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The Music Lover (1903)

Le mélomane (original title)
The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Under a set of five telegraph lines, a bandmaster and his marching band of talented female vocalists prepare to sing. But first, the leader needs to arrange the notes and place the G-clef on the lines. There he goes. Now, everything is ready for an unforgettable performance. Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy | Music

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 August 1903 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The stick on the second head suddenly changes from left to right. See more »

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Featured in Méliès' Magic Show (1997) See more »

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Melomaniac, The
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Melomaniac, The (1903) *** (out of 4) aka Le Melomane Entertaining film from the French master has him playing a band leader who is trying to teach six women the notes to sing and play. With nothing else to do, the leader (played by Melies) starts to remove him head and throw them up into the air where they catch on some lines and this way shows off the notes. There's nothing too overly special here that would make this one of the director's better films but it is highly entertaining with some great special effects to pull it together. The effect of Melies removing his head several times is very well done and their effect when up on the line is also done extremely well. The film has a few good laughs as well, which makes this one worth viewing.


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