Dreamchild

Overview

Irreverent British writer Dennis Potter speaks aloud what many literary historians have only postulated in whispers in Dreamchild. The film is set in 1932, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll. The guest of honor at the New York-based celebration is 80-year-old Alice Liddell Coral Browne, who as a child inspired Carroll's whimsical novels. Amidst the cajoling of both devoted fans and fast-buck hustlers, the grim-faced Alice tries to remain calm and dignified. What ...
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Overview

Irreverent British writer Dennis Potter speaks aloud what many literary historians have only postulated in whispers in Dreamchild. The film is set in 1932, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll. The guest of honor at the New York-based celebration is 80-year-old Alice Liddell Coral Browne, who as a child inspired Carroll's whimsical novels. Amidst the cajoling of both devoted fans and fast-buck hustlers, the grim-faced Alice tries to remain calm and dignified. What none of the idolaters suspect is that Alice harbors a long-suppressed secret concerning her "very special" relationship with Carroll -- a secret revealed in an extremely tasteful fashion during a flashback sequence, featuring Amelia Shankley as young Alice and Ian Holm as Charles Dodgson, the virginal, child-obsessed clergyman whom the world knew as Lewis Carroll. The darkness of Dennis Potter's vision is lightened by Muppeteer Jim Henson's marvelous three-dimensional renditions of the Wonderland and Looking Glass characters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2011
  • UPC: 883904201342
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,922

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Coral Browne Alice Hargreaves
Ian Holm Rev. Charles Dodgson
Peter Gallagher Jack Dolan
Nicola Cowper Lucy
Caris Corfman Sally Mackeson
Amelia Shankley Little Alice
Jane Asher Mrs. Liddell
Imogen Boorman Loriona
Emma King Edith
Shane Rimmer Mr. Marl
William Hootkins Radio Actor
Ron Mueck Gryphon
Steve Whitmire Mock Turtle
Karen Prell Dormouse
Michael Sundin March Hare
Fulton Mackay Voice Only
Alan Bennett Voice Only
Julie Walters Voice Only
Anthony Haygarth Voice Only
Frank Middlemass Voice Only
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Rev. Duckworth
Peter Banks Editor
Ron Berglas Editor
Danny Brainin Reporter/Photographer
Ken Campbell Radio Sound Effects Man, Voice Only
Jeffrey Chiswick Radio Actor
Sam Douglas Reporter
Nigel Hawthorne
Thomasine Heiner Announcer/Chairman
Derek Hoxby Editor
Johnny M. 1st Crooner
Tony Mansell Waldorf Astoria Crooner
Big Mick Mad Hatter
Olivier Pierre President of University
Alan Sherman Reporter
Pat Starr Radio Actress
Ron Travis Editor
Rupert Wainwright Hargreaves
Peter Whitman Radio Producer
James Wilby Baker
Technical Credits
Gavin Millar Director
Marianne Ford Art Director
Roger Hall Production Designer
Max Harris Score Composer
Len Huntingford Art Director
Eddie Knight Makeup
Verity Lambert Producer
Rick McCallum Producer
Gates McFadden Choreography
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Angus Newton Editor
Dennis Potter Producer, Screenwriter
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Kenith Trodd Producer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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