The Josie Baggley Company

Friday, 12 February 2010

'Alice' by Jan Svankmajer

I LOVE this!x
My favourite Alice in Wonderland movie by far. I love the dark creepiness. The depictiopn of The White Rabbit is delivered perfectly to my mind!-sinister & weird! Other parts to this amazing movie can be viewed on youtube. Check out the Queen of Hearts & Jabberwocky clips. It took Svankmajer TWO years to make using stop motion technique. A method that he has used in other fabulous movies too. A preternatural accomplishment this movie is seemingly simple without all the Hollywood accoutrements yet would be hard to duplicate. Of course HIS Wonderland vision was key. Just FABULOUS!

22 comments:

Yve said...

I love Jan Svankmeijer, even though I probably can't spell his name :o) It's INCREDIBLY slow but I think Tim Burton will have to go a long way to beat it!

La Dolce Vita said...

awesome!

Debby said...

This is great!

mermaiden said...

Whoa, welcome to Weirdtown.
Leave it to Queen of the Baggleys to lead the way ;D
(love it!)

Debrina said...

Hello Rainey! I must apologise for not getting over here for an AGE! I know Face Book doesn't count either, as I am absolutely useless on that too. Anyway, I always love catching up with you on your blog and what you've been up to! Love this version of Alice, btw. I'd never seen it before???! Also, your clown painting is so eerily supernatural - that white face gives me the perfect set of heebeejeebees...ha ha. Gorgeous!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Very interesting! I've added it to my Netfix cue!
I just added some very cool Alice and Wonderland paper cuts to my store today as well as some really cool Dark Dolls! They made me think of you :).
xoxo,
Kristin

Artist and Dollmaker said...

For some reason the clip doesn't want to load right now but I'm pretty sure I know which movie this is and it's my favorite too!!! and yes, it is very hard to find, you're lucky to have it :) Thanks for dropping by my blog, I didn't even consider that the little lamb was being chased! Oh my!

~Wendy~ said...

Love this Alice. The dolls and Rabbit too! One of my followers just sent me it's link as well.

I love your blog and your ooak pieces are fantastic! I have posted your website on The GTS Facebook Page. Please let me know of any events you are doing in the near future so I can spread the word!

Wendy

Eva said...

That looks very cool. Never heard of it before (although I don't watch a lot of Alice movies). I'll have to see if I can track it down somehow to watch.

Juliette Crane said...

wow! incredible. i love you artwork. very beautiful and mysterious.

thank you so much for visiting my blog as well. it's always a delight to find new fabulous artists!

Canace said...

Very intriguing and yes .. a bit creepy...

I like it! :o)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

AWESOME...thanks for sharing and for popping over to our Blog!
It's always sweet to see a new face:-)
Have a GRANDE day!
Char

myletterstoemily said...

bit slow for me but very cool. creepy rabbit.

Eggman Studios said...

Oh! One of my all-time favorite films and filmmaker! His films are like dreams... So surreal and dark, yet beautiful, slow and savory. Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

Debrina said...

Hi Rainey - I had a huge giggle this morning when I saw your comment on my latest blog posting, ha ha! I think that might be my next ACEO challenge: bunny ears on long since dead women, handing out bread rolls! Your so funny! I am actually REALLY looking forward to Disney's 3d Alice - it looks pretty darn good, even if cinemas around the world are boycotting it because Disney wil soon release the DVD (more power to the consumer, I say!).

In the Light of the Moon said...

I'm off to netflix...I must check this out.I'm looking forward to the new one as well.Thanks for sharing it!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Anonymous said...

This is a great movie. One of my faves! The new 3-D one looks superb as well! Wendy =i=

ArtSparker said...

Svankmajer's work is what a medieval alchemist might have made, had they had the technology in the dark ages.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Rainey! This is definitely one of my favorites too! Thanks for sharing! I haven't seen it for awhile. Creative Blessings to you!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Jo Archer said...

Just seen this. it is brilliant. Would love to see the whole thing. Am off to check him out now! Thanks for posting this Rainey.

avalonrosedesign said...

Aaaaa....you've got Wonderland fever too, huh? ;) I'll have to check out the video. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy

Jeanie said...

I'm thinking maybe you should visit Karla's Cottage and take part in her Alice in Wonderland tag swap! There's a link to her site on The Marmelade Gypsy (my real blog, which you can link to from Chopsticks and String!) I'm doing my tags this weekend!