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Bluebeard (1901)

Barbe-bleue (original title)
A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

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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. Bluebeard's great wealth, however, persuades one father to give his daughter's hand to him. She reluctantly marries him, and after a lavish wedding feast she begins her new life in his castle. One day as Bluebeard is going away on a journey, he warns his wife never to go into a certain room. When her curiosity finally gets the best of her, she realizes that she has placed herself in great danger. Written by Snow Leopard

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See Georges Melies' Bluebeard and become fascinated
28 August 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Bluebeard is one of Georges Melies' most fascinating films not just in the depiction of how the title character lost his first seven wives but also in a fascinating dream sequence involving keys and vision of those wives from his current one. Melies also became the first filmmaker to use product placement when we see a giant wine bottle of a popular French brand during the wedding preparation. There's lots of comedy in the beginning and plenty of action at the end so there's no shortage of excitement in this nine minute short! Melies was obviously on a roll here but it would be a year before he became world famous with what would be his most popular film: A Trip to the Moon. By all means seek Bluebeard out if you're a Melies enthusiast!


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