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



I haven’t seen this.  I’ve heard the Library of Congress has this.  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Chez le Magnétiseur (France, Gaumont)
1898
W
(B+)
he makes them undressed, but I'm not impressed
LINK YT
Damnation de Faust (France, Méliès)
Damnation of Faust,
online videos posing as, or mistaken for,
this film include Faust Aux Enfers (1903)
and Damnation du Docteur Faust (1904)
1898


I haven’t seen this.  It’s been shown at Eastman House (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Disappearing Act 



SEE Scène d'Escamotage

Ella Lola, a la Trilby (US, Edison)
1898
(x)
(x)
interpretive dance, no chance, not genre
LINK YT
Famous Box Trick



SEE Illusions Fantasmagoriques

Fantasmagorical Illusions 



SEE Illusions Fantasmagoriques

Four Heads Are Better Than One



SEE Homme de Têtes

Four Troublesome Heads 



SEE Homme de Têtes

Ghostly Illusions 



SEE Illusions Fantasmagoriques

Guillaume Tell et le Clown
(France, Méliès)
1898
X
(A)
clown builds archery practice dummy William Tell, which comes to life and gives him hell, swell!
LINK yandex
Homme Aux Quatres Têtes
Embarrassantes



SEE Homme de Têtes

Homme de Têtes (France, Méliès)
1898
W
(A)
Méliès removes three times his tête, makes a vocal quartet
LINK YT
Illusions Fantasmagoriques (France, Méliès)
1898
W
(A)
magician hacks a boy in half, you'll get a scare, you'll have a laugh
LINK archive
Lune à un Mètre (France, Méliès)
1898
HLX
(A-)
astronomer gets in fights, with Satan, the moon, and sprites, some delights
LINK archive
Magician, The



SEE Magicien, 1903 US title

Magicien (France, Méliès)
Le Magicien
1898
W
(B/B+)
magic shenanigans, this again, that again
LINK YT
Moon at Arm's Length



SEE Lune à un Mètre

Moon at One Meter



SEE Lune à un Mètre

Pygmalion et Galathée
(France, Méliès)
Pygmalion and Galatea, 1903 US title
1898


I haven’t seen this.  Can you provide Disc 3 from this DVD set?  (LINK)
EMAIL ME
Quatres Têtes Embarrassantes



SEE Homme de Têtes

Rêve d'un Astronome



SEE Lune à un Mètre

Santa Claus (UK, Smith)
1898
L
(A), sound
sound-added version sweet, silent version not a treat
LINK YT sound.. LINK YT silent
Scène d'Escamotage (France, Gaumont)
1898
W
(B/B+)
turns woman into ape, then disappears under his cape
LINK YT
Statue of William Tell



SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown

Temptation of St. Anthony



SEE Tentation de Saint-Antoine

Tentation de Saint-Antoine
(France, Méliès)
1898
HR
(A-)
succubi torment monk, good not junk
LINK YT
Trip to the Moon



SEE Lune à un Mètre

Visit of Santa Claus
Visit From Santa Claus



SEE Santa Claus

William Tell and the Clown



SEE Guillaume Tell et le Clown


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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