Friday, April 25, 2014

1906

TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
? Motorist (UK, Paul)
“?” Motorist
1906
F
(B+)
after crazy driver cop gives chase, car goes to outer space, happy face
LINK YT
400 Farces du Diable
400 Tricks of the Devil



SEE Quatre Cents Farces de Diable

A Hundred Tricks



SEE Cent Trucs

Affiches en Goguette (France, Méliès)
1906
X
(B)
posters come to life, cause uproar, we've seen it before, almost a snore
LINK YT
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp
Aladdin, or The Marvelous Lamp
Aladdin’s Lamp



SEE Aladin ou la Lampe Merveilleuse

Aladin ou la Lampe Merveilleuse
(France, Pathé Frères)
1906
LW
(B/B+)
the boy and his djinn, handsome but thin
LINK YT
Alchemist and the Demon



SEE Alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale

Alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue
Infernale (France, Méliès)
1906
GHW
(A-)
sleeping wizard can't keep tab, loses control of lab, weirdly cool slab
LINK archive 3:17 (b&w).. LINK archive 2:15 tinted
Antre de la Sorcière (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(A)
fighting couple not defending, but the witch brings them to a happy ending
LINK YT
Aventures du Fils du Diable à Paris



SEE Fils du Diable

Bewitched Shepherd



SEE Antre de la Sorcière

Bicyclette Présentée en Liberté
(France, Pathé Frères)
1906


I haven’t seen this.  Corrick Collection (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Birth, Life, and Death of Christ



SEE Vie du Christ, 1907 US title

Bob's Electric Theatre



SEE Théâtre de Bob, 1909 US reissue title

Bulles de Savon Animées (France, Méliès)
Bulles de Savon Vivantes
1906
W
(B)
tricks with soap, not dope
LINK YT
Butterflies, The
Butterflys (title card)



SEE Farfalle

Cabby's Dream (UK, Warwick)
1906


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Caverna de la Bruja



SEE Antre de la Sorcière, title card

Cent Trucs (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(A-)
many tricks abusing, amusing
DVD LINK
Charmeur (France, Pathé Frères)
Le Charmeur
The Charmer, 1907 US title
1906
BCL
(B+)
charmer calls fairies, the backlash he carries
LINK archive
Chimney Sweep



SEE Jack le Ramoneur

Chinese Magic



SEE Fleurs Animées

Courant Éléctrique (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
(x)
(x)
grocer wires shelves, thieves shock themselves, science not genre
LINK YT
Desperate Crime



SEE Incendiaires

Dirigeable Fantastique (France, Méliès)
Dirigeable Fantastique ou Le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur
1906
FO
(A-)
his blimp works, professor dreams, imps sabotage, professor screams.. could be 1905
LINK YT
D'ou Vient-Il? (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(C)
filmed backward, witchcraft awkward
LINK YT
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (US, Edison)
1906
O
(B+)
drunken fog, hare of the dog, pretty good snog
LINK archive 7:30 longest, tint
Écrin du Rajah (France, Pathé Frères)
Écrin du Radjah
1906
LW
(B)
wizard performs for prince's pleasure, steals treasure, they give chase, base
LINK YT
Electric Current



SEE Courant Éléctrique

Fantastical Airship



SEE Dirigeable Fantastique

Fantastic Diver



SEE Plongeur Fantastique

Farfalle (Italy, Cines)
Le Farfalle
1906
L
(B+)
butterfly Japs, fairyland zaps, worth a few snaps
LINK vimeo
Fée aux Pigeons (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
LW
(B)
fairy or witch, don't give a stitch
LINK wikim
Fée Carabosse ou le Poignard Fatal
(France, Méliès)
1906
W
(A-)
minstrel pays witch in sand, still he gets the upper hand, pretty grand
LINK YT 11:51 tinted
Fils du Diable (France, Pathé Frères)
Fils du Diable à Paris
Fils du Diable Fait la Noce à Paris
1906
H
(A)
glum is Satan's son, takes road trip to Paris for fun!
private reel
Fleurs Animées (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
LT
(B)
Chinaman jilted, flowers tilted, comes the hour, they make him into a flower!
LINK wikim
Gioiello del Rajah



SEE Écrin du Rajah

Grotte de la Sorcière,
alternate title is IMDB tt3521446



SEE Antre de la Sorcière

Hand of the Artist (UK, Urban)
1906
X
(B+)
life from art, pretty smart
LINK ASO, two clips equaling 2m of total 8m
Haunted House



SEE Maison Hantée

Hilarious Posters



SEE Affiches en Goguette, 1907 US title

Histoire d'un Crime



SEE Incendiaires

Homme Invisible



SEE Invisibles

Hôtel des Voyageurs de Commerce
(France, Méliès)
Hôtel des Voyageurs de Commerce ou
Les Suites d'une Bonne Cuite
1906
MX
(B+)
ghost fakery in his room, they go too far, he goes boom
LINK YT
House Furnishing Made Easy



SEE Lively Quarter-Day

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
(US, Vitagraph)
1906
(x)
(x)
non-genre animation by chalk, don't balk
LINK YT
Hunchback Fairy



SEE Fée Carabosse ou le Poignard Fatal

Incendiaires (France, Méliès)
Les Incendiaires
1906
(x)
(x)
high crime leads to guillotine, not genre but also not routine
LINK YT
Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful
Airship
Inventor Crazybrains and His Fantastic
Airship



SEE Dirigeable Fantastique

Invisible Men
Invisible Thief



SEE Invisibles

Invisibles (France, Pathé Frères)
Les Invisibles
1906
T
(A)
thieving dudes steal invisibility fluids, anarchy ranting and gallivanting
LINK wikim
Is Spiritualism a Fraud? (UK, Paul)
1906
M
(A+)
violence on charlatan! holy cow! let's do this to criminals now!
LINK YT
Jack le Ramoneur (France, Méliès)
1906
O
(B)
dream of a poor lad makes him go bad, kinda sad.. but is it genre?
LINK YT 10:03
Jeteuse de Sort (France, Pathé Frères)
Jeteuse de Sorts
1906


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Eastman House (LINK), Bologna (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
King's Casket



SEE Écrin du Rajah

Lively Quarter-Day (UK, Paul)
1906
W
(A-)
he moves in quick via magic trick, slick
LINK YT
Living Flowers



SEE Fleurs Animées

Luny Musician



SEE Maestro Do-Mi-Sol-Do

Mad Motorist



SEE ? Motorist

Maestro Do-Mi-Sol-Do (France, Méliès)
1906
X
(A+)
haunted instruments put maestro to the test, among the best
LINK YT
Magician and the Butterfly



SEE Charmeur, 1907 US title

Magician from Arabia



SEE Sorcier Arabe

Magic Roses



SEE Roses Magiques

Maison Hantée (France, Pathé Frères),
that on the Internet which purports to be this
film is actually “Maison Ensorcelée” (1908)
1906


I haven’t seen this.  May be at Deutsche Kinemathek.  Can you provide it to me?
Medium Exposed



SEE Is Spiritualism a Fraud?

Mephisto's Son



SEE Fils du Diable

Merry Frolics of Satan



SEE Quatre Cents Farces de Diable

Miniature Theatre



SEE Théâtre de Bob, first US title

Modern Pirates (UK, Alpha)
1906
F
(B+)
armored gangster car is the star, bizarre
LINK EAFA
Motorist, The



SEE ? Motorist

Motor Pirates



SEE Modern Pirates

Mysterious Retort



SEE Alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale

Naissance, La Vie et la Mort de
Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ



SEE Vie du Christ

Noël de Monsieur le Curé (France, Gaumont)
1906
R
(B/B+)
social commentary, angels at the end, a way to holidays spend
LINK YT
Papillons, Les



SEE Farfalle

Parish Priest's Christmas



SEE Noël de Monsieur le Curé

Passion, La



SEE Vie du Christ

Peine du Talion (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
BL
(A-)
revenge of the butterflies, nice on the eyes
LINK YT
Pigeon Fairy



SEE Fée aux Pigeons

Plongeur Fantastique (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(C)
backwards diving, not thriving
LINK YT
Professor Do-Mi-Sol-Do, the Luny Musician



SEE Maestro Do-Mi-Sol-Do

Quarter-Day Conjuring



SEE Lively Quarter-Day, title card

Quatre Cents Farces du Diable
(France, Méliès)
Quat' Cents Farces du Diable
Quatre Cents Coups du Diable
1906
H
(A)
sold his soul, tormented whole, every costume and trick, tasty and thick
LINK YT 16:55
Questionmark Motorist



SEE ? Motorist

Raid of the Armoured Motor



SEE Modern Pirates

Rajah's Casket
Radjah’s Casket



SEE Écrin du Rajah

Rescued in Mid-Air (UK, Clarendon)
1906
F
(B)
bike collision, prof goes on mission, builds airship rescue, this one will test you
LINK EAFA
Riderless Bicyle



SEE Bicyclette Présentée en Liberté

Roadside Inn
Road Side Inn



SEE Hôtel des Voyageurs de Commerce

Roses Magiques (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(B/B+)
magic in color, could be brighter or duller
LINK YT
Soap Bubbles



SEE Bulles de Savon Animées

Son of the Devil



SEE Fils du Diable

Sorcier Arabe (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
W
(B+)
his witchcraft don't scare-um, but I like his harem
LINK archive
Talion Punishment



SEE Peine du Talion

Terrible Sorcier Arabe



SEE Sorcier Arabe

Théâtre de Bob (France, Pathé Frères)
1906
(x)
(x)
non-genre animation, interesting compilation
LINK archive
Tit-For-Tat
Tit For Tat



SEE Peine du Talion

Troubadour (France, Pathé Frères)
Le Troubadour
The Troubadour
1906
W
(A)
Chomon combines One-Man Hand & Wonderful Living Fan, find if you can!
private reel
Truth Behind the Ape-Man



SEE Verite sur l'Homme-Singe

Vérité sur l'Homme-Singe (France, Gaumont)
1906
F
(B+)
baldness 'cure' turns men into ape, bizarre comedy escape
LINK YT
Vie du Christ (France, Gaumont)
1906
R
(B/B+)
ok but not much detail, not great and not fail
LINK YT 33:44
Village Witch



SEE Jeteuse de Sort

Voyage Around a Star



SEE Voyage Autour d'une Étoile

Voyage Autour d'une Étoile
(France, Pathé Frères)

1906
ELX
(A-)
soap-bubble adventure to the star queen, should be seen
LINK YT
Whence Does He Come?



SEE D'Ou Vient-Il?

Witch, The



SEE Fée Carabosse ou le Poignard Fatal

Witchcraft



SEE Jeteuse de Sort

Witch's Cave
Witch’s Cavern



SEE Antre de la Sorcière

Witch’s Curse



SEE Jeteuse de Sort


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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