(Original Review, 1994-08-10)
I’ve always interpreted “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as a (modern) Fairytale.
In a way most of modern commercial movies are more like classical fairytales: very elemental stories set in a simplistic moral universe, with stereotypical characters. The movies may seem to be more complex but that is mostly 'effect'. Movies are very good at the dazzle part of the story telling business. Complexity of story: very much less so.
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