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The Hilarious Posters (1906)

Les affiches en goguette (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 1906 (France)
A wall full of advertising posters comes to life.

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Georges Méliès
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On a large wooden billboard crammed with colourful posters of all sorts, a vacant empty space is reserved in the middle. Before long, a worker plasters a beautiful advertisement of a well-dressed Parisian lady--and as a pair of cheerful police officers pass by--a miracle happens and the inanimate characters come to life. But, what kind of powerful magic would revive the lifeless images? And what will happen now that they have tasted the sweet air of freedom? Written by Nick Riganas

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1906 (France) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Very Amusing Ideas
11 April 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short feature is based on some very amusing ideas by Georges Méliès, although they do not entirely come off due to slightly imperfect execution. It's still worth seeing.

The movie starts with a wall full of posters for various entertainers, which become the source of a series of antics involving passers-by. The story that follows is clever, but the visual effects in this one are below the standard you come to expect from Méliès. Instead of the usual smooth dissolves and careful background continuity, the special effects here unfortunately come across as a little clumsy.

It helps a lot that the story really is a funny one, with some clever ideas, and is worth watching. It's just too bad that the technical side of it was not quite up to the visual wizard's usual standard, because it could have been a truly fine feature if the special effects had worked better.


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