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Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903)

Spiritisme abracadabrant (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 1903 (USA)
In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he ... See full summary »

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In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he takes them off. The chairs, his umbrella, his hat, etc., fly away in different directions and by various methods. Written by Star Film Catalog (1903)

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Up to Date Spiritualism
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Up-To-Date Spiritualism (1900)

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aka Spiritisme abracadabrant

A man (once again played by Melies) goes into a haunted room to try and make it better but soon the room is playing tricks on him. This film runs just over a minute and once again Melies fills the entire time with one trick after another. The highlight of the movie is the man's attempt to take his hat off but it keeps coming back on his head. The special effects in the film are top notch and you really can't see any of the edits making them happen. This film certainly isn't anything original from the director but all the tricks are seen in a new way, which makes them come off very fresh.


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