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Title Méliès the magician / Jacques Mény
Published [France] : ARTE France Développement, [1997, 2001]
©1997

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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (185 min.) : sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 /3/4 in
Contents The magic of Méliès (1997) -- Mélès' magic show: fifteen short films by Georges Méliès: The four troublesome heads (1898) -- A trip to the moon (1902) -- The infernal cakewalk (1903) The music lover (1903) -- The infernal boiling pot (1903) -- The man with the rubber head (1901) -- The devilish tenant (1909) -- Imperceptible transmutations (1904) -- Untamable whiskers (1904)-- Bluebeard (1901 )--Fat and lean wrestling match (1900) -- The one-man band (1900) --The living playing cards (1904) --The scheming gambler's paradise (1905) --The hilarious posters (1905)
Summary In the Magic of Melies witnesses and historians tell the filmmaker's story and and Meny uses rare archival footage, film excerpts, and reconstructions to reveal the life, art and unique techniques of the legendary film pioneer. Melies Magic show contains 15 restored prints of short films that demonstrate the breadth of Melies' command of different genres, including trick film, spectacle, burlesque and fantasy film. DVD
Notes Arte Video
Colour recording system: NTSC
Individual titles originally released in France between 1904 and 1908
Special features include full interaction between the documentary and the short films and a Silent Era trailer
Credits Filmmaker, Georges Méliès; Magic of Méliès by Jacques Mény
Notes No rating given
DVD
Suitable for all region players
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938.
Trick cinematography.
Genre/Form Short films.
Silent films.
Fantasy films.
Video recordings.
Author Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938, filmmaker
ISBN 1565802993
Other Titles Bluebeard
A trip to the moon
Untamable whiskers
Scheming gambler's paradise
The four troublesome heads
The infernal cake walk
The scheming gambler's paradise
The music lover
The infernal boiling pot
The man with the rubber head
Hilarious posters
The devilish tenant
Imperceptible transmutations
Fat and lean wrestling match
The one-man band
The magic of Méliès
Méliès magic show