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A one trick film from the master filmmaker has Melies playing a photographer/magician who has a magic canvas that allows him to stand a person in front of it and then their image appears as a drawing. This film runs just over two-minutes and really doesn't have too much going for it, although it remains interesting throughout thanks in large part to the short running time. The special effect is nicely done but it's nothing we haven't already seen from the director in previous films so I doubt anyone is going to be too thrilled by what they see here. Melies is his usual energetic self but the female used in the film is pretty bland.
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