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Brahmin And The Butterfly, The

Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
1 April 2008

Brahmin And The Butterfly, The (1901)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka La Chrysalide et le papillon

Georges Melies plays a man who uses a flute to lure a huge worm like creature out into the open where it is captured, put into a bad and transformed into a beautiful woman with wings. This is a somewhat bland short from Melies simply because it's Melies. Had this film been done by any other director of the era then I'd probably give it more credit but considering the talent of Melies the film comes off rather simple, lazy but still someone enjoyable. There's nothing too special with the magic tricks and what we see on screen appears quite simple when compared to some of the director's other films.

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