Friday, March 14, 2014

1897

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Auberge Ensorcelée (France, Méliès)
1897
G
(A)
bewitched inn, come on in!
LINK  YT
Bewitched Inn



SEE Auberge Ensorcelée

Château Hanté (France, Méliès),
“mid-piece” for Manoir du Diable (1896)
1897
GH
(A)
the rest of the story, more Méliès glory
LINK archive
Dancing Skeleton



SEE Squelette Joyeux

Devil’s Castle



SEE Château Hanté

End of All Things



SEE Making Sausages

Faust: Apparition de Méphistophélès
(France, Lumière)
1897
H
(B+)
to save Marguerite, Faust’s surrender complete
LINK VTV
Haunted Castle



SEE Château Hanté

Making Sausages (UK, Smith)
1897


I haven’t seen this.  Can you provide it to me?
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Sausage Machine (US, Mutoscope)
1897


I haven’t seen this.  I’ve heard the Library of Congress has this.  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Skeleton of Joy



SEE Squelette Joyeux

Squelette Joyeux (France, Lumière)
1897
G
(B+)
skeleton dances bemused, you will be amused
LINK YT
X-Ray Fiend (UK, Smith)
1897
F
(A)
scientist on the prowl, couple X-rayed afoul, you’ll howl!
LINK YT
X-Rays



SEE X-Ray Fiend

 
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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