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Le papillon fantastique (1909)

| Short, Fantasy
A magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... The magician
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A magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman.

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Also Known As:

A csodálatos pillangó See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Runtime:

(fragment)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Butterfly caught...
10 April 2012 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This is a slightly nightmarish short from Georges Méliès. In it a magician creates a butterfly woman and then a spider woman. This malignant being threatens to wreak havoc but is repelled in an explosion.

Like others this one is colour tinted which definitely adds a lot to the aesthetic. It also has a much more macabre and creepy feel than other Méliès fantasy shorts although it is at heart still a magic show. It's quite bizarre really. The other commentators have mentioned that this is only a section of a larger film. No matter, what remains is like a fragment of a weird dream you can half remember.


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