Saturday, March 29, 2014

1902

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves



SEE Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs

Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs
(France, Pathé Frères)
1902
(x)
(x)
“open sesame” not enough, not the right genre stuff
LINK YT
Belle au Bois Dormant (France, Pathé Frères)
1902


I haven’t seen this.  Screened Pordenone (LINK) and (as “Dornröschen”) Cinema Ritrovata (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Chirurgie Fin de Siècle



SEE Indigestion

Clownesse Fantôme (France, Méliès)
1902
W
(C)
a clown not an imp, limp
LINK YT
Dancing Midget



SEE Danseuse Microscopique, 1903 US title

Danseuse Microscopique (France, Méliès)
1902
W
(B)
eggs, legs, begs
LINK YT
Devil's Money Bags



SEE Trésors de Satan

Dr. Lorenz Outdone


Monday, March 24, 2014

1900-1901 Alphabetical LIST

Addition and Subtraction  SEE Tom Whisky ou L'Illusioniste Toqué (1900)
À la Conquête de l'Air (1901, France, Pathé Frères)  Zecca film exists at CNC, France (LINK), has been screened in France and Canada
Animated Luncheon (1900, US, Edison)
Another Job For the Undertaker (1901, US Edison)
Antre des Esprits (1901, France, Méliès)
Artist and the Dummy (Artist and the Mannikin)  SEE Artiste et le Mannequin (1900)  1903 US title(s)
Artiste et le Mannequin (1900, France, Méliès)
Artistic Creation (1901, UK, Paul)
Artist’s Dilemma (Artist’s Dilemma, or What He Saw in a Nightmare) (1901, US, Edison)

1901


TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
À la Conquête de l'Air (France, Pathé Frères)
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at CNC (LINK), has been screened in Canada, France.  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Another Job For the Undertaker (US, Edison)
1901
G
(B-)
fantastic content: antics ghostly, puzzling, mostly
LINK YT
Antre des Esprits (France, Méliès)
1901
W
(B/B+)
camera tricks make a magician, a Méliès tradition, set looks like perdition
LINK YT
Artistic Creation (UK, Paul)
1901
X
(B)
creates lady and baby from sketch, overdone a tetch
LINK YT
Artist’s Dilemma (US, Edison)
Artist’s Dilemma or, What He Saw in a Nightmare
1901
W
(B-)
clown shows artist how it's done, magic spun, not much fun
LINK LOC
Aunt Sallie’s Wonderful Bustle (US, Edison)
1901
(x)
(x)
Sallie's bust saved by random gust.. not genre
LINK LOC
Bachelor’s Paradise



Saturday, March 22, 2014

1895-1899 Alphabetical LIST

Adventures of a New York Drummer  SEE Strange Adventure of New York Drummer (1899)
Adventures of William Tell  SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown (1898)
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1899, UK, Smith)  L, there is reference to another UK Smith Aladdin (1898), which may or may not be same film, lost in any case
Animated Clown Portrait (1898, UK, Smith)  L
Artist's Dream  SEE Rêve d'Artiste (1898)  L, 1903 US title, IMDB tt0198989
Artist’s Dream (1899, US, AM&B)  museum collection Wonders of the Biograph 10: Visual Attractions (LINK).. IMDB tt0243122 (not tt0250221)
Astronomer's Dream (Astronomer’s Dream, or The Man in the Moon)  SEE Lune à un Mètre (1898)
At the Hypnotist’s  SEE Chez le Magnétiseur (1898)
Auberge Ensorcelée (1897, France, Méliès)
Aventures de Guillaume Tell  SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown (1898)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1900

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Addition and Subtraction,
DVD title card reads Addition and Substraction



SEE Tom Whisky ou L'Illusioniste Toqué

Animated Luncheon (US, Edison)
1900
W
(C)
magic lunch, not a bunch
LINK LOC
Artist and the Dummy
Artist and the Mannikin



SEE Artiste et le Mannequin, 1903 US title(s)

Artiste et le Mannequin (France, Méliès)
1900
(x)
(x)
model replaced by dummy, not good, not crummy, and not genre
LINK archive
Artist’s Dream (US, Edison)
1900
HO
(B+)
artist’s drunk dream, Satan lets off steam
LINK LOC
As Seen Through A Telescope (UK, Smith)
As Seen Through the Telescope
1900
(x)
(x)
voyeur needs a lawyer, not genre
LINK YT
Automated Hat-Maker and Sausage Grinder 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

1899


TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Adventures of a New York Drummer



SEE Strange Adventure of New York Drummer

Artist’s Dream (US, AM&B),
IMDB tt0243122 (not tt0250221)
1899


I haven’t seen this.  It’s in the museum collection Wonders of the Biograph 10: Visual Attractions (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Bibulous Clothier (US, Edison)
1899


I haven’t seen this.  I think the Library of Congress has a paper print.  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Bon Lit (France, Méliès)
Un Bon Lit
1899


Saturday, March 15, 2014

1898

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Adventures of William Tell



SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown

Astronomer's Dream
Astronomer’s Dream, or The Man
in the Moon



SEE Lune à un Mètre

At the Hypnotist’s



SEE Chez le Magnétiseur

Aventures de Guillaume Tell



SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown

Black Magic 



SEE Magicien, 1903 US title?

Boîte Mystérieuse



SEE Illusions Fantasmagoriques

Cavalier's Dream (US, Vitagraph)
1898