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In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.
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A film of more than unusual interest. Those who are familiar with the length of time it takes to make a picture wherein oil the furniture in the house moves out automatically, will appreciate the great labor of making this film.
This here isn't the best film Georges Melies ever made but it's certainly one of the most bizarre. An overweight man goes to a doctor (Melies) looking for "help" so the doctor does a couple experiments on him. It starts off by drilling a hole into the man and sucking out some sort of fluid and eventually they accidentally blow the man up and have to put him back together again. It's funny that this film would be made the same year as Edison's FRANKENSTEIN because this movie starts out like a liposuction ad and turns into a Frankenstein-like tale. The ending where the man gets blown up and then put back together was extremely well-done as the director clearly had better technology where his editing tricks could be done without being as noticeable as in previous years. I thought the moments right after the man being put back together were quite good as he pretty much has to learn to walk again and this too could be connected back to the Frankenstein tale. The earlier stuff is just as weird as they do a variety of experiments on this man and needless to say, not many of them go right.
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