Monday, March 24, 2014

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




SEE Chez la Sorcière, 1903 US title

Barbe-Bleue (France, Méliès)
1901
JGH
(B+)
Bluebeard wed, eighth discovers seven dead, has cred
LINK YT 11:21
Big Swallow (UK, Williamson)
1901
C
(A)
big talker eats shutterbug, neat and snug
LINK YT 0:58
Bluebeard



SEE Barbe-Bleue, 1902 US title

Brahmane et le Papillon
Brahmin and the Butterfly, 1903 US title



SEE Chrysalide et le Papillon d'Or

Catching an Early Train (US, Edison)
1901
WX
(B+)
camera reverse, warlock or worse?
LINK LOC
Chapeau à Surprises (France, Méliès)
1901
W
(B+)
Méliès gets all that out of his hat, amusing not flat
LINK YT
Cheesemites 



SEE Cheese Mites, or Lilliputians in a London Restaurant

Cheese Mites, or Lilliputians in a London
Restaurant (UK, Paul)
1901
L
(B)
little people appear out of his cheese and beer, queer
LINK YT
Chez la Sorcière (France, Méliès)
1901
W
(B+)
he’s rich, sees the witch, asks for bride, visit takes a slide, man turned into donkey ride
LINK YT
Chrysalide et le Papillon d'Or
(France, Méliès)
1901
BL
(A-)
giant caterpillar into fairy, of love from her he gets nary, this is good, don’t be wary
LINK YT
Clown With the Portable Body



SEE Dislocation Mystérieuse, 1903 US title

Conquering the Skies



SEE À la Conquête de l'Air, 1906 US title

Conquest of the Air



SEE À la Conquête de l'Air

Darktown Comedians' Trip to Paris



SEE Omnibus des Toqués, ou Blancs et Noirs

Devil and the Statue



SEE Diable Géant ou le Miracle de la Madonne, 1903 US title

Devil’s Seven Castles



SEE Sept Châteaux du Diable, 1904 US title

Diable Géant ou le Miracle de la Madonne
(France, Méliès)
1901
HR
(B/B+)
Satan enslaves her, Madonna saves her, waver
LINK YT
Dislocation Mystérieuse (France, Méliès)
1901
C
(A)
mutant clown gives a start, body comes apart, has heart
LINK YT
Drama at the Bottom of the Sea



SEE Drame au Fond de la Mer

Drame au Fond de la Mer
(France, Pathé Frères)
1901
(x)
(x)
divers fight for gold, not genre, this Zecca film of old
DVD LINK
Dwarf and the Giant



SEE Nain et Géant, 1903 US title

Eau Merveilleuse (France, Pathé Frères)
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Believed to be at Gaumont- Pathé Archives as (erroneously) Lotion Miraculeuse (1903).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Echappes de Charenton



SEE Omnibus des Toqués, ou Blancs et Noirs

Excelsior! (France, Méliès)
1901
W
(B)
magic tricks, some clicks 
LINK YT
Extraordinary Dislocation
Extraordinary Illusions (erroneous attribution)



SEE Dislocation Mystérieuse

Flying Machine



SEE À la Conquête de l'Air, 1906 US title

Fun in a Butcher Shop (US, Edison)
Fun in a Butcher Shop, or What Happens in a Sausage Factory
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Can you provide it to me?
Gigantic Devil



SEE Diable Géant ou le Miracle de la Madonne

Hat of Many Surprises
Hat With Many Surprises, 1903 US title



SEE Chapeau à Surprises

Haunted Curiosity Shop (UK, Paul)
1901
GLW
(A)
phantom roams, but shopkeeper can conjure gnomes, this foams!
LINK YT
Homme à la Tête en Caoutchouc
(France, Méliès)
1901
C
(A)
living head inflated by bellows, clown assistant bursts the fellow.  Hello!
LINK YT
House of Mystery



SEE Antre des Esprits

Indian Chief and the Seidlitz Powder
(UK, Hepworth)
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Said to be at BFI.  Can you provide it to me?
India Rubber Head



SEE Homme à la Tête en Caoutchouc

I Won’t, I Won’t, I’ll Eat the Camera First



SEE Big Swallow

Long and the Short of It



SEE Nain et Géant

Love By the Light of the Moon (US, Edison)
1901
X
(A)
spying moon, female lover’s swoon, ends too soon
VHS Origins of Cinema Vol. 1.. LINK YT 0:44
Magical Sword



SEE Magic Sword

Magic Extinguisher (UK, Williamson)
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Extant at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Magician and the Human Pump 



SEE Excelsior!

Magician’s Cavern



SEE Antre des Esprits, 1903 US title

Magic Sword
Magic Sword, or A Medieval Mystery
Magic Sword, or A Mediaeval Mystery
1901
GLW
(A+)
girl stolen from lover by giant, magic sword makes thieving witch compliant, ghosts of dread, don’t forget the flying head!
LINK YT
Man With the India-Rubber Head
Man With the Rubber Head



SEE Homme à la Tête en Caoutchouc

Mysterious Cafe, or Mr. & Mrs. Spoopendyke
Have Troubles With a Waiter  (US, Edison)
1901
G
(A)
ghostly eatery hater, then patrons try to kill the waiter!  Get my respirator!
LINK LOC
Nain et Géant (France, Méliès)
1901
T
(B)
Méliès twin, grows twice again, win
LINK YT
Off to Bedlam
Off to Bloomindgale Asylum



SEE Omnibus des Toqués, ou Blancs et Noirs

Omnibus des Toqués, ou Blancs et Noirs
(France, Méliès)
1901
C
(B/B+)
Negroes are able to change, strange
LINK YT
Over-Incubated Baby (UK, Paul)
1901
FT
(A)
science defeated, infant overheated, play repeated
LINK YT
Photographic Contortion



SEE Big Swallow, 1902 US title

Prince of Magicians



SEE Excelsior!

Puzzled Bather and His Animated Clothes
(UK, Williamson)
1901


I haven’t seen this.  Extant at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Scrooge, or Marley’s Ghost
1901
G
(B+)
familiar treat, incomplete
LINK YT 6:06
Sept Châteaux du Diable
(France, Pathé Frères)
1901
H
(A-)
seven deadly sins, only the devil wins
DVD LINK
Seven Castles of the Devil



SEE Sept Châteaux du Diable

Swelled Head



SEE Homme à la Tête en Caoutchouc

Undressing Extraordinary (UK, Paul)
Undressing Extraordinary, or The Troubles of a Tired Traveller
1901
GO
(B)
drunk imagination or ghostly clothes, doze
LINK YT
Waif and the Wizard (UK, Paul)
Waif and the Wizard, or The Home Made Happy
1901
W
(A-)
boy chosen to aid, pleads to heal maid, wiz makes the grade
LINK YT
What Came Out of the Cheese, or
Lilliputians in a London Restaurant



SEE Cheese Mites, or Lilliputians in a London Restaurant

What Was Found in a High Hat



SEE Chapeau à Surprises, 1903 US title

Wonderful Baby Incubator



SEE Over-Incubated Baby


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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