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Magic Roses (1906)

Les roses magiques (original title)
A magician performs a magic show involving women turning into bouquets of roses. Later the roses are festooned together in a fancy way to decorate the stage.

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A magician performs a magic show involving women turning into bouquets of roses. Later the roses are festooned together in a fancy way to decorate the stage.

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December 1906 (USA)  »

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Pretty Good Rip of Melies
28 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Les roses magiques (1906)

*** (out of 4)

aka Magic Roses

This film can be found on Flicker Alley's "Melies Encore" set but it's not directed by Melies. Instead, the short was included to show what competition was trying to cut in on Melies and steal a few of his dollars with their own trick films. This time it's Segundo de Chomon who comes out with some magic roses, which he turns into women and as the trick goes on he turns the women back into the roses. It's funny that Melies is still remembered by so many film buffs yet it seems that all of his competition has been forgotten. Not only was de Chomon ripping Melies off but so were other studios including Edison and Biograph. Overall I was pretty impressed with this film as the tricks were very well done but even better were the terrific colors used. The hand-tinting looks quite nice from start to finish and I really enjoyed how it was used to bring the visuals to life. I really loved one sequence where some of the roses were hanging down and the magician then strung them together and pulled all of them back to give us a terrific background. The one thing this film is missing is that certain amount of charm that Melies could bring to a picture.


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