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The Fugitive Apparitions (1904)

Les apparitions fugitives (original title)
A series of disappearing acts as performed by a magician and his Spanish-garbed assistant.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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A series of disappearing acts as performed by a magician and his Spanish-garbed assistant.

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Country:

France

Release Date:

5 March 1904 (USA) See more »

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The Fugitive Apparitions See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Movie Magic
8 February 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Although he produced, directed and starred in almost every category of film of the era with the possible exception of the western -- he left those to his brother Gaston in America, where he recruited Francis Ford, later more famous as John Ford's brother -- Georges Melies' most numerous films are those in which he appears as a magician, performing magic. As he started out as a stage magician and, indeed, went into film production for fillers during his stage shows, this is hardly surprising. But almost invariably, the magic in his movies is a mixture of stage and movie magic -- combining sleight-of-hand and trap doors with double exposures and hidden cuts.

In this short, he performs magic, but the techniques he uses are all those of the movie camera. A unique and interesting example of his work.


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