A man of heads

A man of heads is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1898 .

Argument

A man removes three times in a row his own head which then reappears on his shoulders. Deposited on tables, the heads cut party. Continue reading

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The Temptation of St. Anthony (movie, 1898)

The Temptation of St. Anthony is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1898 .

Argument

A woman, then two, then three, try to tempt Saint Anthony , until appearing under the features of Christ. Continue reading

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The devil’s mansion

The Manor of the Devil is a short French fantasy film, written and directed in 1896 by Georges Méliès .

Synopsis

The scene is in a castle. A giant bat arrives and turns into Mephistopheles. This one shows a big cauldron and a hunchback monster. From this cauldron, he brings up a woman and all kinds of demonic creatures. Then Mephistopheles intends to come and make everything disappear, including him. Two men (probably explorers) arrive in the room and begin to talk. The hunchbacked monster appears, holding a fork. He is invisible to them and plays tricks on them. One of the men gets scared and runs away. The other tries to sit, but his seat moves to the other side of the room. He tries again, and again, in vain, and this time, a skeleton appears on the seat. The man strikes him with his sword, the skeleton turns into a bat. He grabs himself but she becomes … Continue reading

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The Man Orchestra (movie, 1900)

L’Homme orchester is a French filmdirected by Georges Méliès , released in 1900 .

Argument

By sitting down on chairs, a skilful man multiplies to form an orchestra, which plays. Then he reintegrates each of his doubles, makes the chairs disappear and then disappears himself. Continue reading

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The Cuban War and the Maine Explosion in Havana

The Cuban War and the Explosion of Maine in Havana is a French film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1898 .

Argument

Reconstructed, using models, the explosion of the USS Maine battleship in Havana ( Cuba ), February 15, 1898. Continue reading

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Retracting a lady at the Robert-Houdin theater

Retreating a lady at the Robert-Houdin theater , made in 1896 by Georges Méliès , is the first film in the history of French cinema using special effects . This film is a transposition of the most famous illusion buatier de kolta called The Vanishing Lady ( La Femme evanescent ), the most imitated scene feat in the years 1880 1 . It was shot in the very premises of the Robert-Houdin theater, owned by Méliès. Continue reading

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The undressing impossible

Déshabillage impossible is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1900 .

Argument

Before going to bed, a man undresses, but new clothes appear as soon as the old ones are removed. In the end, wanting to go despite everything in his bed, it disappears. Continue reading

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The Sprinkler

The Sprinkler is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1896 , considered lost. The argument is taken from The sprinkler sprinkled with Louis Lumière. Continue reading

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