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Une partie de cartes (1896)

Not Rated | | Short, Biography
In what is considered to be the first remake in the history of cinema, the grand French director, Georges Méliès, directs his very first short film, influenced by the Lumière Brothers' original story in "Partie d'écarté (1896)".

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Uncredited cast:
Octavie Huvier ... La Serveuse (uncredited)
... Un joueur de cartes (uncredited)
... Un joueur de cartes (uncredited)
Georgette Méliès ... La petite fille (uncredited)
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Three friends are playing cards in a beer garden. One of them orders drinks. The waitress comes back with a bottle of wine and three glasses on a tray. The man serves his friends. They clink glasses and drink. Then the man asks for a newspaper. He reads a funny story in it and the three friends burst out laughing while the waitress merely smiles. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Meet Georges Melies
22 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Two men are playing cards while a third man is more interested in reading the newspaper. The man in the middle appears to be distracting the other two from the card game, but all are having a real good time. Apparently, alcohol is being consumed, as the middle man asks a little girl to have an older woman bring the trio a bottle. She brings the ordered alcohol and the men drink. The woman retrieves the fallen newspaper and smiles directly at the camera. In the end, the man in the middle seems to have captivated his companions attention. He should, he's Georges Melies. Presently, this is the renown filmmaker's first film.

***** Une partie de cartes (1896) Georges Melies ~ George Melies, Gaston Melies, Georgette Melies


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