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Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903)

Le tonnerre de Jupiter (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 7 November 1903 (USA)
Brief "trick film" in which Zeus and two other gods romp with dancing girls on Olympian clouds.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès
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With godly entrapments, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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zeus | clouds | pan | muse | thunderbolt | See All (20) »

Genres:

Short | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

France

Release Date:

7 November 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jupiter's Thunderballs See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Just a Bunch of Running Around
14 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A big fat guy, who is supposed to be Zeus, can't get his thunderbolts to work. He draws in several women and a couple of idiot guys. They are of no help. Pretty soon people don't know what to do and the king of the gods doesn't seem to have any ideas. As is often the case, Melies blows up everything at the end. No wonder the world is in such a mess when these are the supreme beings.


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