blows out clouds of smoke which spell out the letters or created images of what he is talking about. In the mad tea party, the all sorts of impossible things are done at the table which are not in the original book. The march of the cards is extraordinary.







Parodies

There were many different kinds of parodies that originated from Alice in Wonderland.
The were more poems and videos more than anything.
This is a blog created to inform readers about the meaning of the parodies of Alice in Wonderland.




Modern Adaptations & Mass Media Interpretations



Los Angeles Times wrote a movie review based on the movie as well.
Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton premiered March 5th, 2010.
There were many reviews based on this movie because of the revised version.
Bryan Young wrote a review based on the movie with a biased approach.

This article is based on the images from the movie.
Disney also has a website in relation to the film that one could purchase the movie and do other things involving the movie.


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Music

Aerosmith's 2001 album had a song titled "Sunshine" which talks about Alice and other characters from the book. In the music video, Steven Tyler is trying to portray a young blonde Alice. There are scenes of the Red Queen and the White Rabbit as well.



Avril Lavigne wrote a song "Alice" which relates back to the Tim Burton film perfectly.



How does Alice and Wonderland serve as a map for coping with the anzieties of everyday life?

In Chapter 1, her changing size became a source of anxiety for Alice, revealing her desire to remain a child and avoid the pressures of adulthood. In this chapter, she's a growing girl too large to be constricted by forces that seek to hold her back. Throughout the story she begins to mature. I think that the rabbit hole is the adventure that alice needs in order to find herself. I think everyone can relate to that. IN order to learn more about yourself you can go on an adventure even if you do feel uneasy about it.