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Jun 10, 2016 GenXMedia
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A minimal background.
Topics: GenX, minimal, wallpaper, walls, background
Community Software
Apr 7, 2016 GenXMedia
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A theme for  Chromium browsers .
Topics: GenXMedia, GenX, Chrome, Chromium, Browser, Theme
Windows Desktop Themes
Apr 5, 2016 GenXMedia
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An original Windows Theme designed for simplicity and  productivity, it has no distracting sound schemes or annoying screen savers so it won’t interfere with your favourite settings.  Instructions: Unzip the file. Double click the Windows Desktop Theme Pack File to automatically install.  For Windows 10. Not tested on other operating systems. Includes wallpapers for users on other operating systems. Not for sale or resale.
Topics: GenX, minimal, wallpaper, walls, background, wallpaper pack, collection, Windows theme, Windows 10...
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Mar 28, 2016 GenXMedia
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Freshly squeezed.
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Mar 28, 2016 GenXMedia
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Less is more. 
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Mar 26, 2016 GenXMedia
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An original Windows Theme designed for simplicity and  productivity, it has no distracting sound schemes or annoying screen savers so it won’t interfere with your favourite settings.  Instructions: Unzip the file. Double click the Windows Desktop Theme Pack File to automatically install.  For Windows 7. Not tested on other operating systems. Includes wallpapers for users on other operating systems. Not for sale or resale.
Topics: GenX, nature, wallpaper, walls, background, wallpaper pack, collection, Windows theme, Windows 7...
Windows Desktop Themes
Mar 26, 2016 GenXMedia
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An original Windows Theme designed for simplicity and  productivity, it has no distracting sound schemes or annoying screen savers so it won’t interfere with your favourite settings.  Instructions: Unzip the file. Double click the Windows Desktop Theme Pack File to automatically install.  For Windows 7. Not tested on other operating systems. Includes wallpapers for users on other operating systems. Not for sale or resale.
Topics: GenX, minimal, wallpaper, walls, background, wallpaper pack, collection, Windows theme, Windows 7...
Community Images
Mar 26, 2016 GenXMedia
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An original Windows Theme designed for simplicity and  productivity, it has no distracting sound schemes or annoying screen savers so it won’t interfere with your favourite settings.  Instructions: Unzip the file. Double click the Windows Desktop Theme Pack File to automatically install.  For Windows 7. Not tested on other operating systems. Includes wallpapers for users on other operating systems. Not for sale or resale.
Topics: GenX, minimal, wallpaper, walls, background, wallpaper pack, collection, Windows theme, Windows 7...
Community Images
Mar 26, 2016 GenXMedia
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A nature-inspired background. 
Topics: GenX, nature, wallpaper, walls, background
Community Images
Mar 25, 2016 GenXMedia
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Learn more about Constructivism . No, really. It's cool. 
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Mar 25, 2016 GenXMedia
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A small collection of simple warm backgrounds.
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Mar 25, 2016 GenXMedia
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Wallpaper celebrating  L. Frank Baum's The Sea Fairies  by GenXMedia.
Topics: GenX, wallpaper, walls, background, L. Frank Baum, Children's Books, Fairy Tales, The Sea Fairies
Community Images
Mar 21, 2016 GenXMedia
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Backgrounds pack by Gen at GenXMedia. 
Topics: GenX, minimal, wallpaper, walls, background, wallpaper pack, collection, GXM Driving Through The...
The Georges Méliès Collection
Feb 18, 2014 Georges Méliès
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Conquest Of The North Pole: Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the purpose. When everything is ready, Maboul and several other scientists depart for the pole. Their trip will prove to be even more eventful than expected. Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1912 (France) Also Known As: À la conquête du pôle, The Conquest of the Pole...
Topics: Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Adventure, GenX
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Dec 11, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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The story of Tom Thumb, re-released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary The Hermit Crab in 1922. Country: France Language: French Release Date: 10 September 1909 (USA) Director: Segundo de Chomón Writers: Segundo de Chomón (writer) Charles Perrault (writer) Distributors Pathé Frères (1909) (France) (theatrical) Pathé Frères (1909) (USA) (theatrical) General Film Company (1912) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
Topics: Segundo de Chomón, Fairy Tale, Tom Thumb, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Oct 28, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears... Bleuette Bernon ... Aurora Georges Méliès ... Prince Bel-Azor Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Release Date: France September 1903 (Paris) UK September 1903 (London) USA 5 September 1903 Also Known As: Le royaume des fées France (original title) A tündérkirályság Hungary (imdb display title) Au royaume des fées...
Topics: Georges Méliès, Short, Fantasy, Adventure, Kingdom, Fairy Tale
Silent Films
Oct 28, 2012 Lumière
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"Fishing for Goldfish" A man holds a child of about 10 or 11 months so the child can stand on a table and look down into a large clear goldfish bowl, nearly full of water, with two goldfish swimming in it. The child, dressed in a white gown with a white cap, makes an occasional grab for a fish. The fish evade the child. Written by jhailey Country: France Filming Locations: Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France Production Co: Lumière
Topics: Lumière, Short, Documentary, Fish, Baby
Silent Films
Oct 27, 2012 Lumière
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"The Sea" Swimming in the Sea (aka Lumiere No. 11) is an approximately 40-second long actuality of four boys and a woman running down a small, makeshift pier and diving in the ocean. Country: France Release Date: France 28 December 1895 (Paris) UK 20 February 1896 (London) Finland 28 June 1896 Also Known As (AKA) Baignade en mer France (original title) Hafvet Finland (Swedish title) La mer (undefined) Meri Finland (informal title) Meri ihmeellisine kylpykuvauksineen Finland Sea...
Topics: Lumière, Short, Documentary, Sea
Silent Films
Oct 27, 2012 Lumière
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Director: Louis Lumière Writer: Louis Lumière Stars: Madeleine Koehler Country: France Release Date: 1899 (France) Also Known As (AKA) Filming Locations: Demeure Koehler - 29 Rue Guilloud, Monplasir, Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France A lány és a macska )Hungary)
Topics: Lumière, Girl, Cat, Short, Documentary
The Georges Méliès Collection
Oct 16, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Summary: Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well. Storyline: Townspeople are seen walking past the village well. A man and a mule [the latter obviously a person in a mule costume] stop nearby as the man prepares to get water. An old crone accosts the man and begs a hand-out, but the man indignantly refuses. As he turns back to deal with his mule, the crone reveals herself a witch and curses the well, then exits, shaking her fist. The man returns and fetches water,...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Stop Motion, Fantasy, Short
The Georges Méliès Collection
Sep 9, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès (1902) George Melies's `A Trip to the Moon' welcomes a change in film making of the twentieth century. Combined with live action as well as models, the movie tells a story about astronauts who take a trip to the moon. The moon, having a human face captures the astronauts after they crash into its eye. They later escape the moon and it's moon-men and make it back to earth safely. Melies wrote, directed and starred in this movie. He...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Moon, Fantasy, Short
Silent Films
Sep 9, 2012 Lumière
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One of the most famous films from The Lumière Brothers, who are often credited as the Fathers of All Cinema, "Le Squelette Joyeaux" (also known as "The Dancing Skeleton") is arguably the first stop-motion film but surely the best known of its time, packing in the viewers for this witty short comedy film. Release Date: France 1897 Production Co: Lumière Read more about Auguste and Louis Lumière http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumi%C3%A8re
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Topics: Gen X, Lumière, Fantasy, Comedy, Short, Stop-Motion, Animation
The Georges Méliès Collection
Sep 9, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out. He gathers them up and puts them back into the coffer. When he opens it again he...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Comedy, Short
Silent Films
Aug 24, 2012 Alice Guy
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Director: Alice Guy Country: France Also known as: The Irresistible Piano (USA) Production Co: Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont Genres: Short A guy is seen moving into an apartment. Soon he begins playing the piano and bothering everyone with the noise. His neighbors, one by one, begin to dance to the tune and can't stop. Eventually, many of them make their way to the apartment to try to make him stop playing, but when the get closer, they cannot stop themselves from dancing. When he...
Topics: GenX, Alice Guy, Short, Piano
The Georges Méliès Collection
Aug 24, 2012 Georges Méliès
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him. Then, turning to the moon and raising...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Sphynx, Monster
The Georges Méliès Collection
Aug 24, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The Infernal Boiling Pot (Le Chaudron Infernal) is a 1903 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès...
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Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Hand Painted, Hell
The Georges Méliès Collection
Jul 27, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The magician appears upon the stage with his assistant. Taking a handkerchief from his pocket, he causes an empty jar to suddenly appear under it. He places the empty jar upon the table and seizing his assistant by one arm, begins pumping, when lo! a stream of water emits from the mouth of the assistant and fills the dish. One by one he takes six fishes from the mouth of his assistant and places them in the dish. The assistant is then commanded to hold the jar high above his head, and...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Magic
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Jun 18, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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A conjurer in Chinese garb jumps out of a box that's about two feet wide and six inches high. He conjures an assistant from the same box plus a young woman, who then disappears into the box. He continuously picks up the box and shows us the empty inside. Next, he removes many small boxes from the larger box, stacks them on top of each other after making a base row of six or seven. The stacked boxes (magic bricks) become a movie screen, revealing the image of a laughing child. The magician...
Topics: GenX, Segundo de Chomón, Magician, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Jun 18, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Le Savant et le chimpanzé, 1900, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 317 An elderly doctor keeps a monkey in a cage. When he briefly pops out, the monkey breaks free, leaps onto a nearby table and begins to systematically wreck the doctor’s study. After overturning a cupboard, he climbs up the stairs to the doctor’s bedroom. The doctor grabs it by the tail, which comes off. While the monkey trashes the bedroom, the doctor is attempting to tame the tail, which has developed a life of its own. The...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Comedy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Jun 5, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Jeanne d’Arc, 1900, 10m19s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 264-275 Director: Georges Méliès Writers: Georges Méliès (screenplay), Georges Méliès (story) Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès and Jeanne d'Alcy as Jeanne d'Arc Despite being made as early as 1900, Georges Méliès’ Joan of Arc was in fact the second adaptation of the legend: Georges Hatot’s The Execution of Joan of Arc (Execution de Jeanne d’Arc) was made in 1897. The title role was played by one Mademoiselle Calvière,...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Joan of Arc, History, Silent Film, Short, Drama, Hand-coloured
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 24, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Le Cauchemar, 1896, 1m09s Star Film Catalogue No. 82 In the grip of a nightmare, a man tosses and turns in bed. He imagines a woman sitting at the foot end, clad only in a sheet, but when he reaches out to embrace her, she turns into a blackface minstrel with a banjo, and he reacts in horror, falling back onto the bed. The minstrel leaps up onto the bed and performs a song and dance routine. Unable to stand it any longer, the man grabs him by the shoulders, only to find him turning into Pierrot...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 19, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The Temptation of St. Anthony La Tentation de Saint Antoine, 1898, 1m10s Star Film Catalogue No. 169 In his cave, the hermit Saint Anthony prays before an effigy of the crucified Christ. A scantily-clad woman suddenly appears, and St Anthony shields his eyes from the sight of temptation. She vanishes, and he recommences reading the Bible. Two women appear either side of him, and he recoils in horror. They vanish, and he picks up a skull from the base of the cross. However, when he kisses it, it...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Religious
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
May 5, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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The creation of tulips is a delicate and magical thing... Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Cinematographer: Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 4 January 1908 (USA) 1907 (France) Production Companies: Pathé Frères Distributors: Pathé Frères (theatrical) (1907) (France) 1908 (USA) Sound Mix: Silent Color: Color (stencil tinted) Also Known As (AKA) Les tulipes France (original title) The Tulips USA
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Hand-Coloured
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
May 5, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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A sculptor and his assistant quickly make a creation. Director: Segundo de Chomón Stars: Julienne Mathieu Country: France Language: French Release Date: 3 August 1907 (USA) 1907 (France) Production Companies: Pathé Frères Distributors: Pathé Frères (1907) (France and USA) (theatrical) Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) Le sculpteur express France (original title) The Express Sculptor USA
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Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Comedy, Julienne Mathieu
The Georges Méliès Collection
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Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. (Wikipedia) A prolific innovator in the use of special effects, accidentally discovered the substitution stop trick, he was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his work. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality through cinematography,...
Topics: cinema, early movies, french, filmmaker, silent films
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
May 4, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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A sorcerer draws signs on the sand making charming young women. Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1906 Also Known As: El brujo arabe (Spain) The Arabic Sorcere (English) Production Co: Pathé Frères Pathé Frères Film Catalogue no. 1446
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Hand-Coloured
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 4, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The film begins with a grandmother reading a story to a small child before tucking him or her into bed (it's a bit difficult to tell which the tot is). No sooner has the mite fallen asleep than s/he begins dreaming of an angel standing over his/her bed and whisking him/her off to a land of giant toys. The kid wanders around for a bit before being led away by a lady who takes him/her to a jungle or forest where other young ladies dressed as butterflies dance around a bit.. - 16 August 2010 | by...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Silent Films
May 4, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A peddler of "the best glue" sets up his outdoor stall. A crowd gathers for a demonstration. As he gives his pitch, two observant cops decide drive off his customers and close him down, much to his fury. He seeks revenge as they sit on a park bench. Incensed, they give chase to administer frontier justice. The crowd, with a mob's psyche, cheers on whomever is on top. It's a pity because this glue really does work. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Rlease Date: 1907...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Comedy
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 4, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A man enters a sub and the submarine slowly descends as the crowd watches. Then, you see what is supposed to be an underwater scene. It's done using stop-motion, real fish and painted images. It must have been pretty cool back in 1907--but it looks pretty dated today. Then, things get weird. Starfish turn into dancing girls--yes, dancing girls! Sadly, the ship scares them off! But, at least the guy in the boat gets to see some mermaids--and leaves the boat (and seems to be breathing just...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Adventure, Science Fiction
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 4, 2012 Georges Méliès
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This is a five minute short film from Georges Méliès. Like most of his films, Méliès himself appears in the movie--as the jester. He bounces about and tries to entertain the king. However, Francois appears bored by all this. But, when the jester brings out a pretty lady (in 1907 clothing, by the way), the king takes notice! Then, the jester goes about doing the usual Méliès stuff--magic (as he was a stage magician before turning to films).Sadly, the final portion of the film is degraded...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Comedy
The Georges Méliès Collection
May 4, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances. Director: Georges Méliès Writers: Georges Méliès (adaptation), Charles Perrault (fairy tale) Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy and Bleuette Bernon Lord Bluebeard is looking for a woman to become his eighth wife, as his first seven wives have all passed away. Many noble families bring their daughters to meet him, but none of the young women want to marry him....
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Action, Adventure, Fairy Tale, Horror
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 27, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation. The heavens erupt with showers of...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Drama, Romance
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 27, 2012 Georges Méliès
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"How Bridget's Lover Escaped" ("Le marriage de Victoire") is a comedy from Georges Méliès. It begins with a man (I think he's a fireman) in he kitchen--making out with the cook, Bridget. When folks overhear the commotion, they enter the kitchen and the man hides. After a while, I guess he got bored and attacks them. This leads to a police chase on the rooftops of Paris. In the end, Bridget and her lover marry. Director: Georges Méliès
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Comedy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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Une nuit épouvantable aka Robert Macaire and Bertrand UK aka A Dreadful Night UK aka A Terrible Night USA Directed by Segundo de Chomón Country: France 1905 Length 40 Metres Run Time: 2 minutes A poor soldier of fortune comes to an inn to enjoy a rest but he reckons with an evil spirit. After several unsuccessful attempts over each other, it is blown away by a tremendous explosion which ripped through the house. He walks out. gasping amid the rubble.
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Robert Macaire et Bertrand aka Robert Macaire and Bertrand USA/UK aka Robert Macaire és Bertrand Hungary aka Robert Macaire et Bertrand, les Rois des Cambrioleurs France, proper Directed by Georges Melies Country: France 1906 Country: USA 1907 What it is: Comic slapstick chase movie Two thieves rob a bank and lead the police on a merry chase. Many of the Melies films I've covered are so full of fantastic content that I have no problem justifying my coverage of them. This one is the most...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Adventure
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him on a spit. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France release Dates: France 1905 USA 1906 Shoot location: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) Les quatre cents farces du diable France (original title) Az ördög 400 csapása Hungary Czterysta zartów diabelskich...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Move over, Mad Men, THIS is how you run an advertising campaign - An entire wall of posters comes to life! Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release Date: France 1906 Also Known As (AKA) Les affiches en goguette France (original title) A vidám plakátok Hungary The Hilarious Posters USA
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Comedy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Hand-Coloured
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Star Film 735 - 755 A street comedy of pranks and antics. Un Feu D'Artifice Improvisé France (original title) Unexpected Fireworks USA Váratlan tüzeset Hungary
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Les cartes vivantes Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA (1905) French B&W : Short film Directed by Georges Méliès A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive. The king removes his costume, and there's something very...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Drama, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a raid. The women become shop girls and customers, the men become clerks and shoppers. The craps table becomes a long counter. The police do raid the joint, and the nearly-instantaneous conversion into a dry goods store covers all the evidence. The police leave in dismay and disgust. But will they be back? What...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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It is interesting that the Catholic -- but pro-Dreyfus -- Méliès would make this allegorical film about a symbolic Jew, played by Méliès himself, wandering throughout the ages, plagued for eternity by his complicity in the death of Christ. On the surface, the film isn't anti-Semitic so much as it is illustrative of a tenet in the Catholic faith going back to the Medieval period, still very much in force at the end of the 19th century. This dogma did led to widespread persecution of Jews in...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand.
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The jump cut was the key element in early movie conjurer Georges Méliès bag of tricks, and as he grew more experienced in the production of films so his use of this trick grew more sophisticated. This ingenious little movie shows off Méliès' adeptness to good effect, and it's clear that a lot of imagination has been used in a simple tale. A mischievous devil appears in a hotel room and is just preparing for a snooze when a traveler enters the room. Angered by this intrusion the devil plays...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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"A Mesmerian Experiment" was originally titled "Le Baquet de Mesmer" in French and it's another short from Georges Méliès. However, despite the title, it really has nothing to do with hypnosis (i.e., 'mesmerism'--named after the early hypnotist, Anton Mesmer). Like so many of Méliès' films, this one finds him playing the role of a magician--a common thing since in real life he was a stage magician. Here he's heavily disguised with fake hair and a HUGE beard and a period...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin; they dress her and she suddenly comes alive. The magic continues: footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves; when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes. Then they...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty, most laughable and comical. Country: France Release Date: 13 June 1903 (USA) Un malheur n'arrive jamais seul France (original title) Misfortune Never Comes Alone USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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With godly entrapment, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Country: France Release Date: 7 November 1903 (USA) Also Known As (AKA) Le...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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On exiting a strange cone a young girl deploys her butterfly wings. Mr Méliès is preparing for the show. In a puff of smoke, a star in the centre of which a second young girl appears, occupies the centre of the stage. As quick as lightning and the young girl from the star is transformed into a threatening spider-woman. But Méliès is there! With a magical gunshot the sprawling creature disappears in an enormous cloud of smoke. His mastery of special effects through spectacular staging...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Also Known As (AKA) Sorcellerie culinaire France (original title) Culinary Sorcery International (English title) Kulináris boszorkányság Hungary The Cook in Trouble USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A dramatic short by Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 26 March 1904 Runtime: 3 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) Un miracle sous l'inquisition France (original title) A Miracle Under the Inquisition USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a second woman appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the women have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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The king of France receives a marvelous fan. The fan opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women which then come to life an move in unison as their clothing changes. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release date USA 7 May 1904 Also Known As (AKA) Le merveilleux éventail vivant France (original title) A csodálatos élő legyező Hungary Fantastyczny wachlarz Poland The Marvellous Living Fan International (English title) The Wonderful Living Fan USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has created a disturbance that has everyone running to his room to find out what is going on. Director: Georges Méliès Release dates USA 27 June 1903 Portugal 28 November 2009 (Cinemateca Portuguesa) Also Known As (AKA) L'auberge du bon repos France (original title) The Inn Where No Man Rests USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A comedic short from director Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 13 February 1904 (USA) France (1903) Also Known As (AKA) Un peu de feu s.v.p. France (original title) Every Man His Own Cigar Lighter USA Nieco ognia prosze Poland
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes after his scholars. A mysterious person who has noticed the old man, by means of a balloon, a handkerchief and a coat, constructs a peculiar figure, doing a lot of tricks at the same time. The professor returns with his class and all prepare for work, when, at the sign of the juggler, the statue comes to life,...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall. When the picture show ends, they open up the lantern to reveal a group of dancing girls inside - and this is only the first of the indications that this lantern really is magical. Director: Georges Méliès Country: France Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) La lanterne magique France (original title) A lámpa Hungary The Magic Lantern USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant. The servant brings a low table upon which the juggler throws some magic powder. The powder takes fire and blazes up into a large flame, in the midst of which appears a beautiful female. The flame dies away,...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A man in a silk top hat stands in front of an empty aquarium. He pours water into his hat and goes fishing, hooking a small one. He becomes a hobo and catches more and more fish from the hat. Then he starts pulling out rabbits. The backdrop becomes the sea, and a mermaid appears. She flirts and beguiles us. The mermaid becomes a woman who leaves the sea and joins the magician, who becomes Neptune. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also...
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Country: France Release Date: 21 November 1903 Also Known As (AKA) Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible France (original title) Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid USA
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Apr 26, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A human skeleton is placed upon a table by an attendant. When the attendant leaves the room the skeleton begins kicking his legs and throwing his arms about and suddenly turns into a magician. The magician produces an egg, performing several sleight-of-hand tricks, and places it upon the table with the small end downward. He then crudely draws a human face upon the shell, and the egg immediately begins growing larger and larger until it reaches the size of a normal head. The form of the egg...
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Apr 26, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
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Apr 26, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines. ORIGINAL TITLE Le théâtre électrique de Bob (S) YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Ferdinand Zecca COMPOSER Silent Movie CINEMATOGRAPHER B&W Country: France Language: French Release Date: April 1906 (USA) USA 18 October 1909...
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Apr 26, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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An artist is painting the portrait of a young woman dressed in a country costume in his attic studio. The landlord demands the rent, but the artist has no money and forces the landlord out. The model tries to comfort him, but he throws her out too. Dancing safes appear and he takes bags of gold coins out of them. A woman fairy appears and she transports them to a palace. Soldiers march in and a troupe of women dancers perform. The scene changes to an area before a fountain, but everyone...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc (The Man With The Rubber Head) is a 1902 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was filmed in 1901 and released in 1902. A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces. The chemist, fearing to burst it,...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Sadly the only thing available are just a few fragments running just over a minute. Since there aren't any title cards it's going to be important for the viewer to already know the story. However, with that said, even if you do know the story then it might be hard to pick up on what's actually going on. The first scene has Crusoe fighting off some men coming after him. The second scene has him in a cottage just sitting around. I'm not sure how much of this movie is missing or if it was...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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A marching band appears, and the band-leader prepares to give them the music for the song he wants them to play. He has prepared a large staff above their heads, and he now creates notes by making duplicates of his own head, placing them on the staff, and completing the notes with sticks and other implements taken from the band members. When he has finished, the players attempt to perform the music that has been written in such an unusual fashion. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Douche du colonel, 1902, 0m58s Star Film Catalogue No. 391 Two men are cleaning the top of a stone archway, standing on a wooden platform. A platoon of soldiers marches under the platform and stands to attention as their colonel passes. He inspects them, and offers several criticisms. A soldier hands him some papers, and he sits down on a stool to read them. One of the workmen descends the ladder to replenish his bucket of water. When moving from the ladder to the platform, he trips and spills...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Le Diable Géant ou Le Miracle de la Madonne, 1901, 2m03s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 384-385 In a lavishly appointed room, a woman is serenaded by a man playing a lute while balanced on a ladder propped up just outside her window. After they clasp hands and gaze lovingly into each otherâs eyes, he descends to the ground. She crosses the room, beside herself with emotion. A devil appears in the alcove, causes bars to appear on her window, taunts her, and then performs a suggestive dance,...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames. A queer and ugly being wishes also to join in the dance, but his limbs break away and dance far from him. All the subjects of His Majesty are seized with the irresistible mania for dancing, and start an unbridled provincial dance. At this sight Satan starts out of the...
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Apr 25, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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NOTE: Only a fragment of this film survives. Here is what remains. By the time this short subject came out, Segundo de Chomón had bested Georges Melies at his own game. His camera magic was as fully developed as Melies. His sense of humor was sharper and his scenes had invaded the real world. Many of the shots of this split-reel short about a bizarre group of tramp musicians who disappear into and out of drums, beach umbrellas and whatnots are shot in the street and the others are on stages...
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Apr 25, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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A grocer electrifies his goods to prevent thieves from running off with his ware. Unfortunately, the current can't tell the difference between thieves and other people... Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) The Electric Current Release Date 1906
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Apr 25, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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1907 Segundo de Chomón Le Scarabe d'or (The Golden Beetle) Note: This film is often incorrectly attributed to Ferdinand Zecca, a very talented comtemporary film-maker who often collaborated on films with Segundo de Chomón through Pathé Frères, for its direction. Weird, creative, and colorful, the visuals in "The Golden Beetle" are as spectacular as anything made in the early years of cinema. This had to have taken both a lot of skill and a lot of work to plan and execute. It uses...
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Apr 25, 2012 Segundo de Chomón
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Sadly, only a fragment of this film seems to have survived. Fortunately, we are here to view it. I don't know about you but watching this made me want to go play outside. Maybe it was the jumping water sprites? Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Stars: Julienne Mathieu Country: France Language: French Release Date: 23 November 1907 (USA) Also Known As: The Enchanted Pond Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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L'Homme Orchestre, 1900, 1m21s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 262-263 In many ways a sequel to The Four Troublesome Heads (Un Homme de têtes, 1898), The One-Man Band ups the ante to a considerable degree by featuring no fewer than seven identically-dressed Georges Méliès playing musical instruments and interacting with one another in remarkably convincing synchronisation. Buster Keaton pulled off a similar trick in The Playhouse (1921) with greater technical polish, but Méliès beat him to the...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Long before Fred Astaire or Lionel Richie danced on the ceiling, there was Georges Méliès as "The Human Fly" in L'homme Mouche. 'Nuff said. L'homme Mouche, 1902, 1m46s Star Film Catalogue No. 415-416 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Sound Mix: Silent Color: Color (hand colored) Release Date: February 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Also Known As (AKA) L'homme mouche France (original title) A légy-ember Hungary The Human Fly USA
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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L'impressioniste Fin de Siecle, 1899, 0m57s Star Film Catalogue No. 183 A stage magician props up a female dummy on a table and lets it fall back before grabbing it and transforming it into a live ballerina. He helps her down and she performs some ballet steps before sitting in a chair. The magician places a large tube on the table and covers her with a cloth. She vanishes, and reappears inside the tube. The magician helps her down again, and picks her up in his arms. She dissolves into a...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Le Diable au Couvent, 1899, 3m09s Star Film Catalogue No. 185-7 In a convent, a priest adjusts the position of some chairs before departing. As soon as heâs gone, the devil (Méliès) emerges from the font, and looks around. Spotting a rope dangling from the ceiling, he tugs on it, and a bell rings. He wraps his cloak around himself and turns into a priest. Seven white-clad nuns enter and kneel on the chairs as the priest/devil mounts the pulpit. He begins preaching, and the nuns cross...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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La Pyramide de Triboulet, 1899, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 218 Georges Méliès, a magician by profession, decided to become a director following the discovery of cinematography. Following its installation at the Studio of Montreuil, his films became truly unique using the magic of trickery to make people and objects appear, disappear and reappear. This earned him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Production Co: Star-Film AKA: The Pyramid of...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Panorama Pris d'un Train En Marche, 1898, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 151 Synopsis: From the top of one of the carriages of a moving train, looking straight ahead over the roofs of the other carriages and over the steam engine pulling them, the viewer travels along a suburban Paris line, under bridges, past assorted buildings and through a station. For those tracking Georges Georges Méliès surviving films from the start, it has already become clear that for all his undoubted originality, he...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Star Film Catalogue no. 110 Combat Naval en Grèce (Naval Combat in Greece) Director: Georges Méliès Production Co: Star-Film Country: France Release Date: 1897 Length: 1' 6" This is a very quaint film from Georges Méliès. Seen today, you'll probably laugh at how antiquated it looks. However, keep in mind that this film is still way ahead of the norm for the era, as back in the late 1890s, most films were amazingly mundane--such as showing trains arriving at stations and people playing...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Escamotage d’une dame chez Robert-Houdin, 1896, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 70 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy (Woman) and Georges Georges Méliès (Magician) Country: France Also Known As: Egy hölgy eltűnése Production Co: Théâtre Robert-Houdin Runtime: 1 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Featured in The Magic of Méliès (1997) A magician enters a room and bows to an unseen audience. He opens the same door and invites a woman to join him. He unfolds a...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Star Film Catalogue No. 284 L'Artiste et le Mannequin (The Artist and the Dummy) Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: April 1903 (USA) AKA: The Artist and the Dummy Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist, this one-minute film could have been made by almost anyone at this point of time - and it was made, in varying forms, by several...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Release Date: 1899 Country: France Written and Directed by Georges Méliès AKA "Summoning the Spirits" AKA "Invoking the Spirits" Évocation Spirite is a simple trick film from Georges Méliès. In it he plays a magician who presents us with a wreath. From within this a woman's head appears. This in turn transforms into the head of the devil and then into Méliès himself. It's a basic set up and is only really a showcase for one visual bit of trickery. It's nicely done...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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Possibly the earliest film version of Cinderella, Cendrillion (1899) was landmark for Georges Méliès; it founded the techniques and tricks he would later master and become famous for, earning him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Charles Perrault (story) Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon and Carmely Country: France Release Date: 25 December 1899 (USA) Also Known As: Cinderella Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Runtime: about 6 min (DVD) Sound...
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Apr 25, 2012 Georges Méliès
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La Lune à un Mètre, 1898, 3m13s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 160-162 Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès (creator) Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1898 (France) Also Known As: Egy méterre a Hold Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France At over three minutes, The Astronomerâs Dream is three times longer than a typical early Georges Méliès' short, and has duly been given three entries in his Star Film catalogue (presumably this meant he could...
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The Georges Méliès Collection
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1896 Georges Méliès Le Château Hanté (The Haunted Castle) the tinted version. Le Château Hanté, 1897, 0m44s Star Film Catalogue No. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213033/ A man defies warnings from his friend and prepares to spend the light in a haunted castle. He sits nonchalantly down in a chair - which vanishes and reappears on the other side of the room, causing him to fall to the ground. He gets up, looks around indignantly, walks over to the chair, reaches out to move it back, but...
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The Segundo de Chomón Collection
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Segundo Víctor Aurelio Chomón y Ruiz (17 October 1871, Teruel, Aragon - 2 May 1929) was a pioneering Spanish film director. He produced many short films in France while working for Pathé Frères and has been compared to Georges Méliès, due to his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions. He became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries, and...
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