In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ... See full summary »
A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles ... See full summary »
The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing ... See full summary »
A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »
Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signaling the enemy is about to overrun this position. ... See full summary »
There's nothing overly special here but the camera is set on top of a train and for a minute we get to see various parts of the town, which it is traveling through. I've seen a lot of films like this and today they seem either strange or worthless but I guess at the time they were released people got a kick out of being able to see this stuff. There are a few bridges that the train travels under and I guess you would call these the best moments of the film. If you're looking for any of that magic from Melies then you'd be best to start somewhere else. This is historically interesting but that's about all.
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