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 



SEE Chapellerie et Charcuterie Mécanique

Barber’s Queer Customer (US, AM&B) 
1900


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Eastman House (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
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Cabbage Fairy
Cabbage-Patch Fairy



SEE Fée aux Choux (1896)

Chapellerie et Charcuterie Mécanique
(France, Gaumont)
1900
F
(A)
team uses steam, turns puppies to brats and hats
LINK YT
Ching Ling Foo Outdone (US, Edison)
1900
(x)
(x)
someone learned how to use a movie camera, not genre
LINK LOC
Chirurgie Fin de Siècle (France, Gaumont)
1900
F
(B)
new way to attach leg and arm, has little charm
LINK YT
Christmas Dream



SEE Rêve de Noël

Clown and the Alchemist (US, Edison)
1900
HW
(A-)
clown teleports, jousts and sports, good reports
LINK LOC
Cook's Revenge



SEE Vengeance du Gâte-Sauce, 1903 US title

Coppélia: La Poupée Animée (France, Méliès)
Coppelia, the Animated Doll
1900


I haven’t seen this.  Named as preserved (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
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Dainaid's Barrel



SEE Tonneau des Danaïdes

Davey Jones' Locker (US, AM&B)
1900
G
(B+)
skeleton dances like heck on deck of a wreck
LINK YT
Delights of Automobiling 



SEE Explosion of a Motor Car, 1902 or 1903 US title

Déshabillage Impossible (France, Méliès)
1900
X
(A)
man’s clothes a pest, can’t get undressed, film blessed
LINK YT
Doctor and the Monkey



SEE Savant et le Chimpanzé

Eight Girls in a Barrel



SEE Tonneau des Danaïdes

Enchanted Drawing (US, Edison)
1900
W
(B/B+)
his sketch likes to kvetch
LINK LOC
Explosion of a Motor Car (UK, Hepworth)
1900
(x)
(x)
macabre black humor, worthwhile viewing, not genre
LINK YT
Explosion of an Automobile



SEE Explosion of a Motor Car, 1902 or 1903 US title

Fantastical Meal



SEE Repas Fantastique

Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match



SEE Nouvelles Luttes Extravagantes

Faust and Marguerite (US, Edison)
1900
HW
(B)
a lot of action, but plot at a fraction
LINK LOC
Fée aux Choux
Fée aux Choux ou La Naissance des Enfants



SEE Fée aux Choux (1896), there is no 1900 “Fée aux Choux”

Going to Bed Under Difficulties



SEE Déshabillage Impossible, 1903 US title

Homme Orchestre (France, Méliès)
Homme-Orchestre
1900
CW
(B+)
is he all magic or a mutant converting?  diverting
LINK archive
Hooligan Assists the Magician (US, Edison)
1900
W
(B)
as the title suggests, and the film never rests, but not the best
LINK LOC
How He Missed His Train



SEE Réveil d'un Monsieur Pressé, 1903 US title

How It Feels to Be Run Over (UK, Hepworth)
1900
(x)
(x)
hit by a car, not genre by far
LINK EM
Illusioniste Double et la Tête Vivante
(France, Méliès)
1900
W
(B)
Méliès, three times the pain, at it again
LINK DM
Increasing Wardrobe



SEE Déshabillage Impossible

Jeanne d'Arc (France, Méliès)
1900
R
(B)
sorry about the score, but this Joan is kind of a bore
LINK YT
Jersey Skeeter (US, AM&B)
A Jersey Skeeter
1900


I haven’t seen this.  Possibly at the Library of Congress as ©1902.  Can you provide it to me?
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Joan of Arc



SEE Jeanne d’Arc

Livre Magique (France, Méliès)
1900
X
(B)
characters out of big magic book, annoys schnook
LINK DM
Magic Book
Magical Book



SEE Livre Magique, 1903 US title(s)

Magician (US Edison)
The Magician
1900
W
(C)
these camera tricks don’t make exciting flicks
LINK LOC
Maison Tranquille (France, Méliès)
1900
(x)
(x)
worst neighbors ever, no genre but very clever
LINK YT
Miracles de Brahmane (France, Méliès)
Miracles de Brahmine (IMDB)
Miracles du Brahmine
Miracles of Brahmin
Miracles of the Brahmin
1900


I haven’t seen this.  It’s on this DVD (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
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Mystic Swing (US Edison)
1900
W
(B+)
Mephisto vs. prof, whose magic is off?  Don’t scoff!
LINK LOC
Neptune's Daughters (US, AM&B)
1900
G
(C)
ghostly can-can by the shore, a bore
LINK YT
Nouvelles Luttes Extravagantes
(France, Méliès)
1900
CW
(A)
they come apart and deflate, fantastic wrestlers you’ll like, not hate
LINK YT
Oh! What a Night, or The Sultan's Dream



SEE Rêve du Radjah, ou La Forêt Enchantée

One Man Band
One-Man Band



SEE Homme(-)Orchestre

Prince of Darkness (US, AM&B)
1900


I haven’t seen this.  Possibly at BFI as ©1902.  Can you provide it to me?
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Professor and His Field Glass



SEE As Seen Through A Telescope, 1903 US title

Rajah's Dream
(Rajah’s Dream, or The Bewitched Wood)



SEE Rêve du Radjah, ou La Forêt Enchantée

Repas Fantastique (France, Méliès)
1900
GW
(A+)
haunted dinner finds no bliss, glad to say I LOVE THIS!
LINK YT
Rêve de Noël (France, Méliès)
1900
LR
(B/B+)
angels, maybe Santa and elves, some interesting shots, enjoy yourselves
LINK YT
Rêve du Radjah, ou La Forêt Enchantée
(France, Méliès)
1900
O
(B-)
ok, the rajah has some penance to give, I just don’t think this is very imaginative
LINK YT
Réveil d'un Monsieur Pressé (France, Méliès)
1900
GX
(B)
like Déshabillage Impossible, haunted clothes, how this misses, Lord knows
LINK YT
Savant et le Chimpanzé (France, Méliès)
1900
BT
(A-)
superhuman playful monkey, and for one-minute this is chunky
LINK YT
Sherlock Holmes Baffled (US, Edison)
1900
WX
(A-)
of detectives he’s chief, but not over disappearing thief!
LINK YT
Sorcerer, the Prince, and the Good Fairy



SEE Sorcier, Le Prince, et Le Bon Génie

Sorcier, Le Prince, et Le Bon Génie
(France, Méliès)
1900
LW
(B+)
prince wants a wife, threatens wizard’s life, stubborn mage, ends up in fairy’s cage
LINK YT
Spiritisme Abracadabrant (France, Méliès)
1900
X
(B)
clothes and man wrestle, nothing special
LINK YT
Spirit of His Forefathers (UK, BM&B)

1900


I haven’t seen this.  It’s in the museum collection Wonders of the Biograph 9: Staging the World (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Tom Whisky ou L'Illusioniste Toqué
(France, Méliès)
1900
W
(B+)
elaborate stop-cam, corn and ham, but yes ma’am
LINK YT
Tonneau des Danaïdes (France, Méliès)
1900
W
(B+)
indeed, 8 girls go in, it’s short enough for a win
LINK YT
Triple Conjuror and the Living Head



SEE Illusioniste Double et la Tête Vivante

Troubles in a Tenement House



SEE Maison Tranquille

Turn-of-the-Century Surgery



SEE Chirurgie Fin de Siècle

Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (US, Edison)
1900
G
(B/B+)
ghost for rent, time meh-spent
LINK LOC
Uncle Josh's Nightmare (US, Edison)
1900
G
(D)
Josh’s dream seduced, not well-produced
LINK LOC
Up-to-Date Spiritualism



SEE Spiritisme Abracadabrant, 1903 US title

Vengeance du Gâte-Sauce (France, Méliès)
1900
X
(A-)
everyone’s losing their head, but nobody’s dead!
LINK CM
What Is Home Without the Boarder?



SEE Maison Tranquille

Wizard, the Prince, and the Good Fairy



SEE Sorcier, Le Prince, et Le Bon Génie, 1903 US title

Would-Be Conjuror (UK, Bamforth)
Would-Be Conjurer
1900


I haven’t seen this.  Exists on BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
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Wrestling Sextette



SEE Nouvelles Luttes Extravagantes


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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