- Title: CF570
FEATURE FILM, 1915
Screen opens on MS of woman baking in one room house. Little girl (Alice) enters and stands by the window daydreaming. Old fashioned cooking, idyllic setting, child playing on floor.
MS girl running down curvy path through trees followed by older girl. Girl stops and picks up white rabbit by the ears, animal cruelty. MS girl pointing to owl sitting on branch of tree. MS girl stroking Cheshire cat which sits in branch of tree.
MS two girls running through field towards farm buildings. Barnyard animals, cows, chickens, pigs.
MS two girls walking through field picking flowers. Bad for hay fever. MS the two girls walk along the riverside arm in arm.
MS the two girls sit down and one reads to the other. Alice places her head in the lap of the older girl. Storytelling.
MS a large white rabbit walks out of the trees in BG. Man in animal suit. MS large white rabbit wearing waistcoat beacons towards the young girl.
Special effect as superimposed Alice stands up from where she was sleeping and follows the rabbit. Rabbit waves to Alice.
Shot of girl walking up slope towards the white rabbit. In the middle of the field there is a sign ‘To Wonderland’. MS of girl in white dress standing next to ‘To Wonderland’ sign.
MS of girl hunched over as she enters the rabbit hole. Looks more like a cave. MS of girl falling to the ground. Girl looks around stone well then crawls through black hole.
MS the girl finds key and begins trying the locks on three doors. They don’t work then Alice opens a tiny door at the base of the large door.
MS picturesque, beautiful water fountain, water feature, pool. MS girl sitting on the floor crying. Boo hoo. MS a really bad looking mouse walks past the crying girl.
Two muppet owls stand in the branches of tree. Sign next to them ‘To the animal convention. Comic looking owls.
Muppet mouse sits on riverbank. MS muppet dodo waddles across field. Good shot. Comic characters. Children’s story. Muppet owl flies to the ground (man in suit lowered to ground by wires) Funny looking comic animal characters. Alison standing among muppet animal characters.
MS Alice standing next to rabbit in tuxedo. Nice shot of a young girl running through field towards small cottage.
MS great shot of white rabbit standing outside small cottage.
Nice shot of rabbit’s home, with rabbit shaped banister. Girl sneaks about.
MS fantastic shot of Alice entering tiny little room, with miniature table, dresser, window and fireplace. White rabbit picking up something off the ground.
MS guy in a caterpillar costume sits on large mushroom smoking.
MS man with pitch fork makes piles of hay. Large man with over accentuated belly stumbles into shot. Fat man stands on his head, comic moment.
Comically characters bow heads and bang beaks into each other.
Interior kitchen, great looking costume design for the maids (large oversized heads and facial features). Comic situation.
MS Alice stands at the base of tree, large costume Cheshire cat sits in the branches. Alice seeks directions from the cat that then disappears, magic trick.
MS Cheshire cat reappears. Cheshire cat’s body vanishes leaving only the head, girl stands back in amazement. Magic, early film special effects, trippy.
Great shot as girl swings door open on base of tree to reveal water pool and idyllic setting. MS King and Queen of Hearts walk on screen court official’s bow their heads. Great looking costume design. King and Queen hold heart shaped sceptres. Men with large playing cards march across lawn. Nice shot of playing cards busily painting white roses’ red.
The queen gestures to cut of their heads. The whole sequence is very theatrical and over acted.
Scene with playing card and girl playing croquet. MS girl is introduced to the gryphon (pretty poor costume). Coastal view, gryphon and Alice enter screen, gryphon leads girl away.
MS mock turtle costume. Comic character.
MS the gryphon and Alice walk across the beach. Turtle character appears to be singing.
LS of dark figures wading out from the sea. Two walrus character wave umbrellas in the air. Comic situation. MS lobster character on beach. Great looking walrus costume in suit.
MS of lobster, walrus and mock turtle characters dancing on the beach. Comic situation.
MS Alice and white rabbit standing on beach. Rabbit blows trumpet.
Interior courtroom setting with King and Queen of hearts sitting on thrown. Hatter arrives, mad hatter.
Countryside setting, Alice awakes from dream. Girl asleep on older woman’s lap. Picks up white rabbit by the ears.
- Keywords:USA, FANTASY, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, WHITE RABBIT, SURREAL, QUEEN OF HEARTS
- Master Title:CF570