Based on an early 13th century myth, this short film tells the story of a Jew who is forced to walk throughout eternity having refused water to Christ on his way to Calvary. He falls asleep... See full summary »
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.
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?
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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