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 »
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 »
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 »
About a half dozen passengers, a clergyman, a captain and boson are aboard a sea tossed vessel. As it lurches several of the passengers are sea-sick and throwing up into bowls held by other... 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 »
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 »
A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the ... See full summary »
Three divers are seen at the bottom of Havana Harbor. One is climbing down a rope ladder, One is removing debris, and the third is inside the ship removing a body. Two divers tie the lifeless form to a line and send to the surface while the third removes a heavy case from the wreckage the begins climbing the ladder to the surface. Written by
Here's a pretty fun film from director Melies. As the title suggests, a group of divers are working at the bottom of the sea on a ship that hit something and sunk. There's really nothing too special about this film and it works better as something macabre instead of something magical. There's one sequence where one of the diver's bring out a dead woman and have to attach her to a rope and send her to the top of the water. There are countless fish swimming throughout the scene and I guess this is the only special effects that really go on. It would be interesting to know how people took this film back when it was released considering how many ship wrecks there actually were at the time. There's nothing too special here but it makes for a fun minute.
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