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The Pearl Fisher (1907)

Le pêcheur de perles (original title)
Captivated by a vision of beckoning women, a man dives into the ocean, and soon finds himself walking on the ocean floor. After encountering numerous sea creatures, he comes to a giant ... See full summary »

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Captivated by a vision of beckoning women, a man dives into the ocean, and soon finds himself walking on the ocean floor. After encountering numerous sea creatures, he comes to a giant oyster. When the oyster is opened, a strange adventure begins for the diver. Written by Snow Leopard

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7 December 1907 (USA)  »

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A young Sergei Eisenstein was mesmerized by the hand-tinting of a color version of this short, which included green whales, pink fairies, and heroes clad in gold armor. See more »

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Interesting & Imaginative
30 November 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This interesting, imaginative Ferdinand Zecca feature was probably very enjoyable and satisfying to its original audience. It is still fun to watch, even though the print has suffered quite a bit from the process of physical aging. In particular, almost all of the color tinting has now faded away, and you can only get a dim idea of what it might have looked like in its original form.

It still has more than enough to make it worth seeing. The story follows the fantastical adventures of a diver, as he encounters sea creatures and much more in the ocean depths. The French cinema pioneers, like Zecca and Méliès, seemed to have a knack for this kind of material.

Certainly, many of the visual effects will look less impressive now, but they still remain interesting, and most of them are still fun to look at. The story itself is pretty lively, and almost all of it shows some imagination as well as technique that is pretty good for its era.


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