In this extraordinary film, witnesses and historians tell Melies' incredible story. The Magic of Melies uses rare archival footage, film excerpts, and reconstructions to reveal the life, art, and unique techniques of the legendary film pioneer. Melies' innovations - including special effects, hand-tinting, backdrops, and costumes profoundly shaped the course of film history. These magnificently restored prints are a dream-like journey into the world of Georges Melies. The 15 films presented here demonstrate the breadth of Melies' command of different genres, including trick film, spectacle, burlesque, and fantasy film.
Featuring - The Four Troublesome Heads (1898) - A Trip To The Moon (1902) - The Infernal Cakewalk (1903) - The Scheming Gambler's Paradise (1905) - The Music Lover (1903) - The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903) - The Man With The Rubber Head (1901) - Playing Cards (1904) -. Hilarious Poker (1905) - The Devilish Tenant (1909) - Untameable Whiskers (1904) - Imperceptible Transmutations (1904) - Bluebeard (1901) - Fat And Lean Wrestling Match (1900) - The One-Man Band (1900) - With original music by Eric La Guen