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As we are treated with a rare appearance from a true master of the miraculous Asian thaumaturgy, a fine display of multiplication commences, and a serene young geisha completes the enchantment. What does the Chinese conjurer have in mind?
Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.
In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.
Melies plays a magician who takes off his own head and throws it into a box while another head grows back on him. To torture the alternate head, the magician lights a cigarette and starts blowing smoke into the box but the other head has his own plans for revenge. This two-minute film is pretty light but this is something the director was able to do at ease and get laughs from it. I guess those who hate second hand smoke could use this film as a rallying call but either way the movie offers up some great laughs, including how the second head gets his revenge.
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