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The Magic Book (1900)
"Le livre magique" (original title)

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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious power he causes an old man, a clown and a pretty girl to emerge therefrom, turning the page each time and taking a different person from the page in view. Each tries to make love to the maiden, when they are immediately returned to the place from whence they came. Marvelously mystical. Written by Lubin Catalog

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When the Magician opens the large scrapbook, it is possible to read a signature at the lower right of each page, «G. Méliès». See more »

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The Magic Book
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Magic Book, The (1900)

*** (out of 4)

aka Le Livre magique

A magician (played by Melies) goes into his chamber where he pulls out a giant book, which features various characters. With the help of magic he brings the characters to life and then turns them back into the pages, although one guy gives him a bit of trouble. This is a delightful film from Melies and offers up some nice magic as well. The special effects still hold up quite well and that includes the ending where the book falls on the magician but I won't tell you what happens next. The highlight is certainly the one character who won't go back into the book and what it takes to keep him under control.


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