Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.
The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on. A Juggler enters, dressed in promenade costume, with an overcoat hanging over his arm, a ... See full summary »
Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »
A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »
Decent magic film from Melies has him playing a warlock like character who turns flames into a woman and then back into flames again. This one here will probably be for fans of the director only as there's not that typical magic that comes along with many of the master's best work. There's a few impressive tricks here but those new to the director would certainly want to watch one of his great works before this one. I did like the effects of the fire turning into the woman and I'm sure this trick really knocked people for a loop back in 1904. The films runs just under three-minutes and is a decent time killer but that's about it.
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