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The Mermaid (1904)

La sirène (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 1904 (France)
A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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In his crisp and impeccable suit, a conjurer of dreams and illusions enters the stage wearing his narrow-brimmed top hat. As he fills his hat with water from an empty aquarium nearby, the magician summons up fish of all sizes to inhabit the tank, and much to our amazement, he works his way up, to finally conjure a gracefully mysterious young mermaid. Is she real or is this one of the illusionist's tricks? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Release Date:

1904 (France) See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Nautical Nonsense
15 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There is indeed a mermaid who is trying to deal with humans who can't seem to get along. There are goldfish and other wet things. We are treated to a lot of running around and going nowhere (or at least not too far). The mermaid has unique qualities. The stop action tricks are haphazard at best and have been done by this man so often.


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