As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of ... See full summary »
Misidentified as The Mysterious Retort (1906), sadly, this film is currently presumed lost; however, according to Wikipedia, an anthropomorphous star with five female heads and a giant face has people coming out of its mouth.
In front of a windowless, soot-blackened brick wall on a snowy evening, a young girl wearing one shoe, a dress, and apron, tries to sell matches. She has no buyers. A cheeky lad comes by ... See full summary »
This is yet another obtuse treatment of Melies in hell. I wonder if he feared going there or was just fascinated with the concept. This involves a Sorcerer or Alchemist who is messing with spells. He has an assistant. For whatever reason, he summons Satan and Old Scratch begins to torment him. There is a bit with a stained glass window and woman who is put together. Of course, Melies always brings women in out of the blue. Usually, they pose or dance. The visual effects are OK but it's well trampled territory.
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