Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1900


* Accidents Will Happen (imdb: tt0310571). 1900. USA (AM&B). 265ft?  HELD: LOCPP (17ft, recorded as ©1903) - Ref-3.  (X) Living disconnected head. EXTANT
* Addition and Substraction. SEE Tom Whisky ou l'Illusioniste Toqué (misspelled DVD title card!).
* Allabad, the Arabian Wizard (imdb: tt0299460). 1900. USA (AM&B). 481ft?  HELD: LOCPP (42ft, recorded as ©1902) - Ref-3/PSFL.  (W) Wizardry. EXTANT
* Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp (imdb: tt0266243). 1900. USA (Lubin). 50ft?  "Alladin" misspelling endemic.  LOST
* Animated Luncheon (imdb: tt0273428). 1900. USA (Edison/Porter). 1:05. LOC: link. (W) Animated lunch; not a bunch.  C
* Artist and the Dummy. SEE Artiste et le Mannequin (1903 US title per AFI).
* Artist and the Mannikin. SEE Artiste et le Mannequin.
* Artiste et le Mannequin (imdb: tt0224625). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:00. WIKIMEDIA: link. [x] Artist replaced by dummy; not good, not crummy. NOT genre.
* Artist’s Dream (imdb: tt0275935). 1900. USA (Edison/Porter). 1:03. LOC: link. (HO) Artist’s drunk dream, Satan lets off steam.  C
* As Seen Through a Telescope (AKA As Seen Through the Telescope) (imdb: tt0000272). 1900. UK (GA Smith). 0:57. WIKI with video. BFI: link. [x] Voyeur needs a lawyer. NOT genre.
* Automated Hat-Maker and Sausage-Grinder. SEE Chapellerie et Charcuterie Mécanique.
* Barber’s Queer Customer (imdb: tt0265068). 1900. USA (AM&B). 337ft?  HELD: LOCPP.  SCREENED: 2009 SF Film Festival. (X) Customer transforms many times. EXTANT
* Bathers, The (imdb: tt1980265). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 1:47. BFI: link. (X) Couple undress, dive into water, then film reverses. EXTANT
* Birth of Venus. SEE Naissance de Vénus (1900 US title per AFI).
* Bout, The (imdb: tt2479918). Duplicate IMDB listing (almost certainly) for "Pocket Boxers" (1903).
* Chapellerie et Charcuterie Mécanique (imdb: tt0350698). 1900. FRA (Gaumont/ Alice Guy). 0:50. VIMEO: link. (F) Team uses steam, turns puppies into brats and hats.  A
* Chinese Magic (imdb: tt0000285). 1900. UK (RW Paul). 100ft.  LOST
* Chinese Rubbernecks (imdb: tt0310885). 1900. USA (AM&B). 167ft?  HELD: LOCPP (10ft, recorded as ©1903) - Ref-3.  (X) Extendable neck.  EXTANT
* Ching Ling Foo Outdone (imdb: tt0273497). 1900. USA (Edison). 0:45. LOC: link. [x] Someone learned how to use a camera. NOT genre.
* Chirurgie Fin de Siècle (imdb: tt0000286). 1900. FRA (Gaumont/ Alice Guy). 2:12. ARCHIVE: link. (F) New way to attach leg and arm; has little charm.  B
* Clown and Policeman (AKA Clown and Police) (imdb: tt1959358). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 100ft. [x?] Explosion sends titular characters sky-high. Genre?  LOST
* Clown and the Alchemist (imdb: tt0000287). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:18. LOC: link. (HW) Clown teleports, jousts and sports; good reports.  A-
* Clown and the Enchanted Candle (imdb: tt1975271). 1900. UK (Warwick). Duration unk. BFI: “A candle grows and shrinks as a clown tries to read a book.”  LOST
* Clown and the See-Saw Fairies (imdb: none). 1900. USA (AM&B). 138ft? AFI: link. (X) Broken laws of gravity.  LOST
* Clown Dining at the Infernal Palace (imdb: tt2466866). 1900. USA (Edison). 175ft. Subject matter not exactly known (no AFI).  LOST
* Conjurer, The (imdb: tt0464634). 1900. UK (GA Smith). 50ft.  IMDB: "conjurer vanishes a girl and produces kittens from a handkerchief."  LOST
* Conjuror and the Boer (imdb: tt0448420). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 75ft.  (W) Stage magician transforms into Boer.  LOST
* Convenient Cigar Lighter (imdb: tt0472747). 1900. UK (Warwick). 50ft.  IMDB: "A strong man (Sandow) bends a lamp post to light his cigar."  LOST
* Cook’s Revenge. SEE Vengeance du Gâte-Sauce (1903 US title per AFI).
* Coppélia: la Poupée Animée (AKA Coppelia, the Animated Doll) (imdb: tt0224801). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 130ft.  Named as preserved: OSCARS.ORG #1 (“preserved films list” download): Excel spreadsheet (project M35775), OSCARS.ORG #2 (“AFA preserved titles” download): Excel spreadsheet (project M35775), OSCARS.ORG #3: link (“preserved year: 2007”). EXTANT.
* Crying and Laughing. SEE Gens Qui Pleurent et Gens Qui Rient.
* Dainaid’s Barrel. SEE Tonneau des Danaïdes.
* Dangerous Lunatic. SEE Fou Assassin.
* Danse du Papillon (imdb: tt0000292). 1900 (BFI 1897). FRA (Gaumont/Alice Guy). 0:45. Tinted. YT: link. (L) Fairy dancing.  B+
* Danse Serpentine (imdb: tt0000296). 1900. FRA (Gaumont/ Alice Guy). 2:00. Tinted. YT: link.  (L) Fairy dancing in lion’s cage.  B/B+
* Davey Jones’ Locker (imdb: tt0218135). 1900. USA (AM&B). 0:25. YT: link. (G) Skeleton dances like heck, on the deck of a wreck.  B+
* Delights of Automobiling. SEE Explosion of a Motor Car (1902 or 1903 US title?).
* Déshabillage Impossible (imdb: tt0225583). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:50. VIMEO: link. (X) Clothes are a pest, can’t get undressed; film blessed.  A
* Doctor and the Monkey. SEE Savant et le Chimpanzé.
* Don’t Move. SEE Ne Bougeons Plus.
* Eccentric Dancer (imdb: tt1931561). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 50ft.  Clown dances the impossible.  LOST
* Egg-Laying Man (imdb: tt2012059). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 75ft.  Eggs from man’s mouth.  Same as 1896 listing (SEE).  LOST
* Eight Girls in a Barrel. SEE Tonneau des Danaïdes.
* Electricity Cure (imdb: tt1986966). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 75ft.  Electric shock. Genre?  LOST
* Enchanted Drawing (imdb: tt0000300). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:30. LOC: link. (W) His sketch likes to kvetch.  B/B+
* Explosion of a Motor Car (imdb: tt0257654). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 1:25. YT: link. BFI: link. [x] Macabre black humor, worthwhile viewing. NOT genre.
* Explosion of an Automobile. SEE Explosion of a Motor Car (1902 US title per AFI).
* Exposed Séance (imdb: tt0293130). 1900. USA (AM&B). 150ft?  (M) Fake ghost.  LOST
* Fantastical Meal. SEE Repas Fantastique.
* Faust and Marguerite (imdb: tt0000301). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:00. LOC: link. (H) Lots of action, but plot at a fraction. B
* Fée aux Choux, ou la Naissance des Enfants (imdb: tt0000302). Duplicate IMDB listing for "Fée aux Choux" (1896), i.e., there is no 1900.
* Fou Assassin (imdb: tt0225787). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 82ft. Perhaps trick effects.  LOST
* Gens Qui Pleurent et Gens Qui Rient (imdb: tt0223353). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 65ft. Perhaps trick effects.  LOST
* Ghosts in a Chinese Laundry (imdb: tt0311205). 1900. USA (AM&B). 156ft?  LOST
* Going to Bed under Difficulties. SEE Déshabillage Impossible (1903 US title per AFI).
* Gouty Patient. SEE Malade Hydrophobe.
* Gunpowder Plot (imdb: tt1990351). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 50ft. Boy puts fireworks under father’s chair and blows him to bits. NOT genre, anarchy.  LOST
* Hair-Raising Episode (imdb: tt0299957). 1900. USA (AM&B). 191ft? Amazing hair growth.  LOST
* Homme Orchestre (AKA Homme-Orchestre) (imdb: tt0135453). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:17. YT: link. (BW) Is he all magic or a mutant converting? - diverting.  B+
* Hooligan Assists the Magician (imdb: tt0140228). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:39. LOC: link. (W) As title suggests, and the film never rests, but not the best.  B
* How He Missed His Train. SEE Réveil d'un Monsieur Pressé (1903 US title per AFI).
* How it Feels to be Run Over (imdb: tt0000309). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 0:43. YT: link. BFI: link. [x] Hit by a car. NOT genre (by far).
* How the Magician Got the Best of the Installment Man (imdb: tt0322633). 1900. USA (AM&B). 152ft? Magician restores repossessed furniture.  LOST
* How the Masher Was Mashed.  SEE How the Magician Got the Best of the Installment Man.
* Illusionniste Double et la Tête Vivante (AKA Illusioniste Double et la Tête Vivante) (imdb: tt0225972). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:10. YT: link. (W) Three times the pain; Méliès at it again. B
* Illusioniste, L’ (AKA Illusionniste, L’) (imdb: tt1720968).  Duplicate IMDB listing (probably) for "Illusioniste Mondain" (1901).
* Increasing Wardrobe.  SEE Déshabillage Impossible.
* Jeanne D’Arc (imdb: tt0132251). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 10:10 (also an abridged 9:36 version). Tinted. YT (10:10): link. (R) Sorry about the score, but this Joan is a bore.  B
* Jersey Skeeter (imdb: tt0300052). 1900. USA (AM&B). 264ft? HELD: LOCPP (15ft, recorded as ©1902) - Ref-3. Giant mosquito vs. farmer. EXTANT
* Joan of Arc.  SEE Jeanne d’Arc (1900 US title per AFI).
* Last Days of Pompeii (AKA Last Days of Pompei) (imdb: tt0000160). 1900. UK (RW Paul). 80ft.  LOST
* Living Pictures: The Temptation of St. Anthony.  SEE Temptation of St. Anthony.
* Living Statues (imdb: tt1939705). 1900. UK (Gibbons). 120ft. BFI: "A museum attendant breaks a statue and the film reverses."  LOST
* Livre Magique (imdb: tt0226083). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 2:33. WIKIMEDIA: link. (X) Characters out of big magic book, annoys schnook.  B
* Magic Book.  SEE Livre Magique (1903 US title per AFI).
* Magic Picture (imdb: tt0323147). 1900. USA (AM&B). 156ft? Portrait steals artist’s drinks and smokes.  LOST
* Magical Book.  SEE Livre Magique (1903 US title?).
* Magician, The (imdb: tt0273766). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:00. LOC: link. (W) These camera tricks don’t make exciting flicks.  C
* Malade Hydrophobe (imdb: tt0223688). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 65ft.  So far, no actual evidence this is extant.  LOST
* Man with Wheels in His Head.  SEE Malade Hydrophobe.
* Mechanical Hair-Restorer (imdb: tt0296080). 1900. USA (AM&B). 143ft?  Accidental hair restoration from clunk on head.  LOST
* Miracles de Brahmane (AKA Miracle du Brahmine) (AKA Miracles de Brahmine) (AKA Miracles du Brahmine) (AKA Miracles of Brahmin) (imdb: tt0223738). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 3:14. DVD: link. EXTANT
* Miracles of the Brahmine.  SEE Miracles de Brahmane (1903 US title per AFI).
* Mysterious Acrobat (imdb: tt0266779). 1900. USA (Lubin). 175ft?  Appearing and disappearing.  LOST
* Mystic Swing (imdb: tt0000321). 1900. USA (Edison). 0:57. LOC: link. (H) Mephisto vs. prof; whose magic is off? – don’t scoff!  B+
* Naissance de Vénus (imdb: tt0288647). 1900. FRA (Pathé Frères). 50ft.  LOST
* Ne Bougeons Plus (imdb: tt0226205). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 65ft. Photographer plays trick on customer.  LOST
* Neptune’s Daughters (imdb: tt0218458). 1900. USA (AM&B). 0:25. YT: link. (G) Ghostly can-can by the shore; a bore.  C
* Night of Horror (imdb: tt1293607). 1900. UK (Cooper). Length unk. Subject matter not exactly known.  LOST
* Nymph of the Waves (imdb: tt0332283). 1900. USA (AM&B). 0:24. YT (LOC): link. [x] Dance over ocean backdrop. NOT genre.
* Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream.  SEE Rêve du Radjah, ou la Forêt Enchantée (1901 US title per AFI).
* One Man Band (AKA One-Man Band). SEE Homme Orchestre (1908 US title? - per AFI).
* Passion Play (imdb: tt0238498). 1900. USA (Lubin). Length unk.  Several references say this is an original. Often confused for 1903 version. NOT at AFI.  LOST
* Petite Magicienne (imdb: tt0000328). 1900. FRA (Gaumont/ Alice Guy). Length unk. HELD: Lobster Films, Paris: link (pdf). EXTANT
* Pierrot Buveur (imdb: none). 1900? FRA (Pathé Frères). 0:46. Yellow tinted. HELD: Filmoteca Española (Collection Sagarminaga). YT: link. (H) Clown vs. Satan!  A+
* Pluto and the Imp (imdb: tt0285916). 1900. USA? (Edison). 200ft.  AFI: may be foreign production. EVIDENCE: link.  Subject matter not exactly known. EXTANT
* Policeman and the Clowns.  SEE Clown and Policeman (advert alias).
* Prince of Darkness (imdb: tt0000406). 1900. USA (AM&B). 110ft?  BFI as ©1902? Satan torments drunk. EXTANT?
* Professor and His Field Glass.  SEE As Seen Through a Telescope.
* Rajah's Dream (or, The Bewitched Wood).  SEE Rêve du Radjah, ou la Forêt Enchantée.
* Rayons X (imdb: tt0289413). 1900. FRA (Méliès). Length unk.  LOST
* Repas Fantastique (imdb: tt0226375). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:27. NOT the same as "Salle à Manger Fantastique" (A-B comparison). YT: link. (GW) Haunted dinner finds no bliss; glad to say I LOVE THIS!  A+
* Rêve du Radjah, ou la Forêt Enchantée (imdb: tt0227420). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 2:20. ARCHIVE: link.  (O) Rajah has some penance to give; just not very imaginative.  B-
* Réveil d'un Monsieur Pressé (imdb: tt0227419). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:05. VIMEO: link.  (GX) Like "Déshabillage Impossible" - haunted clothes; how this misses - Lord knows.  B
* Santa Claus’ Visit (imdb: tt0286041). 1900. USA (Edison). 150ft? IMDB: Santa delights children.  LOST
* Savant et le Chimpanzé (imdb: tt0227438). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:00. ARCHIVE: link.  (BT) Superhuman playful monkey; and for one minute this is chunky.  A-
* Seeing Things at Night (imdb: tt0296188). 1900. USA (AM&B). 145ft.  LOST
* Sherlock Holmes Baffled (imdb: tt0291476). 1900. USA (AM&B). 0:45. YT: link.  (WX) Of detectives, he’s chief, but not over this disappearing thief.  A-
* Sorcerer, the Prince, and the Good Fairy, The.  SEE Sorcier, le Prince, et le bon Génie (1903 US title per AFI).
* Sorcier, le Prince, et le Bon Génie (imdb: tt0227527). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 2:00. DM: link.  (LW) Prince wants wife, threatens wizard’s life, stubborn mage ends in fairy’s cage.  B+
* Spirit of His Forefathers (imdb: tt0345949). 1900. UK (BM&B). Length unk. HELD: Nederlands Filmmuseum (collection "Biograph 9: Staging the World") - SEE Ref 1. INFO: link. EXTANT
* Spooks at School (imdb: tt0324051). 1900. USA (AM&B). Length unk.  HELD: LOCPP (10ft, recorded as ©1903) - Ref-3. Magic school hijinks.  EXTANT
* Temptation of St. Anthony (imdb: tt0310217). 1900. USA (AM&B). 160ft?  HELD: LOCPP (13ft, recorded as ©1902) - Ref-3.  Succubus.  EXTANT
* Terrible Night (imdb: tt0289532). 1900. USA (AM&B). 338ft?  HELD: LOCPP (16ft, recorded as ©1902) - Ref-3.  Satan nightmare.  EXTANT
* Three Bacchantes. SEE Trois Bacchantes (1903 US title per AFI).
* Three Bacchants. SEE Trois Bacchantes.
* Tom Whisky ou l'Illusioniste Toqué (imdb: tt0227667). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 0:53. YT: link.  (W) Elaborate stop-cam; corn and ham, but yes ma’am.  B+
* Tonneau des Danaïdes (imdb: tt0227668). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 1:10. DM: link.  (W) Eight girls indeed go in; short enough for the win.  B+
* Topsy-Turvy Villa (imdb: tt1969172). 1900. UK (Hepworth). 75ft.  Walking on the ceiling.  LOST
* Tramp in the Haunted House (AKA Tramp’s Dinner) (imdb: tt0296248). 1900. USA (AM&B). 267ft?  Tramp's meal disappears.  LOST
* Triple Conjurer and the Living Head. SEE Illusioniste Double et la Tête Vivante.
* Trois Bacchantes (imdb: tt0227687). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 65ft.  Magical disappearances.  LOST
* Troublesome Fly (imdb: tt0000412). 1900. USA (AM&B). 265ft?  LOCPP (16ft, recorded as ©1902) - Ref-3.  Giant fly vs. sleeping man.  EXTANT
* Turn-of-the-Century Surgeon. SEE Chirurgie Fin de Siècle (DVD title).
* Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (imdb: tt0000340). 1900. USA (Edison). 1:16. LOC: link.  (G) Ghost for rent; time meh-spent.  B/B+
* Uncle Josh's Nightmare (imdb: tt0000341). 1900. USA (Edison). 2:27. LOC: link.  (G) Josh’s dream seduced; not well-produced.  D
* Unexpected Bath. SEE 1907.
* Up-to-Date Conjurer (imdb: tt2042693). 1900. UK (Warwick). 50ft.  LOST
* Vengeance du Gâte-Sauce (imdb: tt0227734). 1900. FRA (Méliès). 0:50. YT: link.  (BIX) Everybody’s losing their head, but nobody’s dead!  A-
* Visit to a Spiritualist (imdb: tt2467678). 1900. USA (Lubin). 100ft? Redistribution, probably for "Visit to the Spiritualist" (1899) - AFI description very close.
* Wizard, the Prince, and the Good Fairy, The.  SEE Sorcier, le Prince, et le Bon Génie (1903 US title?).
* X Rays (AKA: X-Rays) (imdb: tt0289413). 1900. USA (Lubin). 65ft. Redistribution for "Rayons Röntgen" (1898). 1900 US title per AFI.
* Yard of Frankfurters (imdb: tt0296288). 1900. USA (AM&B). 119ft?  HELD: LOCPP (10ft, recorded as ©1903) - Ref-3. Stolen sausage transformed into dog.  EXTANT.
* Yellow Peril. SEE Chinese Magic.


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