MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 262,959 this week

A Crazy Composer (1905)
"Le compositeur toqué" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 158 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A composer alone in his music room has a better imagination while asleep than awake.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 612 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2769 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 372 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 280 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 126 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Crazy Composer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Crazy Composer (1905)

A Crazy Composer (1905) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Crazy Composer.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Adventure | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Henry Fragson, Félix Galipaux
The Witch (1906)
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A poor but honest young man wins the hand of a beautiful Princess after facing a series of exciting adventures involving apparitions, cartwheeling skeletons, a dragon, and plump dancing ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Chimney Sweep (1906)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies tells his version of the famous Washington Irving story of a man who takes a nap and wakes up 20 years later.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dancer | women | baton | piano | musician | See All (22) »

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Also Known As:

A Crazy Composer  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lesser Melies
20 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Crazy Composer, A (1905)

** (out of 4)

aka Le Compositeur toqué

Lesser film from Melies has a composer trying to come up with his latest piece but he's slowly going crazy from not being able to get anything good. Soon he falls asleep when a mysterious woman approaches and puts on an "act" that will give him the inspiration for his work. I was really surprised to see how lame this film was considering dreams are a subject that the director would visit quite often. This film certainly isn't anything original in terms of the story but Melies does very little with it once the entire dream sequence comes. There's very little magic on display and instead we're pretty much treated to a girlie show as various women dance around followed by some jokers jumping around everywhere. Running just over four minutes, this stuff gets pretty boring very quickly.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Crazy Composer (1905) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page