Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »
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 »
One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on ... See full summary »
At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »
A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »
Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their ... See full summary »
This Georges Melies film isn't complete but seven-minutes worth of it are included on the Flicker Alley set and it's a real shame that the entire thing hasn't been found. The film was apparently one of his longer ones as it features narration and the footage starts off as a thief is burning down a market that he has just robbed. Later footage has him being captured and then we see him locked up in prison. Some great footage also includes him dreaming about the guillotine and the real highlight is when his body is put on there and his head cut off. I was extremely shocked to see how terrific the effect was when it came time for the head to be cut off. I paid close attention to see the "edit" but it went past me twice. This entire sequence is wonderfully done and I can't even begin to imagine how people in 1906 must have felt seeing this. The effect is beautifully done and the follow-up is extremely well done too. Hopefully the entire film of this will eventually show up.
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