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An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

L'équilibre impossible (original title)
An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... The magician
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An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues disappear. He then removes his coat and seats himself upon a chair. On one side of the chair, two figures, each an exact counterpart of himself, appear. On the other side a third figure, also an exact counterpart of himself, appears. The figures then run up the wall, one of them balancing itself upon the head of the magician, and the others stand on their heads in the palms of his hands. The figures are then turned into flags, which the magician waves and throws aside as he makes his exit. Written by Edison Catalog

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Short | Fantasy

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Release Date:

28 November 2009 (Portugal) See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Four Georges Are Better Than One
13 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Georges Melies splits himself into four Georges. One of them becomes the anchor for the others. They do headstands on the bottom guy. The nonchalance of the whole thing is what makes it go. He was an incredible showman beyond his obvious cinematic talents. He had a funny face and he made great use of expression.


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