Aboard the futuristic flying machine of his own invention, Professor Mabouloff and his team of intercultural explorers set off on yet another impossible expedition to North Pole's vast landscapes. What wonders await the bold adventurers?
An eccentric photographer demonstrates the wonders of technology to a couple who want to be photographed by his innovative wireless procedure that accents one's inner personality. Are they prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye?
In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.
Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.
As the clock strikes twelve, a weary astronomer attempts to answer the impertinent enquiries of his young students by scrutinising an impending lunar eclipse, as an effeminate and delicate moon caresses the mighty sun's hungry cosmic rays.
It's a nice looking fragment, but a fragment nonetheless.
It's hard to adequately vote for this one since it's only a two minute fragment--so I'll just skip the score for this one.
The film is another magician film from director Georges Méliès and as usual he plays the lead. The magician has some pretty weird powers. First, he makes a giant butterfly lady appear. Then he creates some sort of abomination of nature that looks like it's part woman, part spider and part octopus--and the creature appears ready to run amok and the film ends.
This is just weird. Yep, very weird. But the effects, for 1909, are decent and the color is really, really nice. Flicker Alley must have done a lot of work to bring out the original look to the film with its vibrant hand-stenciled cels. Interesting but incomplete.
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