Saturday, April 12, 2014

1905

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (US, Vitagraph)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, or Held For Ransom
1905


I haven’t seen this.  Exists partially at Library of Congress (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Adventurous Automobile Trip



SEE Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en Deux Heures

Ah! La Barbe (France, Pathé Frères)
1905
X
(C)
bewitched mirror tricks dopey guy, i-yi-yi
LINK archive
Album Merveilleux (France, Pathé Frères)
1905
X
(B)
magic books grows, the pictures it shows, becomes what it is, doesn't quite fizz
DVD LINK
Amant de la Lune



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Antre Infernal (France, Pathé Frères)
1905


I haven’t seen this.  Screened (LINK), et al.  Can you provide it to me?
Automobile Chase




SEE Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en Deux Heures

Baquet de Mesmer (France, Méliès)
1905
W
(B/B+)
dancers emerge, somewhat of a surge
LINK YT
Barba Rebelde (title card)



SEE Ah! La Barbe

Black Devil
Black Imp



SEE Diable Noir

Chaise à Porteur Enchantée
(France, Méliès)
1905
W
(B)
tricks of the grade, mid-grade
LINK YT
Charité du Prestidigitateur
(France, Gaumont)
1905
W
(A+)
beggar helped by magic dude, but soul not fixed by food, so good!
LINK YT
Compositeur Toqué (France, Méliès)
1905
O
(B/B+)
composer dreams grand etude, awakened comes unglued
LINK YT
Conscience



SEE Remords

Crazy Composer



SEE Compositeur Toqué

Crystal Casket



SEE Phénix

Dancer's Dream (UK, Paul)
1905


I haven’t seen this.  Has been screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Diable Noir (France, Méliès)
1905
H
(A+)
imp troubles guest, action impressed, story in jest
LINK YT
Dranem's Dream



SEE Rêve de Dranem, 1906 US title

Dreadful Night



SEE Nuit Épouvantable

Dream of the Moon



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Drunkard's Dream, or Why You
Sign the Pledge



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Eccentric Burglary (UK, Sheffield)
1905
C
(B)
backwards film depicts them super-strong, goes on too long
LINK Yorkshire
Enchanted Sedan Chair



SEE Chaise à Porteur Enchantée, 1907 US title

Fée aux Fleurs (France, Pathé Frères)
1905
L
(B)
guess a fairy tho sure not very
LINK YT
Flower Fairy



SEE Fée aux Fleurs

Frightful Night



SEE Nuit Épouvantable

Funny Shave



SEE Ah! La Barbe, 1906 US title

Hanging Stockings on a Christmas Eve



SEE Night before Christmas

Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs
Hen With the Golden Eggs



SEE Poule aux Oeufs d'Or

Île de Calypso (France, Méliès)
Île de Calypso: Ulysses et le Géant Polyphème
1905
L
(B+)
myth with pith, cyclops eye plops white drops!
LINK YT
Infernal Lair



SEE Antre Infernal

Légende de Rip Van Winkle
(France, Méliès)
Legend of Rip Van Winkle
1905
GLO
(B/B+)
tho a dream of the mind, this one's enshrined
LINK YT 14:12
Lilliputian Minuet



SEE Menuet Lilliputien

Lover of the Moon



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Magic Dice



SEE Phénix

Magician's Alms



SEE Charité du Prestidigitateur

Menuet Lilliputien (France, Méliès)
1905
W
(B)
not Lilliputs but cards come alive, a fragment so you'll survive
LINK YT
Mesmerian Experiment



SEE Baquet de Mesmer

Moon Lover



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Mysterious Island



SEE Île de Calypso

Night Before Christmas (US, Edison)
1905
L
(A-)
Porter directs some excellent effects!
LINK YT 11:04
Nuit Épouvantable (France, Pathé Frères)
1905
G
(A-)
haunted inn, for the win
LINK archive
Palace of Arabian Knights
Palace of Arabian Nights
Palace of A Thousand and One Nights
Palace of the Arabian Nights



SEE Palais des Mille et Une Nuits

Palais des Mille et Une Nuits
(France, Méliès)
1905
LW
(B/B+)
good tints and sets, but plot it neglects
LINK YT 20:54
Paris to Monte Carlo



SEE Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en Deux Heures

Phénix (France, Méliès)
Le Phénix
Le Phénix, ou Le Coffret de Cristal
1905
W
(B)
basic trick, just a nick
LINK YT
Poule aux Oeufs d'Or
(France, Pathé Frères)
1905
LHX
(A-)
devils, chicken-dancing fairies, golden eggs, two nasty yeggs, this has legs
LINK vimeo
Prehistoric Peeps (UK, Hepworth)
1905


I haven’t seen this.  Has been screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en Deux Heures
(France, Méliès)
Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en Automobile
1905
F
(B)
indestructible car takes them far, comical not astronomical
LINK YT
Remords (France, Pathé Frères) 
Le Remords
Remorse
1905


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI as “Das Gewissen.”  Can you provide it to me?
Rêve à la Lune
(France, Pathé Frères)
1905
O
(B+)
drunk hallucinations, uses all tricks and permutations, salutations!
LINK YT
Rêve de Dranem
(France, Pathé Frères)
Rêve de Dranen, Cineteca di Bologna title
1905
TX
(A)
dreams black, smack!.. in full at CNC (LINK)
LINK YT 0:33 (taste)
Rip's Dream
Rip Van Winkle



SEE Légende de Rip Van Winkle

Ruche Merveilleuse
(France, Pathé Frères)
1905
L
(B-)
dancing fairies, mileage varies.. in full, Corrick Collection (LINK)
LINK LF 0:50 (bit)
Statue (France, Gaumont)
La Statue
The Statue
1905
FX
(A-)
mechanical statue walks off the set, and yet, this is a comedy in debt
LINK YT
Sueno de la Luna



SEE Rêve à la Lune

Thirteen Club (US, AM&B) 

1905


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Library of Congress (LINK).  On film studies DVD Early Blackface Shorts 1 (LINK)  Can you provide it to me?
Ulysses and Giant Polyphemus
Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus



SEE Île de Calypso

Wonderful Album



SEE Album Merveilleux

Wonderful Beehive



SEE Ruche Merveilleuse


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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