Tag Archives: 1900s

The Devil drives a train (1907)

Confusing, intense, and hilarious train ride – on land, in the air, under water – with Lucifer at helm. Fast and crude. Not in my book of travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaVDpNIY-9M Advertisements

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Ombres chinoises (1908)

Strange and clumsy moving silhouettes. No story, just odd stuff strung together. Like primitive Monty Python animation, but without the fun. Not in my book of clippings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsZIHBGNL6M

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Les papillons japonais (1908)

Tedious and slow, like watching some boring magician perform. The skillful blend of live action and animation is quite nice, though not enough for my book of exoticism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1KtZU0QjI

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Les tulipes (1907)

A pretty but largely meaningless collection of scenes without much connection. Aesthetically pleasing, though not in my book of tableaux. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma1qeZ99ZZA

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L’étang enchanté (1907)

Remaining fragments of a short by pioneering spanish director Segundo de Chomón, working in the same magic tradition as french special effects master Georges Meliés. Somewhat innovative but still rather uninteresting. Not in my book of trickeries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Jxqgxjhd4

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Der Angler (1908)

Bathing beauties and a fisherman – what could possibly go wrong? Lame joke. Not in my book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jx84-KHfgA

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Ein lustige Geschichte am Fenster (1908)

Absurdly meaningless one minute ass gag. Not in my book of female frolic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-aQhw5DvI

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