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The Living Playing Cards (1905)

Les cartes vivantes (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 1905 (France)
With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge enters a lavishly decorated stage and places an enormous blank card atop a sturdy decorative bench. Then, before our very eyes, by fire and the pure power of illusion, the conjurer transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts whose regal presence exudes elegance and gracefulness. But beware; wherever there is a Queen, there is also a King. Written by Nick Riganas

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France

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1905 (France) See more »

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The Living Playing Cards See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Wonderful Clarity. Nice Transitions.
16 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Melies does some excellent work here. First of all, his work with the magical cards is nice. The quality of the film makes us see the great one and his presence so much better than the past. He doe multiple tricks with cards turning into people and vice-versa. I really like his finale when he, himself, goes through the big card and appears in another place. But there is even more.


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