I had to do this one because it is the first film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s tale of a little girl named Alice falling into the rabbit’s hole and her adventures in Wonderland. This was actually considered lost but then was found, partly anyway, so its just a short, choppy version of the story but you still get to see some creative camera tricks and the first characters ever on film inspired by the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Caroll) died in 1898, so he never got to see his tale come to life on screen but I’m sure he would have enjoyed it.
Cecil Hepworth was an early pioneer in British cinema and he went on to direct some very important films. I’ll definitely be revisiting his career as I carry on along the decades of great cinema.