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The Crystal Casket (1905)

Le Phénix (original title)
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In this 1-minute fragment of a 4-minute original, a magician does some tricks with a die, including making it grow, spin and open up to reveal a giant bower of flowers, which in turn fall back to reveal a beautiful fairy.

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Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... Magician
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In this 1-minute fragment of a 4-minute original, a magician does some tricks with a die, including making it grow, spin and open up to reveal a giant bower of flowers, which in turn fall back to reveal a beautiful fairy.

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Not So Magical Dice
16 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

One die is put on a table. It is small and then it becomes large. Then it turns into some flowers with a woman inside a kind of bouquet. This was not up to the standards. I would imagine that since this appears to be a fragment, there was more to this. Alas, not all film is still with us. Melies did so much more than this with just about every film, even at the beginning.


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