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A Fantastical Meal (1900)

Le repas fantastique (original title)
Not Rated | | Short
A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

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Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... The Man (uncredited)
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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

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France

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Silent
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Restaurant Not in the Michelin Guide
11 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Three people are trying to have a meal. Melies genius comes to the fore when mundane activities, like eating or taking a nap, lead to all kinds of craziness. This starts with the trio trying to sit down and having their chairs disappear. Then a huge soup tureen is brought in, but in the tureen are some gigantic boots. When the turkey is brought in, everything happens to prevent it from being consumed. The conclusion is utterly surreal. These films have been improving since I viewed the earliest ones.


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