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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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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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Wonder Wall
26 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Another bizarre little tale from the warped imagination of French pioneer Georges Melies, this short film lacks his usual smooth technique but compensates by delivering a truly original and entertaining piece of nonsense.

The action centres around a set of posters that come to life and interact with each other and, eventually, on passers-by. The police get involved and it's not long before the arm of the law is being pelted with flour and soaked with liquor. Although the use of stop-motion here is a little ragged, Melies pretty much gets as much mileage as it is possible to get out of a wall full of posters...


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