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Le papillon fantastique (1909)

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A magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman.

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A magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman.

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It's a nice looking fragment, but a fragment nonetheless.
21 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's hard to adequately vote for this one since it's only a two minute fragment--so I'll just skip the score for this one.

The film is another magician film from director Georges Méliès and as usual he plays the lead. The magician has some pretty weird powers. First, he makes a giant butterfly lady appear. Then he creates some sort of abomination of nature that looks like it's part woman, part spider and part octopus--and the creature appears ready to run amok and the film ends.

This is just weird. Yep, very weird. But the effects, for 1909, are decent and the color is really, really nice. Flicker Alley must have done a lot of work to bring out the original look to the film with its vibrant hand-stenciled cels. Interesting but incomplete.


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