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The Human Fly (1902)

L'homme mouche (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | February 1903 (USA)
An energetic Russian Cossack dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves has a trick up his sleeve designed to capture applause.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... Hindoo Magician
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In a colourful Russian Cossack tunic, the indefatigable French director, George Méliès, plays an energetic dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves designed to capture applause. Amazingly and quite unexpectedly, the dancer begins running up and down and across the walls, performing all kinds of extreme acrobatics, such as handstands, flips and splits like a weightless human fly, as the elegant and fashionable ladies cheer enthusiastically. Now, that's a really impressive party trick. Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Release Date:

February 1903 (USA) See more »

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The Human Fly See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

Color:

Color (hand colored)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Human Fly
3 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Human Fly, The (1902)

*** (out of 4)

aka L'homme-mouche

The film takes place at some sort of party where there are six girls standing in line when Melies comes out and begins to walk up the side of the walk just like a fly. This is another winner from the legendary director who takes his special effects and does wonders with them. You can somewhat notice the edit but that doesn't take away from any of the charm as Melies dances around going up and down the wall. Also worth noting is that the entire film has been hand colored and this here looks very nice, especially the yellows.


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