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A Turn of the Century Illusionist (1899)

L'impressionniste fin de siècle (original title)
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A magician and his assistant perform numerous magic acts.

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It exists two different versions of this short movie, both on the same title L'Illusionniste fin de siècle. See more »

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The Conjurer
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Conjurer, The (1899)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka L'illusionniste fin de siecle

Decent film from Melies has him playing a magician who does a few tricks including making a woman disappear. This is certainly one of the lazier shorts from the director has it doesn't even run a minute and the two special effects we see had been done better in previous films. I'm not sure what Melies was going for here but I wouldn't call this one of his better films. The effects are nice as I said but we've seen them before so this short really doesn't stick out compared to this other work.


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