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The Genii of Fire (1908)

Le génie du feu (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | March 1908 (USA)
Two lovers are blinded by the sacred fire when they intrude upon the Genii's lair. They get their vision restored later after an old man takes pity on them and heals their eyes.

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Georges Méliès
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Two lovers are blinded by the sacred fire when they intrude upon the Genii's lair. They get their vision restored later after an old man takes pity on them and heals their eyes.

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Short

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Not Rated
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France

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March 1908 (USA) See more »

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The Genii of Fire See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Decent Trick Film from Melies
17 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Genii Of Fire (1908)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le génie du feu

A couple people come to visit a genie in his lair and soon he begins to do tricks. The first is making a fire appear out of no where and then he turns this fire into a man before bringing forward a spirit. THE GENII OF FIRE is another trick film from Georges Melies and while it's entertaining from start to finish there's still no question that this is miles from the director's best work. The special effects here are actually pretty good and even though you can still tell how they were done, they're charming enough in their own way to where you can still enjoy them. The biggest problem is that we've seen so many great trick films from Melies that when you see something like this it just has a familiar tone to it and there's no question that nothing new is being done here. Still, fans of the director will want to check it out but those new to Melies will probably want to start somewhere else.


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