Friday, April 25, 2014

1907


TITLE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRODUCTION CO.
YEAR
TYPE(S)
GRADE
REVIEW
SOURCE
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20000 Lieues Sous les Mers



SEE Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous les Mers

Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'Huile
(France, Méliès)
1907
XZ
(A-)
chop off the head, back from the dead, magic portrait too, I like this stew
LINK YT
Amid the Workings of the Deep



SEE Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous les Mers

Armures Mystérieuses (France, Pathé Frères)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Baiser de la Sorcière (France, Pathé Frères)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Said to reside at the BFI.  Can you provide it to me?
Black Witch




SEE Sorcière Noire

Boîte à Cigares (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
W
(B-)
 Melies magic tricks Chomon did steal, what's the big deal?
LINK YT
Bruja Negra



SEE Sorcière Noire, title card

Cauchemar d'un Pêcheur



SEE Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous les Mers

Ceinture Électrique (France, Gaumont)
Ceinture Magnétique, Bologna title
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Cendrillon (France, Pathé Frères)
Cendrillon ou la Pantoufle Merveilleuse
1907
L
(B/B+)
with great hope I came, this did not light my flame
DVD LINK
Cigar Box



SEE Boîte à Cigares

Cinderella



SEE Cendrillon

Cintura Elettrita



SEE Ceinture Électrique, Bologna title

Clock-Maker's Secret
Clockmaker’s Secret



SEE Secret de l'Horloger

Comedy Cartoons (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists (LINK), screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Course aux Potirons (France, Gaumont)
Course au Potiron
Course au Potirons
Course des Potirons
1907
B
(A-)
 living pumpkins, something new, for a change, do!
LINK YT
Cuisine de l'Ogre (France, Méliès)
1907
L
(A-)
he'd eat you for a tuppence, but here he gets his comeuppance
LINK YT
Delirium in a Studio



SEE Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'Huile

Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous les Mers
(France, Méliès)
1907
BELO
(B)
absurd but then it's a dream, gathers little steam
LINK archive
Diabolo Nightmare (UK, Urban)
1907
O
(A-)
man obsessed with toy in fantasy situations, give it some congratulations
LINK EAFA
Doll's Revenge (UK, Hepworth)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Down in the Deep



SEE Pêcheur de Perles

Dreamland Adventures (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Dr. Skinum (US, AM&B)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Possibly at MOMA (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Easter Eggs 



SEE Oeufs de Pâques

Éclipse du Soleil en Pleine Lune
(France, Méliès)
Eclipse, The
The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and the Moon
1907
L
(B+)
sun and moon sex intersect, weirder than you'd expect
LINK YT
Electric Belt



SEE Ceinture Électrique

Élixir d'Énergie (France, Pathé Frères)
Elixir of Life
Elixir of Strength
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Said to exist in private collection.  Can you provide it to me?
En Avant la Musique (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
CX
(B+)
takeoff on Melies Melomane, quite a bit insane
LINK YT
Enchanted Glasses



SEE Verres Enchantés

Enchanted Pond



SEE Étang Enchanté

Energizer (US, AM&B)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Possibly at MOMA (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?

Étang Enchanté (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
LW
(B+)
fairies and frogs on the bogs, snippet doesn't quite rip it
LINK YT
Fairy of the Black Rocks



SEE Fée des Roches Noires

Fantaisies Endiablées (France, Pathé Frères)
1907


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

Fée des Roches Noires (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
L
(B)
myths abound but it feels unsound
LINK wikim
Flammes Diaboliques (France, Pathé Frères)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Belgium Cinematik (LINK). Has been on TV (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Fountain of Youth (1907, US, Vitagraph)

1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Library of Congress (LINK). Can you provide it to me?
François 1er et Triboulet (France, Méliès)
1907
W
(B)
jester magic, not good, not tragic
LINK YT
Fromages Automobiles (France, Méliès)
1907
B
(A+)
woman arrested, her cheeses attack!, this one is wack!
LINK YT
Ghost Story (US, Vitagraph)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Library of Congress (LINK). Can you provide it to me?
Glaces Merveilleuses (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
X
(B-)
thru the mirror magic tricks spawn, yawn
LINK YT
Golden Beetle



SEE Scarabée d'Or

Harlequin's Story



SEE Légende de Polichinelle

Haunted Bedroom (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  BFI, possibly. Can you provide it to me?
Haunted Hotel (US, Vitagraph)
Haunted Hotel or, The Strange Adventures of a Traveler
1907
G
(A-)
movie bread, food undead.. possibly longer at Library of Congress (LINK)
LINK vk 3:27
Homme Aimant (France, Gaumont)
Homme Aimanté
1907
F
(B+)
magnetized body armor, a charmer
LINK go2
In the Bogie Man's Cave



SEE Cuisine de l'Ogre, 1908 US title

King and the Jester



SEE Francois 1er et Triboulet

Knight of Black Art



SEE Tambourin Fantastique, 1908 US title

Légende de Polichinelle (France, Pathé Frères)
Legend of Ponchinella, title card
1907
CLW
(B+)
kidnapped girl into automaton, magician with trolls save her, dismembered she still goes on, tale has a trippy flavor
LINK vk
Liquid Electricity (US, Vitagraph)
Liquid Electricity or, The Inventor's Galvanic Fluid
1907
FT
(B+)
besides 0:33 available, Library of Congress (LINK) and screened (LINK)
VHS LINK Hollywood 11: Trick of the Light, from 6:29-7:00
Little Chimney Sweep



SEE Water Babies, or The Little Chimney Sweep

Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in
Santa Claus (US, Edison)
1907
L
(A-)
Santa forced at gunpoint to visit a poor child, pretty wild
LINK YT
Love Microbe (US, AM&B)      
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at archives.gov (LINK).  Screened (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Magic Mirror



SEE Glaces Merveilleuses

Magnetized Man



SEE Homme Aimant

Mechanical Statue and the Ingenious Servant
(US, Vitagraph)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Library of Congress (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Métempsycose (France, Pathé Frères)
Metempsychosis
1907
LW
(B)
transmigration of the soul? no, just many tricks of ole
LINK vk
Monsieur Aimanté



SEE Homme Aimant

Mr. Hurry-Up (US, AM&B)
Mr. Hurry-Up of New York
1907
O
(C)
some drunken dreams, not much genre it seems
LINK YT
Music, Forward!



SEE En Avant la Musique

Mysterious Armor



SEE Armures Mystérieuses

Nature Fakirs (US, Kalem)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Said to partially exist.  Can you provide it to me?
Night in Dreamland (US, Vitagraph)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at Library of Congress (LINK) and UCLA (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Oeufs de Pâques (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
W
(B)
what's in the egg? to know, you won't beg
LINK YT
Pauvre John ou Les Aventures d'un
Buveur de Whiskey (France, Méliès)
1907
O
(B/B+)
hallucinations punk the drunk, mostly bunk
LINK YT
Pearl Fisher
Pearl Fisherman



SEE Pêcheur de Perles

Pêcheur de Perles (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
ELO
(B+)
under the sea, a fantasy, lots of sea creatures, one of the better features
LINK YT
Petit Chaperon Rouge (France, Pathé Baby)
1907
BL
(B/B+)
it implies, it tries
LINK YT
Pied du Mouton (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
BLWX
(A-)
heroic tale, with the use of magic he will prevail, not stale
LINK YT
Pied Piper (UK, Clarendon)     
Pied Piper of Hamelin

1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Prophétesse de Thèbes (France, Méliès)
Prophetess of Thebes
1907
LPX
(A)
fortune-telling and greed, real genre indeed
LINK YT
Pumpkin Race



SEE Course aux Potirons

Red Riding Hood



SEE Petit Chaperon Rouge

Red Spectre



SEE Spectre Rouge

Rescued From the Eagle's Nest (US, Edison)
1907
B
(B)
baby stolen by big bird, DW Griffith absurd
LINK YT
Satan at Play



SEE Satan s'Amuse

Satan en Prison (France, Méliès)
Satan in Prison
1907
HW
(B+)
magician under arrest puts cops to the test
LINK YT
Satan s'Amuse (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
H
(B+)
satanic magician vs. female demon, steamin'
LINK YT 10:15
Satán se Divierte



SEE Satan s'Amuse, title card

Scarabée d'Or (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
LW
(B+)
beetle is a fairy, onlookers be wary, kinda scary
LINK YT
Secret de l'Horloger (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
H
(B-)
clockmaker sells soul to devil, very ordinary level
LINK LOC
Sightseeing Through Whisky



SEE Pauvre John ou le Aventures d'un Buveur de Whiskey

Skipping Cheeses



SEE Fromages Automobiles

Sorcerer's Scissors (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Sorcière Noire (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
W
(B+)
witch shows off for those who want to know, but the tinted scenes steal the show
DVD LINK
Spectre Rouge (France, Pathé Frères)
this is an edit from Satan s’Amuse (1907)
1907
H
(B+)
evil vs. good, story that should, color that could
LINK YT 9:01
Talisman, The
The Talisman, or Sheep’s Foot



SEE Pied du Mouton

Tambourin Fantastique (France, Méliès)
1907
W
(B)
Melies on stage, typical page
LINK YT
That Fatal Sneeze (UK, Hepworth)
1907
UX
(A)
superhuman sneezing, pleasing
LINK YT
Tired Tailor's Dream (US, AM&B)
1907
X
(B/B+)
tailor dreams clothes can make their own seams
VHS Origins of Cinema 2
Transformation, The



SEE Métempsycose

Tulipes (France, Pathé Frères)
Les Tulipes
The Tulips
Tulips
1907
L
(B-)
flower fairies, a faun, and a big yawn
LINK YT
Tunnel Sous la Manche ou le Cauchemar
Franco-Anglais (France, Méliès)
Tunneling the Channel
Tunneling the English Channel
Tunnelling the Channel
1907
FO
(B/B+)
a tunnel, the chunnel, but not in the deep, just in their sleep
LINK YT
Under the Seas



SEE Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous les Mers

Verres Enchantés (France, Pathé Frères)
1907
W
(B)
some new licks to same old magic tricks
LINK LOC
Vie de Polichinelle



SEE Légende de Polichinelle

Waif and the Statue (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists in Corrick Collection (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Water Babies, or The Little Chimney Sweep
(UK, Clarendon) 

1907


I haven’t seen this.  Possibly at BFI (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Weird Fantasies



SEE Fantaisies Endiablées

When the Devil Drives (UK, Urban)
1907


I haven’t seen this.  Exists at BFI Screenonline (LINK).  Can you provide it to me?
Willie's Magic Wand (UK, Urban)
1907
WX
(A+)
boy absconds with dad's magic wand, hilarity ensues, you can't lose
LINK YT
Witch Kiss
Witch’s Kiss



SEE Baiser de la Sorcière

Wonderful Mirrors



SEE Glaces Merveilleuses

Work Made Easy (US, Vitagraph)
1907


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

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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