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Le grand Méliès (1952)

 -  Short | Biography | Drama  -  1952 (France)
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A biography of the pioneer film director Georges Méliès, featuring his son André playing Georges, and with shots of his second wife, aged 90.

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Marie-Georges Méliès ...
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A biography of the pioneer film director Georges Méliès, featuring his son André playing Georges, and with shots of his second wife, aged 90.

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In the English language version of this film, when the narrator makes a reference to director D.W. Griffith, he is called "W.D" Griffith. See more »

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Tribute to the Great Melies
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A biography of the pioneer film director Georges Méliès, featuring his son André playing Georges, and with shots of his second wife, aged 90.

Anyone unfamiliar with Georges Melies should look into his work. Other than perhaps Edison, few could be said to pioneer film in such a big way. Making countless short stories, he devised numerous trick shots and techniques that have been used for over a century since.

Franju is an appropriate director to tackle the subject. Of course, all filmmakers owe a debt to Melies, but it seems appropriate that a Frenchman would make a nice tribute to the man's life and involve his family in the production.


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