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The One-Man Band (1900)

L'homme orchestre (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy
A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director:

Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... All the members of the orchestra (uncredited)
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Ladies and gentlemen, tonight for your entertainment pleasure we have the world's most extraordinary band conductor and his one-man orchestra. Watch the unbelievable act of cloning before your very eyes, as the virtuoso of illusion duplicates himself, not once, but six times to conjure a formidable instrumental band, complete with their chairs and musical instruments. This is a must-see performance that no one should miss. Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy

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France

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Silent
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the best of Mélies
10 May 2003 | by ufocskaSee all my reviews

In this short film Georges Mélies makes the first use of double-exposing, making seven "clones" of Himself playing an orchestra. The trick is now easy to do, but then it was quite expensive to film seven different shots to one roll of film. Although Mélies makes a professional and well-coordinated work.


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