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In the Bogie Man's Cave (1907)

La cuisine de l'ogre (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | 18 January 1908 (USA)
We are introduced to the interior of a vast cave and the Bogie Man, who commences to prepare a meal, first blowing his fire with large bellows. Then preparing an enormous frying-pan, he ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès
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We are introduced to the interior of a vast cave and the Bogie Man, who commences to prepare a meal, first blowing his fire with large bellows. Then preparing an enormous frying-pan, he places therein all kinds of vegetables, flour, etc., finishing up with a bucket of water. This is not enough to satisfy his bogieship, so he calls for a captive boy, who appears, and on being told he is to become food for the bogie, begs hard for his life. All in vain, the bogie seizes him, carries him to the kneading board and proceeds to chop him into mincemeat, which he adds to the contents of the frying-pan, stirring the whole with a ladle, tasting to learn its progress. While it is cooking he takes a look, draws his chair to the fire and commences to read, after a while he becomes drowsy and falls asleep. Then a peculiar thing happens. From the smoke of the frying-pan a fairy emerges, waving her wand. There appear, one after the other, four gnomes, then following them four white rabbits, followed ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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France

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18 January 1908 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with Knight of Black Art (1908). See more »

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Starts Out Pretty Bleak
20 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

An old ogre in a cave takes living people, dismembers them, and puts them in a big fruiting pan to cook. He then enjoys his cuisine. The title tells us he is a bogie man, so his victims seem to be children. This may have been in a bit of bad taste at the time. But we know that with Melies, there will be some kind of reckoning. As soon as the old guy decides to take a nap, spirits rise out for his frying pan and things change dramatically. This offers something new and the special effects are a cut above others at the time.


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