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The Enchanted Sedan Chair (1905)

La chaise à porteur enchantée (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy
A fine magician of the Royal Court materialises an elegant attire from a transparent glass container, and then, a refined dandy appears, as an ornate palanquin is summoned. Now, what does the illusionist have in mind?

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Georges Méliès
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A fine magician of the Royal Court--master of trickery and illusion--takes great care to prove that the transparent glass container in front of him is absolutely empty. With his mystical power and a single fan, the great conjurer manages to materialise an elegant attire--and much to our amazement--a refined dandy appears. But that's not all. From the depths of this tiny box, yet another costume clothes a lifeless mannequin, as an ornate palanquin is summoned. Now, what does the illusionist have in mind? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Fantasy

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France

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1.33 : 1
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Very Poor Effort
16 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The Sedan Chair in question is nothing more than a closed space where people can be seen to trade place with others. The usual finely tuned cuts are really sloppy here. There are a couple of things that are admirable, but the big guy took the day off when he produced this one. The camera stops and people trade places. First they're outside the sedan chair; then, they are in it. One time there is a woman; next time, there is a man.


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