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An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)
"L'équilibre impossible" (original title)

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An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

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An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues disappear. He then removes his coat and seats himself upon a chair. On one side of the chair, two figures, each an exact counterpart of himself, appear. On the other side a third figure, also an exact counterpart of himself, appears. The figures then run up the wall, one of them balancing itself upon the head of the magician, and the others stand on their heads in the palms of his hands. The figures are then turned into flags, which the magician waves and throws aside as he makes his exit. Written by Edison Catalog

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He'll Stand On His Head For You
14 March 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Here is another of Melies' wonderful little trick films. Although to the modern eye it is not difficult to penetrate Melies' mysteries as he splits himself into four Melies and proceeds to hold himself up, one in either hand and the last on his head. There is something here that the modern eye rarely sees: the joy of the performer. Melies is clearly having a lot of fun, both in the performance and his anticipation of the joke. When was the last time you saw that in a film?

This is one of the many previously lost or infrequently seen Melies pictures that have been made available by Serge Bromberg, David Shepherd and a myriad of other hands in the newly issued DVD set GEORGES MELIES: FIRST WIZARD OF CINEMA. Required viewing for anyone interested in the history of movies ..... and a lot of fun.


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