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Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (1906)

Le dirigeable fantastique (original title)
An inventor dreams that his newly designed airship takes flight.

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Georges Méliès
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An inventor dreams that his newly designed airship takes flight.

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France

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1906 (France) See more »

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Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship See more »

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Silent

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Melies As Crazybrains
25 August 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Le dirigeable fantastique (1906)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

More style than actual substance is what this Georges Melies film actually is. In the film Melies plays the title character who goes to bed and dreams that his airship actually takes flight. There's really not too much that happens in the three-minute running time, although I will admit that we get a pretty fun ending that includes some great fire effects, which are used perfectly with the red tinting used to show them off. Many of Melies films would have various objects taking off flying and we'd go on an adventure with them but that doesn't happen here. The airship takes off and that's pretty much it as it really never goes anywhere and we don't get to see any real action until the end of the picture. One thing that I did like were the actual effects that are taking place behind where Crazybones is sleeping. The way that they play out gives the film a 3-D like effect and I thought they were quite good.


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