Wednesday, April 9, 2014

1904

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Ange de Noël (France, Méliès)
1904
R
(B)
angel brief, not a rave but not a beef
LINK YT
Apparitions Fugitives (France, Méliès)
1904
W
(B)
abuses the dissolve, doesn't quite involve
LINK YT
Au Clair de la Lune ou Pierrot Malheureux
(France, Méliès)
1904
LT
(B+)
Selene dispatches the mean, moon sequences keen
LINK YT
Barnum's Trunk



SEE Valise de Barnum

Beggar Maiden



SEE Ange de Noël

Benvenuto Cellini ou Une Curieuse Évasion
(France, Méliès)
Benvenuto Cellini, or A Curious Evasion
Benvenuto Cellini, or The Curious Elopement
1904


I haven’t seen this.  It’s on this DVD (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Bewitched Traveller (UK, Hepworth)
1904
GX
(A+)
everything disappears, even he and the train, insane!
VHS Origins of Cinema Vol. 6
Bewitched Trunk



SEE Coffre Enchanté

Bourreau Turc (France, Méliès)
1904
IZ
(A+)
heads chopped, reattach, executioner dropped, this one's a catch!
LINK YT
Butterfly's Changes
Butterfly's Metamorphosis
Butterfly's Metarmophosis (erroneous DVD
title card)



SEE Métamorphoses du Papillon

Cartes Vivantes (France, Méliès)
1904
W
(B+)
cards brought alive, you'll survive
LINK archive
Cascade de Feu (France, Méliès)
Cascade of Fire
1904
H
(B)
Satan fire-creatin', confusing not amusing
LINK YT
Chinese Juggler



SEE Thaumaturge Chinois

Christmas Angel



SEE Ange de Noël

Clock-Maker's Dream
Clockmaker’s Dream



SEE Rêve de l'Horloger

Coffre Enchanté (France, Méliès)
1904
WX
(B)
now you see it, now you don't, like you will, love you won't
LINK YT
Cookery Bewitched
Cook in Trouble



SEE Sorcellerie Culinaire

Culinary Sorcery



SEE Sorcellerie Culinaire

Damnation du Docteur Faust



SEE Faust et Marguerite

Danse du Diable (France, Pathé Frères)
1904
H
(A-)
creepy creeping, interesting peeping
LINK YT
Decapitation in Turkey



SEE Bourreau Turc

Détresse et Charité



SEE Ange de Noël

Devilish Plank
Devil’s Plank



SEE Planche du Diable

Dîner Impossible (France, Méliès)
1904


I haven’t seen this.  Has been screened (LINK) and (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
EMAIL ME
Dog Factory (US, Edison)
1904
F
(A)
dogs into sausages, links into pups, thumbs ups!
LINK YT
Dream of the Clock Maker



SEE Rêve de l'Horloger

Enchanted Trunk



SEE Coffre Enchanté

Every Man His Own Cigar Lighter



SEE Peu de Feu S.V.P.

Faust



SEE Faust et Marguerite

Faust et Marguerite (France, Méliès)
Faust and Marguerite
1904
H
(B+)
his soul he familiarly sells, story it adequately tells
LINK YT
Firefall, The



SEE Cascade de Feu

Fugitive Apparitions



SEE Apparitions Fugitives

Imperceptible Transformation
Imperceptible Transmutations 



SEE Transmutations Imperceptibles

Impossible Dinner



SEE Dîner Impossible

Impossible Voyage



SEE Voyage à Travers l'Impossible

Interesting Story (UK, Williamson)
1904
CI
(A-)
walking and reading, berated, steamrolled and reinflated, I'm satiated
LINK YT
Invisible Siva
Invisible Sylvia



SEE Siva, l'Invisible

Jonah Man, or The Traveller Bewitched



SEE Bewitched Traveller

Juif Errant (France, Méliès)
1904
HILR
(A)
legend of that Jew, admire it I do
LINK archive
King of the Mackerel Fishers



SEE Roi du Maquillage

Kiss Me! (US, AM&B)
1904
(x)
(x)
so loose and subtle, 'not genre' is my rebuttal
LINK YT
Living Playing Cards



SEE Cartes Vivantes, 1905 US title

Marvellous Living Fan



SEE Merveilleux Éventail Vivant

Mermaid, The



SEE Sirène

Merveilleux Éventail Vivant
(France, Méliès)
1904
X
(B-)
the fan reveals ladies fair, who magically change what they wear, I don't care
LINK archive
Métamorphoses du Papillon 
(France, Pathé Frères)
Métamorphose du Papillon
Metamorphosis of a Butterfly
1904
C
(B)
fairy, airy, several edits available
DVD LINK
Miracle Sous l'Inquisition (France, Méliès)
Miracle Under the Inquisition
Miracle of the Inquisition
1904
R
(A)
angel turns tables on inquisitor, a worthy visitor
LINK archive
Mistletoe Bough (UK, Clarendon)
1904
G
(A)
woman accidentally locked in chest, ghost repressed, impressed
LINK BFI video, not all-region
Moonlight Serenade, or The Miser Punished



SEE Au Clair de la Lune ou Pierrot Malheureux

Peu de Feu S.V.P. (France, Méliès)
1904
C
(C)
heard it was swell, too short to tell
LINK YT 0:08
Pierrot and the Moon



SEE Au Clair de la Lune ou Pierrot Malheureux

Planche du Diable (France, Méliès)
1904
W
(C)
a trick not a treat, beat
LINK YT
Rêve de l'Horloger (France, Méliès)
1904
O
(B)
Melies' resolve to use the dissolve, slick trick doesn't quite stick
LINK YT
Roi du Maquillage (France, Méliès)
1904
T
(A-)
see Melies draw, become his creation, a celebration
LINK archive
Short-Lived Apparitions



SEE Apparitions Fugitives

Sirène (France, Méliès)
La Sirène
1904
LW
(B+)
siren the magician makes, disjointed but shakes
LINK YT
Siva, l'Invisible (France, Méliès)
1904


I found this (LINK)
EMAIL ME
Sorcellerie Culinaire (France, Méliès)
1904
HW
(A-)
cook snubs old gent, imps sent to torment, good scent!
LINK YT
Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjuror



SEE Thaumaturge Chinois

Terrible Bourreau Turc
Terrible Turkish Executioner
Terrible Turkish Executioner, or It Served Him Right



SEE Bourreau Turc

Thaumaturge Chinois (France, Méliès)
1904
W
(B)
different race doesn’t really make a better case
LINK YT
Transmutations Imperceptibles
(France, Méliès)
1904
W
(B)
dissolving the lady for gain, a pain
LINK YT
Untamable Whiskers



SEE Roi du Maquillage

Valise de Barnum (France, Pathé Frères)
1904
QX
(B)
living poster, mediocre
LINK YT
Voyage à Travers l'Impossible
(France, Méliès)
1904
EF
(A-)
ridiculous story, grand spectacle, respectable
LINK YT 20:10
Voyage Across the Impossible
Voyage Through the Impossible 



SEE Voyage à Travers l'Impossible

Wandering Jew



SEE Juif Errant

Weird Fancies



SEE Danse du Diable

What Befell the Turkish Executioner



SEE Bourreau Turc

Whirling the Worlds



SEE Voyage à Travers l'Impossible

Wonderful Living Fan



SEE Merveilleux Éventail Vivant


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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