Tag Archives: 1900s

Le mélomane (1903)

A very complicated way of making music, involving poles, wires, sticks – and multiple decapitations! Innovative concept, bland »story«. Not in my book of singing heads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ysMZ2bxNk Advertisements

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La sirène (1904)

A very strange, magical, and incoherent fishing story. Arresting enough, if not in my underwater book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-dTU1wKh10

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Le cochon danseur (1907)

A spookily well-made pig costume, and some really spunky moves from the female dance partner. The act in itself gets boring after a while, though. Absurd and slightly revolting! Not in my book of music hall movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcCKPAnArsw

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L’homme-orchestre (1900)

A one man band of seven!? Nothing is impossible when Méliès holds the reins. Clever and quick, but not enough for my book of human orchestras.

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L’homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

Get a glimpse of an ordinary (?) day in the life of a struggling scientist! A complete and coherent story with a sizable explosion as shocking (?) resolution when the bizarre experiment fails. Eventually in my book of pressure. But … Continue reading

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Trapeze disrobing act (1901)

A combination of partial striptease and circus acrobatics – that’s a seldom seen variety! The audience is reminiscent of Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show, though more enthusiastic. Not in my book of heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e02YvacskJ4

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L’auberge du bon repos (1903)

Haunted house or drunkard’s hallucinations? Frenzied tempo, but still too monotonous storywise. Not in my high brow book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5PYFagaOlQ

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