Thursday, March 13, 2014

1896

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Cabbage Fairy
Cabbage-Patch Fairy



SEE Fée Aux Choux

Cauchemar (France, Méliès)
Le Cauchemar
1896
O
(B+)
tormented by dreams, and moonbeams
LINK archive
Conjuring of a Woman at the
House of Robert Houdin



SEE Escamotage d'une Dame au Théâtre Robert Houdin

Devil's Castle
Devil’s Manor



SEE Manoir du Diable

Escamotage d'une Dame au Théâtre
Robert Houdin (France, Méliès)
1896
W
(B+)
real magic he intones, turns a woman into bones
LINK YT
Fée Aux Choux (France, Gaumont)
Fée Aux Choux ou la Naissance des Enfants,
listings abound for two Alice Guy/Gaumont
films called “La Fée aux Choux” but the
overwhelming evidence is for only one, created
1896
1896
L
(A)
where do babies come from? the cabbage patch, dum-dum!  strange, not ho-hum!
LINK YT
Haunted Castle



SEE Manoir du Diable

House of the Devil



SEE Manoir du Diable

Manoir du Diable (France, Méliès)
1896
GH
(A+)
all who come to the castle, Mephistopheles must hassle
LINK archive
Manor of the Devil



SEE Manoir du Diable

Nightmare, A



SEE Cauchemar, Le

Nuit Terrible (France, Méliès)
1896
B
(B+)
sleeping man vs. bug = entertaining, not a shrug
LINK archive
Rip Van Winkle (US, AM&B),
8 short films from 1896, combined 1903
1896
LW
(C)
Rip sleeps much too late, these films are not great
LINK archive
Terrible Night



SEE Nuit Terrible

Vanishing Lady



SEE Escamotage d'une Dame au Théâtre Robert Houdin

KEY
COLUMN 1
FILM TITLE.   A title in red means the film is IMO outside the Fantastic genre.  Why is it on the list?  Other list-makers called it Fantastic.
In many cases, the indefinite and definite articles THE, AN, and A, as well as non-English counterparts, such as UN, UNE, LE, LA, LES, DER (and so forth), are omitted from the beginning of the film title.

COLUMN 2
YEAR OF RELEASE.  Alternate Titles (see Column 5) left blank.  A matter of accounting.

COLUMN 3
TYPES.  See WELCOME Page (February 2013).  An interesting way to think about the genre.  Alternate Titles (see Column 5) left blank. 

(x) means the film is IMO outside the Fantastic genre. 

COLUMN 4
GRADE.  My opinion of the film.  Letter grades A+ A A-  B+ B/B+ B B-  C D F

Shorts (generally, anything under 50 minutes) and Borderline Types (J,M,Q) have their grades in parentheses.  

Non-Genre are filled in as (x).  

Alternate Titles (see Column 5) are left blank.

COLUMN 5
ONE-LINE REVIEW.  Alternate Titles begin "SEE," pointing to the Main Title.

COLUMN 6
SOURCES.  Online links provided, but today's availability may be tomorrow's scrub.

DURATION.  If any, given, for ID purposes, in minutes and seconds, as 0:30 (30 seconds), 1:00 (one minute), or 67:42 (67 minutes, 42 seconds).  Extraneous footage disregarded.

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