A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »
Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... See full summary »
A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.
Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then ... See full summary »
The first scene presents before the astonished eyes of the spectators a solid piece of marble, which the minute it is placed on a table seems to take life, and one can follow a snake-like ... See full summary »
Segundo de Chomón is really working at his best in "Easter Eggs". While the film might have a few rough edges where he started and stopped the camera, much of this was done rather seamlessly and it's one of his better efforts. It didn't hurt that the nice hand-stenciled work by the women at the Pathé studio's assembly line did a terrific job of painting portions of the film to make it appear colored--or at least partially colored.
Julienne Mathieu (the director's wife) stars in this one. She walks out on a nice little stage and begins making giant eggs appear out of no where. Then, she opens each one to reveal dancers who do a nice little dance in costume. The tricks are really lovely and the only complaint I have is that at four minutes, perhaps it went on too long and might have improved with a couple less dances. Still, it's an incredible film to see today and ample proof that some real artists were at work in the early cinema.
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