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A Mesmerian Experiment (1905)

Le baquet de Mesmer (original title)
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A scientist pours water into a tub. Flames rise up, then the scientist takes out some dresses, which are draped upon statues. The statues change into a bevy of dancing girls who perform a dance routine.

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Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... Dr. Mesmer (uncredited)
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A scientist pours water into a tub. Flames rise up, then the scientist takes out some dresses, which are draped upon statues. The statues change into a bevy of dancing girls who perform a dance routine.

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When One Watches So Many, This Bit is Tiresome
16 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Several men stand around a barrel. The proceed to pour what appears to be water into the barrel. The barrel catches fire and then goes out. They begin to retrieve dresses from the vat and hang them on an elaborate statue. The men leave and the dresses are filled by dancing girls who do a really boring dance. Melies seemed to love this dance stuff and frequently had his characters hoof it. There was just nothing remarkable about this.


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