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The original French title is Le manoir du diable . IMDb Page
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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
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The original French title is Voyage à travers l'impossible . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Le juif errant . IMDb Page
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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
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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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
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by 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
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by Georges Méliès
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The Last Cartridges: An incident of the Franco-Prussian War. It shows the bombardment of a house at Bazeille. It is the animated reproduction of de Neuville's celebrated painting. Director: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1897 (France) Release Date: 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Runtime: 1 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Silent Film, Short Film, War
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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 Georges Méliès Collection
by 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,...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
by 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
by Georges Méliès
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The original French title is Le baquet de Mesmer . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Satan en prison . IMDb Page
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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
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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
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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
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The original French title is Détresse et charité .
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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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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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
Silent Films
by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1928)  Starring: Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom McGuire, Tom Lewis Directed by Charles F. Reisner Produced by Joseph M. Schenck William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
by 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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, The Devil
Silent Films
by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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THE CHAMPION (1915) Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Bud Jamison, Leo White, Lloyd  Bacon, Billy Armstrong, Paddy McGuire, Broncho Billy Anderson, Ben Turpin Directed by Chaplin Essanay Film Company William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Essanay, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
by 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
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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
Silent Films
by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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THE PALEFACE (1922)  Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts Directed by Keaton Produced by Joseph M. Schenck First National Pictures William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
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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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The original French title for the print fragment is Le papillon fantastique . IMDb Page
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by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Lucille La  Verne, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, Monte Blue, Sidney Herbert, Frank  Puglia Directed by D. W. Griffith D.W. Griffith Productions William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: D. W. Griffith, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
by 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
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The original French title is La Sirène . IMDb Page
Topics: Silent, Short, Georges Méliès
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by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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BUZZIN' AROUND (1933) Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Al St. John, Petey (the dog from Little Rascals) directed by Alf Golding Vitaphone, Warner Bros.
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Topics: Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Al St. John, Petey, silent film
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by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)  Starring: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel De Brulier, Kate Lester, Winifred Bryson, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton  Directed by Wallace Worsley Produced by Carl Laemmle William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Lon Chaney, hunchback, Notre Dame, Patsy Ruth Miller, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
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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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Music
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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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, The Devil in a Convent,...
Silent Films
by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (1933) Starring: Lew Cody, Aileen Pringle, Sally O'Neil, Edward Morgan, Edward Martindel, Claire McDowell Invincible Pictures Corp William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Lew Cody, Aileen Pringle, Sally O'Neil, silent film
Silent Films
by William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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NEW YORK NIGHTS (1929)  Starring: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray, Lilyan Tashman Directed by Lewis Milestone Joseph M. Schenck Productions William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Lewis Milestone, silent film
The Georges Méliès Collection
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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
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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
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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
Silent Films
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The original French title is La Photographie électrique à distance . IMDb Page
Topics: Silent, Short, 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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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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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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The original French title is L’île de Calypso . IMDb Page
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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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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, The Devil
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THE SON OF THE SHEIK (1926)  Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Montagu Love, Agnes Ayres Directed by George Fitzmaurice William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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Topics: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, silent film
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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...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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ONE WEEK (1920)  Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts Directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton Produced by Joseph M. Schenck William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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Topics: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward Cline, silent film
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by Georges Méliès
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The original French title is Le Thaumaturge chinois .
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The original French title is Le dirigeable fantastique ou le cauchemar d’un inventeur .
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The original French title for the print fragment is Les aventures de Robinson Crusoé . IMDb Page
Topics: Silent, Short, Georges Méliès
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MALE AND FEMALE (1919)  Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Theodore Roberts, Bebe Daniels,  Raymond Hatton  Produced and Directed by Cecil B. DeMille Famous Players William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Bebe Daniels, silent film
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The original French title is Les Affiches en goguette . IMDb Page
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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
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A Terrible Night Une Nuit terrible, 1896, 1m08s Star Film Catalogue No. 26 A bearded man in a nightdress and nightcap extinguishes his cigarette and bedside candle and lies back in bed. A gigantic beetle climbs up the bed, skitters across his prone body and heads up the wall, covered by a curtain. He leaps up as though electrified, grabs a broom, swats the insect onto the bed, and stamps on it. He then picks up its corpse and deposits it in the chamber pot that he keeps in the cupboard by the...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Comedy
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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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The original French title is Éruption volcanique à la Martinique . IMDb Page
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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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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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The original French title is Les Cartes vivantes . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Eclipse de soleil en pleine lune . IMDb Page This short can also be found here .
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The original French title is Le vitrail diabolique . IMDb Page
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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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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
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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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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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The original French title is Deux cent milles sous les mers ou le cauchemar du pêcheur .
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The original French title is Le Diable noir . IMDb Page
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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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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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1896 Georges Méliès Le Château Hantée (The Haunted Castle) Le Château Hantée, 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 is alarmed by the...
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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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The original French title is Le Merveilleux éventail vivant . IMDb Page
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X MARKS THE SPOT (1931) Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton Directed by Erle C. Kenton Tiffany Productions William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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HAROLD LLOYD'S WORLD OF COMEDY (1962)   A Harold Lloyd compilation, and (as it were) primer, put out by Art Ross and Lloyd himself in 1962. No substitute for watching the full length, original films, of course, but useful as an introduction. William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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A stage magician produces a dove from his sleeve, kisses it and puts it in a large wooden box that is mounted on a small table. He then throws in various items of clothing and makes a symbolic gesture. A small child emerges from the box, and the magician carries him out, placing him on a small plinth. He then produces a large axe and cuts the boy down the middle, producing two identical children. They begin to fight each other, and the magician picks one up and turns him upside down. The boy is...
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