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Wonderland, circa 1903

This weekend, Tim Burton's fancy 3D version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND finally opens in theaters, joining a long line of ALICE film interpretations.

But way before 3D vs. 2D considerations - before color film and even talkies, actually - Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, two English filmmakers at the turn of the century, created the first cinematic adaptation just 37 years after Lewis Carrol published his now classic masterpiece.

Recently, the British Film Institute Archive restored what's left of the last remaining print of their version, and then they were nice enough to put it on YouTube and share it with us. Check it out and think about how far through the looking glass Alice has come:

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