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A Crazy Composer (1906)

Le compositeur toqué (original title)
A composer alone in his music room has a better imagination while asleep than awake.

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A bearded man sits at the piano in his music room. In his exuberance, he falls from the piano stool more than once. He paces, baton in hand; he sits in a chair in the middle of the room, thinking of music. He nods off, and musicians appear at the call of his baton: first, an odalisque with a lyre, then other women, in diaphanous gowns, playing instruments, then five dancers. Jazzy notes appear above his head as dancers circle him and the women behind him play. His reveries give way to a cabaret worthy of the Moulin Rouge. What will he do when he wakes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dream Sequence
19 July 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A bearded man bangs on his piano, which is situated in the center of a well-furnished room. Other musical instruments are present in the room. The man seems to be testing the sturdiness of the piano. He falls off his stool but does not appear drunk. The man moves to chair in the center of the room and looks at some papers. Probably, he is a composer who is frustrated during a dry spell. Exhausted, the man falls asleep. Suddenly, magical things begin to happen. The screen is filled with women. They sing, dance, or play a musical instrument. The crazy composer ends this with a surprise.

**** Le compositeur toque (1905) Georges Melies ~ Georges Melies


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