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Tit for Tat (1904)

Une bonne farce avec ma tête (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | 6 February 1904 (USA)
Melies the magician puts on a magic show by provoking his head with a cloud of smoke. Later the head gets his revenge on the magician.

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Georges Méliès
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Melies the magician puts on a magic show by provoking his head with a cloud of smoke. Later the head gets his revenge on the magician.

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France

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6 February 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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Two Heads Are Better Than One
15 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

It's kind of the same thing. Melies experimented time and time again with the removing of a head (his own) as he knew that a screen could keep the body from appearing on film. The magician puts the head in a box and then proceeds to torment it with cigarette smoke. He realizes what he is doing is cruel and opens the top of the box, blowing the smoke out but now he had to deal with the dismembered head. Pretty ordinary for Melies, but, nevertheless, fun to watch.


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