Tag Archives: seen

My beautiful laundrette (1985)

– The working class is such a great disappointment to me.Highly unnatural kitchen sink melodrama that stumbles between powerful, funny, and cruel. Race, class, gender, love, sexuality, age, political views – everything is tainted, nothing is clean. Very eighties, very … Continue reading

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Le livre magique (1900)

More Méliès magic when the pages come alive! Far too repetitive, though. Therefore not in my book of books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmqWrn6EMs

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La lune à un mètre (1898)

Unhappy, unlucky, and exceedingly clumsy astronomer, continuously tormented by all kinds of strange and weird obstacles. Arresting, however not in my book of dreams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8SMIiQZUcs

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Le magicien (1898)

A bearded, white-haired, robed conjurer with pointed, star-studded hat is rapidly followed by a confused, soup-eating pierrot figure and finally a struggling sculptor. Quite incoherent. Not in my book of scriptwriting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTXIe7SekPs

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Illusions fantasmagoriques (1898)

Magic both inside and outside of a box. High tempo and nice tricks, even if this doesn’t qualify for my book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgpxecA7AI

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Le chaudron infernal (1903)

A pair of handcoloured – and very energetic! – green fiends excel at their evil cooking. Wildly exaggerated, though not in my book of boiling or burning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZoQBbqOtA4

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L’oracle de Delphe (1903)

Thief in the temple! And a rather small temple, at that. Not in my book of exotic punishment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZJ7B2fKqnA

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