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Magic Bricks (1908)

Experimental color film that shows a magician and his assistant making objects and people appear and disappear. Then they stack up some blocks and a moving picture of a little girl appears on them.

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A conjurer in Chinese garb jumps out of a box that's about two feet wide and six inches high. He conjures an assistant from the same box plus a young woman, who then disappears into the box. He continuously picks up the box and shows us the empty inside. Next, he removes many small boxes from the larger box, stacks them on top of each other after making a base row of six or seven. The stacked boxes (magic bricks) become a movie screen, revealing the image of a laughing child. The magician knocks the bricks down with his wand and the child disappears, one row at a time. The conjurer has the bricks fly back to re-form the screen, and we see the Pathé Frères cock. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Release Date:

January 1908 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Волшебные кубики See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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chinese magic at his best
30 June 2002 | by karl-68See all my reviews

this movie is very familiar to george melies movie tchin chao the chinese conjurer from 1904 but melies worked with living animals and pathe did not he uses some other techniques,i see it as a remake of melies work.


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