psychedelic sitar alice

Yes it’s on dvd (2003 + 2010) but I’ve only just found out! This cykedreamy excerpt (there’s an even better one here) from “Alice in wonderland” was shot by Jonathan Miller for the BBC in 1966, has a sitar soundtrack (sic) by Ravi Shankar and features Peter Sellers, Peter Cook & John Gielgud!! And speaking of psychedelia: see also + here’s more related reading, the last link leading to a truly excellent blogpost:

Hey and while we’re tripping over the egg yoke down memory … er … lane, here’s two very old versions:

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Context: Lewis Carroll‘s first invented the “Alice” story on 1862-07-04  for one Alice Liddell. 1864-11 he presented her a handwritten, illustrated manuscript entitled “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” (it’s been reprinted facsimile). Macmillan would eventually publish “Alice’s adventures in wonderland” in 1865, and “Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there” late in 1871. And over a century later, in 1984, a talented Scotsman named Gilbert Adair came along and published a (second) sequel, viz. Alice through the needle’s eye“. So there!

And oh to see that 1965 “Alice” by Dennis Potter (a ‘biography’ of la Liddell which is also on the 2010 dvd)!

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Started my blog on Posterous (snaporaz), moved it to WordPress (zaropans because the original name was taken).
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