The Magic of Méliès: Fifteen Fantasy Works by the Cinema’s First Special Effects Wizard
Discover 15 short films made by Georges Méliès between 1904 and 1908 alongside the documentary Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (20 mn). Including: The Untamable Whiskers (“Le Roi du maquillage”), The Mermaid (“La Sirène”), The Impossible Voyage (“Le Voyage à travers l'impossible”), The Living Playing Cards (“Les Cartes vivantes”), etc.
Hugo (Martin Scorcese, dir.)
Around the time of WWI’s breakout in 1914, as he was indebted and bankrupt, Georges Méliès stopped making movies. Eventually, at the
beginning of the 1920s, he was largely forgotten and worked with his wife at a small toy and candy stall located in the hall of one of
Paris’ main train stations (la Gare Montparnasse). This is the setting of this 2011 movie, directed by Martin
and paying a movie-loving homage to the father of special effects.
(for all publics)
L’Œuvre de Georges Méliès
Photos, drawings, furniture, sets, costumes… This lavishly illustrated book was published by the French Cinémathèque in the frame of an exhibition about the “Magician of Cinema”. Dive into Georges Méliès’ archives and discover how he was making movies, from scripts and story-boards to the final shooting.
Comic book authors Catel Muller and José-Louis Bocquet have been publishing several books on major female figures in French history: Kiki de Montparnasse, Josephine Baker, as well as Olympe de Gouges. Their latest work deals with the life of the long-forgotten first female director in history, Alice Guy.
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