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Title George Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) / Blackhawk Films collection presents ; produced by Eric Lange and David Shepard
Published Los Angeles, CA : Flicker Alley, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4375 Melies Mel/Gmf  RECENTLY RETURNED
Description 5 videodisc (DVD)s (782 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and tinted black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (35 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Contents Disc one. Le grand Méliès (1953) ; Films 1896-1901 -- Disc two. Films 1902-1904 -- Disc three. Films 1904-1906 -- Disc four. Films 1907-1908 -- Disc five. Films 1908-1918
Summary A collection of 173 rare and rediscovered original films by Méliès, produced in 1896-1913. Melies, a successful magician, began investigating film as a medium of trickery in 1896. Through inventive optical effects and elaborate sets and props, he discovered how to make objects and people appear, disappear and grow larger and smaller. While best known for his fantastic tales, Melies also produced witty advertising films and re-stagings of actual events
Notes Accompanied by a guide with the DVD filmography and essays by Norman McLaren and John Frazer
Includes the biographical film: Le Grand Méliès / réalisation, Georges Franju (31 min. : sd., b&w), originally released as a motion picture in 1953
Subject Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938.
Silent films -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Short films.
Trick films.
Fantasy films.
Video recordings.
Author Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938.
Lange, Eric, producer
Shepard, David, producer
Franju, Georges, 1912-1987, director
Blackhawk Films.
Flicker Alley (Firm)
ISBN 1893967352
Other Titles Georges Méliès, first wizard of cinema
First wizard of cinema
Grand Méliès