Friday, April 22, 2011

Curious Alice


'Curious Alice' is an animated fantasy involving various dangerous drugs based on the characters in Alice in Wonderland. Alice is seen touring a strange land where everyone has chosen drugs: the Madhatter uses LSD; the Dormouse uses sleeping pills; and the King of Hearts represents heroin.

Advertisement above from a state pamphlet called "Drug Abuse Prevention Materials for Schools," from the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. The film came out in 1971 or thereabouts. Never has anti-drug propaganda been so drugged out! I think this might be my new favorite Alice movie.



Edit: apparently this isn't viewable on Youtube in the UK. What a shame! Here are some screen grabs. Cool Raymond Scott-style electronic score too.








16 comments:

  1. 'The uploader has not made this film available in your country" (i'm in the UK)

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  2. Ah, that's lame. Does anybody in the US know how to rip this thing and host it somewhere else? I'll post some screen grabs in the meantime.

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  3. :)
    http://colourmein.tumblr.com/post/4882243079/curious-alice

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  4. Is there any other link for the video available? The music is absolutely beautiful with the spoken words. I must find a copy of that somewhere.

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  5. This seems to be only part of the film that was uploaded on Youtube. I wonder if the whole film can be located somewhere because it's visually gorgeous.

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  6. Download helper or Net Video Hunter might work with downloading the video?

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  7. video (as per youtube, no additional film) can be downloaded here...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?4hp5r84xa4cscvt

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  8. This looks amazing. And I can't see it. Gonna have to move to the USA.

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  9. thanks very much, lovely, seems to be only part of the whole thing

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  10. beautiful and incredible! the video seems to be available (DVD-R and VOD) via "something weird":
    http://www.somethingweird.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=57819&substring=curious+alice

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  11. It works: I downloaded the compilation from somethingweird - see link in my previous comment - for 9.99$, and it contains the full 12min film. Totally worth it.

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  12. Thanks for the reconnaissance work, dispo -- I'll check it out!

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  13. IT WAS JUST ON TCM I THINK FRIDAY DEC 9TH OR SAT AM. YES VERY WEIRD

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