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Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913)

Author: Georges MélièsGeorges FranjuEric LangeJeffery MasinoDavid ShepardAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Flicker Alley, ©2008.
Series: Blackhawk Films collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment.
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Genre/Form: Melodrama
Fantasy
Adventure
Comedy
Historical
Erotic
Foreign films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Georges Méliès
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Méliès; Georges Franju; Eric Lange; Jeffery Masino; David Shepard; Star-film.; Flicker Alley (Firm)
ISBN: 1893967352 9781893967359
OCLC Number: 213810721
Language Note: Silent films, with added musical accompaniment.
Notes: Collective title, and disc titles from disc menus.
Guide includes essays by Norman McLaren ("Homage to Georges Méliès") & John Frazer ("Notes on the work of Georges Méliès") and a complete Georges Méliès filmography.
Special feature (disc 1): "Le grand Méliès", a biographical film about Méliès written & directed by Georges Franju (c1952, 31 min.).
Credits: Produced by Eric Lange and David Shepard ; Le Grand Melies, director Georges Franju.
Performer(s): English narrations spoken by Serge Bromberg and Fabrice Zagury.
Description: 5 videodiscs (ca. 782 min.) : sd., b&w and tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (35 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD in asct ratio 1.33:1 presentation ; NTSC ; all regions ; stereo.
Contents: Disc one. Le grand Méliès (1953); Films 1896-1901 (60 films) --
Disc two. Films 1902-1904 (48 films) --
Disc three. Films 1904-1906 (25 films) --
Disc four. Films 1907-1908 (30 films) --
Disc five. Films 1908-1913 (10 films). disc 1. Bonus film. Le grand Méliès / réalisation, Georges Franju (1953) (31:22) --
Une partie de cartes = Playing cards (1896) (1:07) --
Une nuit terrible = A terrible night (1896) (1:07) --
Escamotage d'une dame chez Robert-Houdin = The vanishing lady (1896) (1:15) --
Le cauchemar = A nightmare (1896) (1:08) --
Le château hauté = The haunted castle (1897) (:44) --
La prise de Tournavos = The surrender of Tournavos (1897) (:56) --
Entre Calais et Douvres = Between Calais and Dover (1897) (1:07) --
L'auberge ensorcelée = The Bewitch Inn (1897) (2:00) --
Après le bal = After the ball (1897) (1:11) --
Visite sous-marine du Maine = Divers at work on the wreck of the "Maine" (1898) (:51) --
Panorama pris d'un train en marche = Panorama from top of a moving train (1898) (1:15) --
Le magicien = The magician (1898) (1:08) --
Illusions fantasmagoriques = The famous box trick (1898) (1:11) --
Guillaume Tell et le clown = Adventures of William Tell (1898) (1:00) --
La lune à un mètre = The astronomer's dream (1898) (3:11) --
Un homme de tête = The four troublesome heads (1898) (1:05) --
Tentation de Saint Antoine = The temptation of Saint Anthony (1898) (1:10) --
L'illusionniste fin de siècle = The conjurer (1899) (:58) --
Le diable au couvent = The Devil in a convent (1899) (3:09) --
La danse du feu = The pillar of fire (1899) (1:04) --
Le portrait mystérieux = The mysterious portrait (1899) (1:06) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, la dictée du bordereau = Dreyfus court martial, arrest of Dreyfus (1899) (1:07) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, a l'ile du diable = Dreyfus : Devil's Island, within the palisade (1899) (1:04) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, mise aux fers de Dreyfus = Dreyfus put in irons (1899) (1:05) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, suicide du Colonel Henry = Dreyfus : suicide of Colonel Henry (1899) (1:07) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, débarquement à Quiberon = Landing of Dreyfus at Quiberon (1899) (:57) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, entrevue de Dreyfus et de sa femme à Rennes = Dreyfus meets his wife at Rennes (1899) (1:04) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, attentat contre Maître Labori = Dreyfus : the attempt against the life of Maitre Labori (1899) (1:01) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, bagarre entre journalistes = Dreyfus : the fight of reporters (1899) (1:07) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, Le conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes = Dreyfus : the court martial at Rennes (1899) (2:11) --
Cendrillon = Cinderella (1899) (5:41) --
Le chevalier mystère = The mysterious knight (1899) (1:32) --
Tom Whisky, ou, L'illusionniste toqué = Addition and substraction (1900) (:58) --
La vengeance du gâte-sauce = The cook's revenge (1900) (:54) --
Les infortunes d'un explorateur, ou, Les momies récalcitrantes = The misfortunes of an explorer (1900) (:16) --
L'hommme orchestre = The one-man band (1900) (1:31) --
Jeanne d'Arc = Joan of Arc (1900) (10:19) --
Le rêve du radjah, ou, La forêt enchantée = The rajah's dream (1900) (2:25) --
Le sorcier, le prince, et le bon génie = The wizard, the prince, and the good fairy (1900) (2:05) --
Le livre magique = The magic book (1900) (2:37) --
Spiritisme abracadabrant = Up-to-date spiritualism (1900) (1:10) --
L'illusionniste double et la tête vivante = The triple conjurer and the living head (1900) (1:15) --
Rêve de Noël = The Christmas dream (1900) (4:15) --
Nouvelles luttes extravagantes = Fat and lean wrestling match (1900) (2:14) --
Le repas fantastique = A fantastical meal (1900) (1:32) --
Le déshabillage impossible = Going to bed under difficulties (1900) (1:54) --
Le tonneau des danaïdes = Eight girls in a barrel (1900) (1:17) --
Le savant et le chimpanzé = The doctor and the monkey (1900) (1:02) --
Le réveil d'un monsieur pressé = How he missed his train (1900) (1:10) --
La maison tranquille = What is home without the boarder (1901) (1:19) --
Le Chrysalide et le papillon = The Brahmin and the butterfly (1901) (1:59) --
Dislocation mystérieuse = Extraordinary illusions (1901) (1:45) --
L'antre des esprits = The magician's cavern (1901) (2:55) --
Chez la sorcière = The bachelor's paradise (1901) (1:51) --
Excelsior! = Excelsior!, prince of magicians (1901) (2:04) --
Barbe-bleue = Blue Beard (1901) (10:18) --
Le chapeau à surprise = The hat with many surprises (1901) (2:33) --
L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc = The man with the rubber head (1901) (2:30) --
Le diable géant, ou, Le miracle de la madone = The Devil and the statue (1901) (2:01) --
Nain et géant = The dwarf and the giant (1901) (:55). disc 2. Douche du colonel = The colonel's shower bath (1902) (:58) --
La danseuse microscopique = The dancing midget (1902) (2:43) --
Le voyage dans la lune = A trip to the moon (1902) (12:46) --
La clownesse fantôme = The shadow-girl (1902) (1:04) --
Les trésors de Satan = The treasures of Satan (1902) (2:39) --
L'homme-mouche = The human fly (1902) (1:47) --
L'equilibre impossible = An impossible balancing feat (1902) (1:21) --
Le voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants = Gulliver's travels among the Lilliputians and the giants (1902) (4:13) --
La sacre d'Edouard VII = The coronation of Edward VII (1902) (3:53) --
La guirlande merveilleuse = The marvellous wreath (1903) (3:54) --
Un malheur n'arrive jamais seul = Misfortune never comes alone (1903) (2:58) --
Le cake-walk infernal = The infernal cake-walk (1903) (5:19) --
La boîte à malice = The mysterious box (1903) (2:08) --
Le puits fantastique = The enchanted well (1903) (3:36) --
L'auberge du bon repos = The inn where no man rests (1903) (5:00) --
La statue animée = The drawing lesson (1903) (2:33) --
Le sorcier = The witch's revenge (1903) (3:22) --
L'oracle de Delphes = The oracle of Delphi (1903) (1:34) --
Le portrait spirite = The spiritualistic photographer (1903) (2:18) --
Le mélomane = The melomaniac (1903) (2:48) --
Le monstre = The monster (1903) (2:29) --
Le royaume des fées = The kingdom of fairies (1903) (16:30) --
Le chaudron infernal = The infernal caldron (1903) (1:45) --
Le revenant = Apparitions (1903) (2:39) --
Le tonnerre de Jupiter = Jupiter's thunderballs (1903) (3:32) --
La parapluie fantastique = Ten ladies in an umbrella (1903) (3:01) --
Tom Tight et Dum Dum = Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum (1903) (2:36) --
Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible = Bob Kick the mischievous kid (1903) (2:02) --
Illusions funambulesques = Extraordinary Illusions (1903) (2:10) --
L'enchanteur Alcofribas = Alcofribas, the master magician (1903) (3:41) --
Jack et Jim = Comical conjuring (1903) (2:47) --
La lanterne magique = The magic lantern (1903) (4:56) --
Le rêve du maître de ballet = The ballet master's dream (1903) (2:42) --
Faust aux enfers = The damnation of Faust (1903) (6:42) --
Le bourreau turc = The terrible Turkish executioner (1903) (2:25) --
Au clair de la lune, ou, Pierrot malheureux = A moonlight serenade (1904) (2:57) --
Un prêté pour un rendu = Tit for tat (1904) (2:00) --
Le coffre enchanté = The bewitched trunk (1904) (3:01) --
Le roi du maquillage = Untamabale whiskers (1904) (2:42) --
Le rêve de l'horloger = The clockmaker's dream (1904) (2:41) --
Les transmutations imperceptibles = The imperceptible transmutations (1904) (1:55) --
Un miracle sous l'Inquisition = A miracle under the Inqusition (1904) (2:23) --
Damnation du Docteur Faust = Faust and Marguerite (1904) (4:28) --
Le thaumaturge chinois = Tchin-Chao, the Chinese conjurer (1904) (3:31) --
Le merveilleux éventail vivant = The wonderful living fan (1904) (3:23) --
Sorcellerie culinaire = The cook in trouble (1904) (4:31) --
La planche du diable = The devilish prank (1904) (1:43) --
La sirène = The mermaid (1904) (4:08). disc 3. Voyage à travers l'impossible = The impossible voyage (1904) (20:13) --
Court-métrage mes films La cascade de feu = The firefall (1904) (2:50) --
Les cartes vivantes = The living playing cards (1905) (2:52) --
Le diable noir = The black imp (1905) (4:02) --
Le phénix, ou, Le coffret de cristal = The magic dice (1905) (1:11) --
Le menuet lilliputien = The Lilliputian minuet (1905) (:52) --
Le palais des mille et une nuits = The Palace of the Arabian Nights (1905) (21:05) --
Le compositeur toqué = A crazy composer (1905) (4:36) --
La chaise à porteurs enchantée = The enchanted sedan chair (1905) (3:19) --
Le raid Paris : Carlo en deux heures = An adventurous automobile trip (1905) (10:17) --
Un feu d'artifice improvisé = Unexpected fireworks (1905) (3:04) --
La légende de Rip Van Winckle = Rip's dream (1905) (14:15) --
Le tripot clandestin = The scheming gamblers' paradise (1906) (3:07) --
Une chute de cinq étages = A mix-up in the gallery (1906) (2:37) --
Jack le ramoneur = The chimney sweep (1906) (10:06) --
Le maestro do-mi-sol-do = The luny musician (1906) (3:35) --
La cardeuse de matelas = The tramp and the mattress makers (1906) (4:15) --
Les affiches en goguette = The hilarious posters (1906) (3:26) --
Les incendiaires = A desperate crime (1906) (7:26) --
L'anarchie chez Guignol = Punch and Judy (1906) (:26) --
L'hôtel des voyageurs de commerce, ou, Les suites d'une bonne cuite = A roadside inn (1906) (3:31) --
Les bulles de savon vivantes = Soap bubbles (1906) (3:40) --
Les quatre cents farces du diable = The merry frolics of Satan (1906) (17:00) --
L'alchimiste Parafaragaramus, ou, La cornue infernale = The mysterious retort (1906) (3:25) --
La fée Carabosse, ou, Le poignard fatal = The witch (1906) (11:57). disc 4. La douche d'eau bouillante = Rogues' tricks (1907) (4:09) --
Les fromages automobiles = The skipping cheeses (1907) (4:12) --
Le tunnel sous la Manche, ou, Le cauchemar anglo-français = Tunnelling the English Channel (1907) (14:34) --
Eclipse de soleil en pleine lune = Eclipse, or, The courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907) (9:17) --
Pauvre John, ou, Les aventures d'un buveur de whisky = Sightseeing through whisky (1907) (5:35) --
La colle universelle = Good glue sticks (1907) (5:10) --
Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'huile = Delirium in a studio (1907) (1:36) --
Le tambourin fantastique = The knight of black art (1908) (5:50) --
La cuisine de l'ogre = In the bogie man's cave (1908) (5:12) --
Il y a un dieu pour les ivrognes = The good luck of a souse (1908) (3:45) --
Les torches humaines = Justinian's human torches 548 A.D. (1908) (2:56) --
La génie du feu = The genii of fire (1908) (4:33) --
Why that actor was late (1908) (5:43) --
Le rêve d'un fumeur d'opium = Dream of an opium fiend (1908) (5:07) --
La photographie électrique à distance = Long distance wireless photography (1908) (6:09) --
La prophétesse de Thèbes = The prophetess of Thebes (1908) (1:42) --
Salon de coiffure = In the barber shop (1908) (2:56) --
Le nouveau seigneur du village = The new lord of the village (1908) (8:48) --
L'avare = The miser (1908) (4:50) --
Le conseil du Pipelet/Un tour à la foire = Side show wrestlers (1908) (7:34) --
Lully, ou, Le violon brisé = The broken violin (1908) (3:13) --
The woes of roller skates (1908) (7:02) --
Amour et mélasse = His first job (1908) (5:07) --
Les mésaventures d'un photographe = The mischances of a photographer (1908) (3:20) --
Le fakir de Singapour = An Indian sorcerer (1908) (5:08) --
A tricky painter's fate (1908) (3:48) --
French interpreter policeman = French cops learning English (1908) (7:15) --
Anaïc, ou, Le balafré = Not guilty (1908) (9:59) --
Pour l'étoile S.V.P. = Buncoed stage Johnnie (1908) (1:30) --
Conte de la grand-mère et rêve de l'enfant = A grandmother's story (1908) (5:12). disc 5. Hallucinations pharmaceutiques, ou, Le truc du potard = Pharmaceutical hallucinations (1908) (13:28) --
La bonne bergère et la mauvaise princesse = The good sheperdess and the evil princess (1908) (13:31) --
[Unidentified] (1908)(1:30) --
La locataire diabolique = The diabolic tenant (1909) (7:01) --
Les illusions fantaisistes = Whimsical illusions (1909) (4:45) --
Les hallucinations du Baron de Münchausen = Baron Munchausen's dream (1911) (10:31) --
A la conquête du pôle = Conquest of the Pole (1912) (30:22) --
Cendrillon, ou, La pantoufle merveilleuse = Cinderella (1912) (23:45) --
Le chevalier des neiges = The knight of the snow (1912) (16:01) --
Le voyage de la famille Bourrichon = The voyage of the Bourrichon family (1913) (15:23).
Series Title: Blackhawk Films collection.
Other Titles: Grand Méliès.
First wizard of cinema (1896-1913)
Georges Méliès, first wizard of the cinema
Responsibility: Film Preservation Associates, Inc. ; produced by Jeffery Masino and David Shepard.
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Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment.

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