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The Clock Maker's Dream (1904)

Le rêve de l'horloger (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 12 March 1904 (USA)
A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.

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Georges Méliès
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A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

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12 March 1904 (USA) 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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Pleasant Short Feature With Good Technique
4 February 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short feature combines some pleasant light imagery with good technique, and is worth watching even though it is a little more bland than are many of the movies that the special effects pioneer Georges Méliès made.

The simple story starts with a clock-maker falling asleep in his shop, and then this leads into a series of visions that incorporate the kinds of camera tricks for which Méliès was known. The technique is particularly good in this one, as all of the dissolves from one image to the next are nice and smooth, creating some very convincing effects. The clock theme ties together all of the images, and adds to the quiet but pleasant tone.

This film is less spectacular and eye-catching than are Méliès's best-known features, but in terms of the technique, it is as polished and well-crafted as almost any of them.


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