This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. ...
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This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. Thousands upon thousands of tons of molten lava, sand, rocks and steam are thrown high in the air and descend with crushing force upon the unfortunate inhabitants of the doomed city of St. Pierre. This is the worst calamity which occurred since a similar eruption by Mt. Vesuvius when Pompeii was destroyed.Written by
This is a pretty dull recreation of a volcanic eruption that killed thousands on the island of St. Pierre. It's a terrible tragedy but using 1902's special effects, it comes off as a bit lame and dull. I feel a bit bad saying this as Georges Méliès is one of my favorite film makers, but I am calling it like I see it.
The film consists of a small set in which a miniature town and volcano are all you see. For most of the film, you just see a lot of smoke pouring out of the funnel. Then, at the end, it looks as if someone took a bag of sand and dumped it over the set. This should have looked better and is just not particularly interesting or well-staged.
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