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The Drawing Lesson (1903)

La statue animée (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 25 July 1903 (USA)
In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes ... See full summary »

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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes after his scholars. A mysterious person who has noticed the old man, by means of a balloon, a handkerchief and a coat, constructs a peculiar figure, doing a lot of tricks at the same time. The professor returns with his class and all prepare for work, when, at the sign of the juggler, the statue comes to life, makes fun of the professor and finally is transformed into a fountain surmounted by a dolphin, throwing up streams of water. The unlucky professor loses his balance, tumbles into the water and gets a shower bath while the pupils sketch the scene. A most laughable subject. Written by Lubin Catalog

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Can't Really Recommend It
14 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is just a random kind of presentation. It really goes nowhere and ends on a very strange note. An artist sort of creates a female statue, although she becomes real. We don't know why, other that she appears in a kind of framed cave. A group of students come and try to draw her but she engages in some Melies mischief. One thing I've never speculated on before is how many of these things he put out in a year. What was his studio like? It must have been Herculean to set up, even for a very small film.


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