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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.

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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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A head for music
27 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Le mélomane is another of Georges Méliès trick films. In it he plays a musical instructor who teaches a group of female musicians in his own eccentric manner. In this case by using several Méliès heads to illustrate the notes. It's typically insane stuff from the master of innovation.

It recalls some of the ideas he invented in previous films. It's almost like a collision of L'homme orchestre and Un homme de têtes. It has the musical theme of the former and the multiple Méliès heads of the latter. So it doesn't really bring anything especially new to the table but it is well crafted nevertheless. Perhaps the oddest aspect about this production is that it appears to be a silent movie with a musical theme. Not exactly the most obvious combination it has to be said. The result is another charming oddity from this cinematic pioneer.


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