This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. ...
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This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. Thousands upon thousands of tons of molten lava, sand, rocks and steam are thrown high in the air and descend with crushing force upon the unfortunate inhabitants of the doomed city of St. Pierre. This is the worst calamity which occurred since a similar eruption by Mt. Vesuvius when Pompeii was destroyed. Written by
I wish there were some way to type my comment about this film in red, as the film itself is in entirely a red/orange glow.
Surprisingly well done modelwork and effects, in this prehistoric short film about a mountain, poking up from behind a lagoon-side village, simmering slowly, for the first 25 or so seconds, before it explodes (well, pops, slightly) sending a small piece of debris into the city below. Liquid, supposed to be lava, begins pouring down the mountainside onto the city, before it, and the debris which landed earlier, set fire to both sides of the impressive-looking model city. But rather than just let the city burn out on its own, Méliès pumps in clouds of thick smoke, obscuring the entire scene. Nothing is visible in the black, except for thick, grey smoke pouring out of the model. When the fire then starts up, it illuminates what remains of the smoking model town, before it explodes, presumably killing all of the tiny inhabitants of this tiny little model village by the tiny little seaside, and, seemingly the film itself.
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