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Sightseeing Through Whisky (1907)
"Pauvre John ou Les aventures d'un buveur de whiskey" (original title)

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John is one of a group of sightseers who loves the bottle a little too much. Too drunk to follow the party, the reeling drunkard remains on a ruin site where he starts having hallucinations... See full summary »

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John is one of a group of sightseers who loves the bottle a little too much. Too drunk to follow the party, the reeling drunkard remains on a ruin site where he starts having hallucinations. Some kind of high priest conjures up before his eyes visions of beautiful living statues in antique women's clothing as well as platefuls of appetizing victuals. But whenever poor John tries to embrace one of the goddesses or eat the food, everything disappears. In the end, when John thinks he has finally fallen into the arms of one of the sirens, he finds himself in those of a fat lady who had lain down near him to take a rest. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Lesser Melies
16 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sightseeing Through Whiskey (1907)

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aka Pauvre John ou Les aventures d'un buveur de whiskey

Lesser film from Georges Melies has a party taking some sort of tour when the drunk gets left behind and has visions of a priest bringing up various spirits, goddesses and other items. SIGHTSEEING THROUGH WHISKEY at least has a great title but sadly everything that follows it is rather bland and never really adds up in the end. I'm going to guess that this was meant to be a comedy but the laughs never come and what special effects there are just aren't all that impressive. I think another problem is that if you're familiar with the work of Melies you know that the director has much better work out there so you're basically just watching this and being reminded of much better movies. I will admit that I liked the setting here as I thought the backdrop looked extremely good but sadly this is about it. At just five plus minutes the film is harmless but it's best to check out the director's other work.


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