The Lobster Quadrille

Anne-Marie Mallik as Alice in Wonderland in the outrageous 1966 BBC production.

I do like Lewis Carroll, but I love director Jonathan Miller‘s 1966 film “Alice in Wonderland,” based on that fateful fall down the rabbit hole. It was made for the BBC and it is everything that you could hope for, with Peter Sellers as the King of Hearts, and Sir John Gielgud as the mock turtle. Astonishingly, Ravi Shankhar provides the sitar-intensive soundtrack, and it works just perfectly. I don’t know why more of my friends aren’t raving about this beautiful old film.

Here, the actors perform the perfect, poetic “Lobster Quadrille.” There are so many fantastic clips available online, but really it’s worth seeing the whole thing.