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Star-film

Overview
Works: 51 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 2,208 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy films  Western films  Comedy films  Actualities (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
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Most widely held works by Star-film
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The great train robbery : and other primary works by ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher
The magic of Méliès by Jacques Mény( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. Such films as THE ECLIPSE (1907) and LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS PHOTOGRAPHY (1908) not only demonstrate Méliès's astounding employment of double exposure, makeup, editing and theatrical trickery but provide mesmerizing insight into the social context of his work, which blended Victorian approaches to astronomy, superstition and feminine beauty with the unnatural wonders of 20th-century technology and heavy doses of slapstick. The centerpiece of the collection is THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE (1904), presented with the authentic frame-by-frame hand-coloring and narration penned by Méliès himself. GEORGES MÉLIÈS: CINEMA MAGICIAN is a documentary on the filmmaker's life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous clips. It charts Méliès' rise from shoe factory worker to proprietor of Paris's mystical Théatre Robert-Houdin, where he learned the skills to become a cinematic illusionist and developed an interest in the supernatural, exquisitely represented in THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906) and THE BLACK IMP (1905)."--Publisher
The mermaid( Visual )

2 editions published in 1904 and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. In this silent film a man catches fish in his hat and then pulls a rabbit out. A mermaid appears and changes into a lady and joins the man
Long distance wireless photography( Visual )

2 editions published in 1908 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring, and projects a painting of three women onto a large screen; suddenly the women begin to move. The customers are impressed. First the women sits in the special seat: she's projected onto the screen, and her good nature comes out in the laughing image. Then it's the man's turn, but the machine discloses a vastly different nature in him. Will his reaction threaten our proprietor's inventions?
The black imp( Visual )

2 editions published in 1905 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Méliès plays a mischievous devil who disrupts the rest of a traveller stopping at a hotel as the furniture moves about the room and chairs endlessly proliferate. The guest and the devil are soon engaged in a chase about the room. The film, advertised in the New York clipper as 'a most comical and amusing film, full of life and fun, ' reworks a subject that had been done frequently in the past: A dinner under difficulties (Méliès, 1898); A visit to the spiritualist (Vitagraph, 1899); Another job for the undertaker (Edison, 1901); Going to bed under difficulties (Méliès, 1902); The inn where no man rests (Méliès, 1904)"--Original videocassette notes by Charles Musser
Tchin-Chao, the Chinese conjurer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1904 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a second woman appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the women have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop
The mysterious retort( Visual )

2 editions published in 1906 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams?
The enchanted sedan chair( Visual )

2 editions published in 1905 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. In this film a man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin. They dress her and she suddenly comes alive. Footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves and when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes. Then they all disappear, one into another
The scheming gamblers paradise( Visual )

2 editions published in 1905 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a raid. The women become shop girls and customers, the men become clerks and shoppers. The craps table becomes a long counter. The police do raid the joint, and the nearly-instantaneous conversion into a dry goods store covers all the evidence. The police leave in dismay and disgust. But will they be back? What is their real motive?
The untamable whiskers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1904 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the center, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch is shown on the board, this one being that of a miser; then an English cockney; a comic character; a French policeman, and last of all, the grinning visage of Mephistopheles
The wonderful living fan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1904 and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. The king of France receives a marvelous fan. The fan opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women wḧich then come to life an move in unison as their clothing changes
The hilarious posters( Visual )

2 editions published in 1906 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The posters come to life, interacting with the characters in the surrounding advertisements. Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès
The great train robbery & other primary works( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films, including works by Eadweard Muybridge, Louis and Auguste Lumière, Georges Méliès' "Le voyage dans la lune", Edwin S. Porter's "The great train robbery" and Segundo de Chomon's "The golden beetle."
A trip to the moon by Georges Méliès( Visual )

12 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip to the moon (original title: Le voyage dans la lune) is a fantasy film featuring trick photography. A group of scientists travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon, are captured by moon-men, escape, and fall vertically back to earth. Includes scenes of dancers from the Théâtre du Châtelet and acrobats from the Folies-Bergère
The magic of Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 15 early motion picture films by Georges Méliès for his Star Film company. Also includes a documentary on the life and career of Méliès
La entidad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of students working on a university video project find an old film hidden in the archive room of a cemetery. After watching it together, one by one they begin meeting untimely deaths at the hands of a demonic spirit that has cursed them. Seeking to break the ancient spell, their investigation leads them to the grave of a woman who was cruelly killed during the Spanish Inquisition. Facing certain death, the survivors must confront the spirit, if they are to escape with their lives
The Alloy Orchestra Plays Wild and Weird: 14 Fascinating and Innovative Films: 1902-1965( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 short films with new music performed by the Alloy Orchestra
Films of George Méliès( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of George Méliès trick films. These short films combine live action and special effects and feature travelers in time or space to fantastic or exotic locations
America live in Central Park 1979 by America (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features electrifying live footage from the final concert of America's world tour at the end of the summer of 1979 in New York
 
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