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The Witch (1906)
"La fée Carabosse ou le poignard fatal" (original title)

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A penniless troubador consults the Fairy Carabosse about his future, but offends her by paying with a bag of sand. He evades the Fairy's revenge, and saves the beautiful princess.

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A penniless troubador consults the Fairy Carabosse about his future, but offends her by paying with a bag of sand. He evades the Fairy's revenge, and saves the beautiful princess.

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Commissioned by the furnishing store Dufayel, who used the film to entertain children while their parents were shopping. See more »

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I'm on the Bad Guy's Side
27 August 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

One of Melies' super-productions, like VOYAGE A LA LUNE and LA ROYAUME DES FEES, this is a bit of fairy tale, about a minstrel who rescues his love from dungeon, with lots of sparklers, the usual wonderful Melies camera trickery and, in the print I was fortunate enough to see today, lots of hand-tinting. While Melies' day was passing rapidly -- Gaumont and Pathe had caught up with him in camera trickery and, if they did not produce the lush looking background and foreground that Melies specialized in, they were large enough enterprises that they could take away his market -- and Melies' film grammar always remained primitive: usually confined to the proscenium arch, his cutting rarely showed any of the sophistication discovered by George Smith in England and elaborated on by Zecca in France.

Stiill, Melies was putting up a big fight against the competition, and this is an very enjoyable movie to watch. My only issue with it is that I am on the side of the Fee Carabosse -- the minstrel paid her, not with gold, but with sand!


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