As we are treated with a rare appearance from a true master of the miraculous Asian thaumaturgy, a fine display of multiplication commences, and a serene young geisha completes the enchantment. What does the Chinese conjurer have in mind?
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Sound asleep in his comfortable armchair next to a high-pressure retort, a mystic silver-haired alchemist can't even notice the strange manifestations emerging from the vessel's bottom. Is this a dream, or a cornucopia of secreted desires?
A plank is put between two sawhorses (or something) and a couple of baskets are added. Two overdressed women come out of the baskets. There are a few minor tricks and the show ends. It seemed lazy and rather uninteresting. These later Melies offerings are really haphazard and not much fun. He was trying to do too much for the audience. I don't know why the plank was so magical.
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