Saturday, March 29, 2014

1902

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves



SEE Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs

Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs
(France, Pathé Frères)
1902
(x)
(x)
“open sesame” not enough, not the right genre stuff
LINK YT
Belle au Bois Dormant (France, Pathé Frères)
1902


I haven’t seen this.  Screened Pordenone (LINK) and (as “Dornröschen”) Cinema Ritrovata (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Chirurgie Fin de Siècle



SEE Indigestion

Clownesse Fantôme (France, Méliès)
1902
W
(C)
a clown not an imp, limp
LINK YT
Dancing Midget



SEE Danseuse Microscopique, 1903 US title

Danseuse Microscopique (France, Méliès)
1902
W
(B)
eggs, legs, begs
LINK YT
Devil's Money Bags



SEE Trésors de Satan

Dr. Lorenz Outdone



SEE Indigestion, 1903 US title

Egg in Black Art



SEE Oeuf du Sorcier, ou L'Oeuf Magique Prolifique

Équilibre Impossible (France, Méliès)
1902
CW
(B)
Méliès in four, please no more!
LINK YT
Extraordinary Waiter (UK, Paul)
1902
CI
(B+)
different species Negro, a new head he grow, whoa!
LINK YT
Fairy of the Spring



SEE Fée Printemps, 1904 title, IMDB tt0451414

Fée Printemps (France, Pathé Frères)
1902
L
(A)
fairy pretends to be crone, couple throws her a bone, they no longer alone, in the zone
LINK YT
Femme Volante (France, Méliès)
1902


I haven’t seen this.  It’s on this DVD (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver’s Travels Among the
Lilliputians and the Giants



SEE Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et Chez les Géants, 1903 US title(s)

Gulliver's Travels in the Land of the
Lilliputians and the Giants



SEE Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et Chez les Géants, UK title

Homme Mouche (France, Méliès)
1902
CT
(B)
walks on the wall, concept small
LINK archive
How to Stop a Motor Car (UK, Hepworth)
1902
C
(B+)
cop hit by car, dismembered far, reconstitute, cops in pursuit, violent but cute
LINK YT
Human Fly



SEE Homme Mouche, 1903 US title

Impossible Balancing Feat
Impossible Feat of Balancing



SEE Équilibre Impossible

Indigestion (France, Méliès)
Indigestion ou Chirurgie Fin de Siècle
Une Indigestion
1902


I haven’t seen this.  It’s on this DVD (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Jack and the Beanstalk (US, Edison)
1902
L
(B)
uproarious?  laborious!
LINK YT 10:05
Little Match Seller (UK, Williamson)
1902
R
(A+)
neglected girl dies in snow behind tenement wall, says it all
LINK YT
Magical Egg



SEE Oeuf du Sorcier, ou L'Oeuf Magique Prolifique, 1903 US title

Magical Hen



SEE Poule Merveilleuse

Magician and the Imp



SEE Clownesse Fantôme, 1903 US title

Marvellous Egg Producing
With Surprising Developments
Marvellous Egg Production



SEE Danseuse Microscopique

Marvelous Suspension
Marvelous Suspension and Evolution



SEE Femme Volante, 1903 US title(s)

Marvelous Suspension and Evolutions



SEE Femme Volante, UK title

Mephistopheles' School of Magic



SEE Trésors de Satan, 1903 US title

Midwife to the Upper Classes



SEE Sage-Femme de Premiere Classe

Mysterious Heads



SEE Extraordinary Waiter

Naissance des Enfants 



SEE Sage-Femme de Premiere Classe

Oeuf du Sorcier, ou L'Oeuf
Magique Prolifique France, Méliès)
1902
W
(B/B+)
more tricks, same licks, I won't nix
LINK YT
Phenomenal Hen



SEE Poule Merveilleuse, 1906 US title

Point Duty



SEE How to Stop a Motor Car, British Pathé website title

Policeman and Automobile



SEE How to Stop a Motor Car, 1903 US title

Poule Merveilleuse (France, Pathé Frères)
1902
W
(B/B+)
from eggs, instant chicks, back in, magic tricks
LINK arte
Prolific Magical Egg
Prolific Magic Egg



SEE Oeuf du Sorcier, ou L'Oeuf Magique Prolifique, 1903 US title(s)

Sage-Femme de Première Classe
(France, Gaumont)
1902
O
(B/B+)
shopping among cabbages for a baby, you'll like it maybe
LINK YT
Shadow-Girl



SEE Clownesse Fantôme, 1903 US title

Sleeping Beauty



SEE Belle au Bois Dormant

Spring Fairy



SEE Fée Printemps

Sure Cure for Indigestion



SEE Indigestion

Treasures of Satan



SEE Trésors de Satan, 1903 US title

Trésors de Satan (France, Méliès)
1902
H
(A)
don't steal from the devil, audience: revel
LINK archive
Trip to Mars



SEE Voyage Dans la Lune, Lubin US pirate title, IMDB says “copyright title”

Trip to the Moon



SEE Voyage Dans la Lune

Twentieth Century Conjuring



SEE Clownesse Fantôme

Twentieth-Century Tramp (or, Happy Hooligan
and His Airship) (US, Edison)
1902
F
(B)
what a trip, the personal airship, just a blip
LINK DM
Up-to-Date Surgery



SEE Indigestion, 1903 US title

Voyage Dans la Lune (France, Méliès),
the longest version (13:58), from Lobster Films,
is tinted, and has musical accompaniment from
the band Air.  There are shorter versions
(notably 11:14).  The original B/w print is
also available (LINK).
1902
ESL
(A+)
pompous scientists all rules break, rocket to moon take, quite a hike, what's not to like?
LINK DM 13:58 “Air”
Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et Chez les Géants
(France, Méliès)
1902
L
(B-)
first he's a king, then just a plaything, pretty boring
LINK YT
Voyage to the Moon



SEE Voyage Dans la Lune

Wonderful Chicken



SEE Poule Merveilleuse

Wonderful Suspension and Evolution



SEE Femme Volante, 1903 US title


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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