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Miniature Theatre (1906)

Le théâtre de Bob (original title)
Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then ... See full summary »

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Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines. Written by Snow Leopard

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Re-released in the US as a split reel along with The Belated Wedding (1909). See more »

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26 October 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

Spanish director Segundo de Chomon made a number of trick colour films for Pathe in the early twentieth century. This is quite an entertaining example of stop-motion photography which, while it might look quite run of the mill today was quite advanced for its time.

The film is stencil tinted with colour - as many of de Chomon's films were. It opens with three (real) children deciding to hold a theatrical show using their miniature stage. The camera closes in on the stage and the viewer is treated to a number of 'acts,' most of which involve a couple of toys fighting and wrestling each other. It's pretty simple stuff by today's standards but young kids should still be entertained.


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