Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Life Of Lewis Carroll|
Lewis Carroll (1832-98) was an English writer, logician, mathematician, Anglican deacon and photographer. He excelled in two of these fields, photography and writing. As a photographer, he brought a sense of human fragilit... more »
Dirk | Omaha, NE USA | 12/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't be deceived by the black and white photo on the cover. This documentary is recently done, in color, and gives a good background on the life of "Alice in Wonderland" creator Lewis Carroll. It runs 75 minutes in length, with no extras. The program is narrated by one person, which gets a little dull. Perhaps some interviews with Carroll experts would have helped break up the narration a bit. On the whole, good, though."
feedthecat | Toronto, Canada | 01/25/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As the other two reviewers have noted, this DVD is boring and lame. If one is interested in Lewis Carroll AKA Charles Dodgson, one should get a copy of Morten Cohen's or Karoline Leach's bio of him (I recommend the former: though published 15 years ago, it's still the best and sticks pretty much to the facts, whereas Ms. Leach's book makes some wild speculations that are backed up by specious evidence - there's also a new bio by Jenny Woolf that is to be released in Feb. and has attracted some buzz). Of course, if one has their heart set on a DVD or video, I recommend the ALICE IN WONDERLAND "episode" from The Learning Channel's GREAT BOOKS series. Although it's a bit dated and can only be found on videotape (occasionally, a used copy can be found here on Amazon), it's very informative and entertaining (Cohen appears on it and gives his two cents). Indeed, becuz it's a videotape (I don't think that TLC put out any of the Great Books episodes on DVD), it can often be had pretty cheap."