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Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

 -  Short | Fantasy  -  February 1906 (USA)
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

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Adapted from Winsor McCay's films and comics of the period, this film follows the established theme: the "Rarebit Fiend" gorges himself on rarebit and thus suffers spectacular hallucinatory dreams. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl <zomno@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>

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Based on the comic strip of the same name by Winsor McKay. This was the Edison Company's most popular film release in 1906, selling 192 copies during the year. See more »

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Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) See more »

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Film as dream scape
26 August 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

What an amazing cinematic experience! Just as Porter's influence was starting to wane, he makes what is arguably his most visually stunning film. Though not as famous as "Life of an American Fireman", Rarebit Fiend is a clever, captivating piece of film history.

The 'plot' as such is irrelevant - what the film does is take opportunities to showcase as many new special effects as it possibly can. Tricks of space, dimension, time, both in-camera and on set, create one of cinema's first convincing nightmare perspectives. Predating the surrealist era by decades, Porter's film is a must see for all fans of non-linear and non-traditional film-making.


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