Georges Méliès

Georges Méliès

Célèbre pour: Directing · Date de naissance: 1861-12-08 · Date de décès: 1938-01-21 (76 ans) · Sexe: Hommes · Lieu de naissance: Paris, France

241 Films

Alias: Жорж Мельес · 조르주 멜리에스

Biographie

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (né le 8 décembre 1861 et mort le 21 janvier 1938) est un illusionniste, acteur et réalisateur français qui a dirigé de nombreux développements techniques et narratifs dans les premiers temps du cinéma. Méliès est connu pour l'utilisation d'effets spéciaux, popularisant des techniques telles que des épices de substitution, des expositions multiples, des photographies de laps de temps, des dissolutions et des couleurs peintes à la main. Il est également l'un des premiers cinéastes à utiliser des storyboards. Ses films comprennent A Trip to the Moon (1902) et The Impossible Voyage (1904), tous deux impliquant des voyages étranges et surréels quelque peu dans le style de Jules Verne, et sont considérés parmi les plus importants premiers films de science fiction, bien que leur approche soit plus proche de la fantaisie.

Jeunesse

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès est née le 8 décembre 1861 à Paris, fils de Jean-Louis Méliès et de son épouse néerlandaise, Johannah-Catherine Schuering. Son père avait déménagé à Paris en 1843 en tant que chaussureur et commençait à travailler dans une usine de bottes où il rencontrait la mère de Méliès. Le père de Johannah-Catherine avait été le bottestier officiel de la cour néerlandaise avant qu'un incendie ne saccage son entreprise. Elle aidait à éduquer Jean-Louis-Stanislas. Finalement, les deux mariés fondèrent une usine de bottes de haute qualité sur le boulevard Saint-Martin, et eurent des fils Henri et Gaston; à l'époque où leur troisième fils Georges, était né, la famille était devenue riche.Georges Méliès fréquenta le Lycée Michelet depuis l'âge de sept ans jusqu'à ce qu'il fut bombardé pendant la guerre franco-prussienne. Dans ses mémoires, Méliès souligne son éducation formelle et classique, contrairement aux accusations au début de sa carrière selon lesquelles la plupart des cinéastes étaient « illettrés incapables de produire quelque chose d'artistique ». Cependant, il reconnaît que ses instincts créatifs l'emportent généralement sur les intellectuels : « La passion artistique était trop forte pour lui, et alors qu'il réfléchissait à une composition française ou à un verset latin, sa plume dessinait mécaniquement des portraits ou caricatures de ses professeurs ou camarades de classe, sinon un palais de fantaisie ou un paysage original qui avait déjà l'air d'un ensemble de théâtre. » Souvent discipliné par des enseignants pour couvrir ses cahiers et manuels avec des dessins, le jeune Georges commença à construire des théâtres de marionnettes en carton à dix ans et passa à l'artisanat de marionnettes encore plus sophistiquées.

Films & Séries

2021.

1 Film
The Méliès Mystery

The Méliès Mystery

2021
Fils d'un fabricant de chaussures, Georges Méliès décide de se consacrer à la magie. En 1888, il emploie sa part d'héritage pour racheter le Théâtre Robert-Houdin, boulevard des Italiens, où ses spect...

2011.

1 Film
The Extraordinary Voyage

The Extraordinary Voyage

2011
Un récit de l'extraordinaire vie du pionnier cinématographique Georges Méliès (1861-1938) et de l'étonnante histoire de la copie en couleur de son chef-d'œuvre "Un voyage sur la Lune" (1902), inattend...

2008.

1 Film
Le premier magicien du cinéma

Le premier magicien du cinéma

2008
L'éditeur Lobster fait un cadeau monumental adressé à tous les amoureux du septième art en sortant en coffret la quasi totalité des films conservés du grand Georges Méliès, soit la bagatelle de 173 co...

1997.

1 Film
Une Séance Méliès

Une Séance Méliès

1997
Un homme (1903) L'homme à la tête (1903) Le voyage dans la lune (1902) Le voyage dans la lune (1903) Le tourisme infernal (1903) Le tripot clandestin (1905) Le mélomane (1903) La tête de caoutc...

1979.

1 Film
ORG

ORG

1979
La relation entre l'esprit, le corps et l'esprit est explorée. Mon deuxième exil, qui a duré très longtemps, a été parmi les moments les plus terribles de ma vie, et le film est un cauchemar aux yeux ...

1913.

1 Film
Le Voyage de la famille Bourrichon

Le Voyage de la famille Bourrichon

1913
An indebted French family flees its creditors in this comic picaresque, one of pioneering French director George Méliès last films.

1912.

3 Films
A la Conquête du Pôle

A la Conquête du Pôle

1912
A la conquête du pôle narre l'expédition du Professeur Maboul et de six autres savants partis pour le Pôle Nord à l'aide d'un aérobus, et leurs péripéties face à un géant des neiges.
The Knight of the Snow

The Knight of the Snow

1912
"The Knight of the Snow" is one of the last films Georges Méliès made. By now, he was under contract for his former rival Pathé, where he made a few of his most lavish productions, including this one....
Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

1912
Georges Méliès's first attempt at Cinderella was in 1899. That film was extraordinary then for having multiple scenes and a semblance of a narrative; additionally, the use of dissolves as transitions ...

1911.

1 Film
The Hallucinations of Baron Munchausen

The Hallucinations of Baron Munchausen

1911
Le baron Munchausen doit être aidé à dormir par ses serviteurs après une soirée de victoire et de repas excessifs. Il a des rêves effrayants quand il dort.

1910.

2 Films
The Doctor's Secret

The Doctor's Secret

1910
Les médecins soufflent en morceaux un patient dans une machine..
The Diabolical Church Window

The Diabolical Church Window

1910
Ici, nous avons un vieil érudit / alchimiste couvant sur un livre, défié par le diable, et en passant par la sorcellerie familière pour créer une femme en jetant des morceaux de vêtements contre une f...

1909.

3 Films
Whimsical Illusions

Whimsical Illusions

1909
In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his a...
Le Locataire diabolique

Le Locataire diabolique

1909
Un homme loue un appartement et le décore..
The Spider and the Butterfly

The Spider and the Butterfly

1909
Surviving fragment of a longer film. A magician makes a butterfly woman appear, and a woman in a star. Exhausted, the magician falls asleep and the star woman turns into a spider, dragging the butter...

1908.

28 Films
Tribulations; or, The Misfortunes of a Cobbler

Tribulations; or, The Misfortunes of a Cobbler

1908
Le marchand, le Farrier, et le romain accompagnent une femme mystérieuse dans une grotte magique pleine de terreurs et de merveilles..
The Dream of an Opium Fiend

The Dream of an Opium Fiend

2
1908
The opium fiend is seen in a den, puffing on this terrible narcotic. He then falls fast asleep and dreams that he is at home with his wife. He asks for something to drink and he is given wine, which h...
The Good Luck of a 'Souse'

The Good Luck of a 'Souse'

1908
This film from George Melies is sadly one that's only available in fragments. The film starts off with a title card stating that a drunk man has just thrown his family out a window. We see a couple of...
The Indian Sorcerer

The Indian Sorcerer

1908
A sorcerer turns a small egg into a bigger one and keeps repeating this trick until the egg is large enough to do other things including delivering children.
Humanity Through the Ages

Humanity Through the Ages

1908
An episodic narrative displaying examples of humankind's brutality, from the story of Cain and Abel through the Hague Convention of 1907.
Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou Le truc de potard

Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou Le truc de potard

1908
There's a chemistry lab, in which one or two people ingest the wrong drug -- apparently -- and have a seriously bad trip. Then there's this wizard in his cave, and a fairy appears -- then there's this...
Sideshow Wrestlers

Sideshow Wrestlers

1908
A man gets cajoled into working as a sideshow wrestler.
His First Job

His First Job

1908
Georges Melies' film has a new guy showing up in a store on his first day and he obviously just doesn't fit in as he makes one mistake after another.
Conte de la grand-mère et rêve de l'enfant

Conte de la grand-mère et rêve de l'enfant

1908
The film begins with a grandmother reading a story to a small child before tucking him or her into bed (it's a bit difficult to tell which the tot is). No sooner has the mite fallen asleep than s/he b...
In the Barber Shop

In the Barber Shop

1908
One fine day at a barbershop that has stupid staff and very rude customers.
Les Patineurs

Les Patineurs

1908
A group of people take roller skating too far.
Why That Actor Was Late

Why That Actor Was Late

1908
An actor tries to get to a show on time. Many mishaps along the way.
Le Génie du feu

Le Génie du feu

1908
Not much of a plot. A couple is menaced by some sort of bizarre religious cult. Then they're saved.
Lully ou le violon brisé

Lully ou le violon brisé

1908
If a violin was actually broken here we don't get to see it. Sadly this is one of many Georges Melies films that are only available in a fragment. Hopefully one day a complete print will turn up but u...
La Bonne Bergère et la mauvaise princesse

La Bonne Bergère et la mauvaise princesse

1908
A good shepherdess is persecuted by an evil, tantrum-throwing princess. A good fairy decides to intervene, and dishes out quite a bit of retribution.
French interpreter policeman

French interpreter policeman

1908
The seven-minute film takes place inside a classroom where some cops are learning English.
The Miser

The Miser

1908
This Georges Melies film is only available in a five-minute fragment. The film starts off with a title card setting up the events. An elderly miser keep all of his money to himself and refuses to help...
Le nouveau seigneur du village

Le nouveau seigneur du village

1908
There's a scene in a village, then there's a scene out in the wilderness with what appear to be gods, and a giant crab, and a giant frog... then there's another scene in the village... and that's it.
Le Tambourin fantastique

Le Tambourin fantastique

1908
Des tours de magie dans un cadre médiéval.
Not Guilty

Not Guilty

1908
Three burglars invade a house, kill two people, and blind a third person, a woman. The police arrest the wrong man.
A Tricky Painter’s Fate

A Tricky Painter’s Fate

1908
A painter boards a train and puts his paintings in the windows so that they look like passengers.
The Prophetess of Thebes

The Prophetess of Thebes

1908
Partially lost film. One of the kings of ancient Thebes enters the abode of an astrologer and demands that he be told his future. The former utterly refuses to forecast the coming events of his sovere...
Buncoed Stage Johnnie

Buncoed Stage Johnnie

1908
This Georges Melies film is one of several to appear in only a fragment form. The film opens up with a title card explaining what happens in the missing parts of the movie. Basically a man wants to gi...
Photographie électrique à distance

Photographie électrique à distance

4.33
1908
Deux personnes entrent dans un studio. Le propriétaire barbu explique l'équipement et leur donne une démonstration : il démarre des machines et peint trois femmes sur un grand écran, soudainement les ...

1907.

12 Films
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

1907
An adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy.
Tunneling the English Channel

Tunneling the English Channel

1907
The plot follows King Edward VII and President Armand Fallières dreaming of building a tunnel under the English Channel.
Satan in Prison

Satan in Prison

6
1907
The title is vital, since the bulk of the action consists of a well-dressed man magically producing a series of items to furnish a bare room, culminating in his summoning up a charming lady to share h...
L'éclipse du soleil en pleine lune

L'éclipse du soleil en pleine lune

6
1907
Un vieux astronome enseigne à une classe de jeunes hommes l'astronomie dans une école médiévale. Les jeunes hommes se précipitent vers les fenêtres et fixent leurs télescopes quand une horloge mécaniq...
How Bridget's Lover Escaped

How Bridget's Lover Escaped

1907
Very much a slapstick chase in the mode of the period, as Victorine's boyfriend escapes from the kitchen and is pursued on rooftop by his unsuspecting fellow officers.
Robert Macaire and Bertrand

Robert Macaire and Bertrand

1907
Robert Macaire (Chevalier Macaire) was a noted criminal and assassin who appears in French plays. His name is renowned in French culture as that of the archetypal villain.
La Douche d'eau bouillante

La Douche d'eau bouillante

1907
Fun film from French master Georges Melies has a couple burglar's breaking into a man's home and having to hide when that man returns. Instead of a trick film or something that he's known for, the dir...
20000 lieues sous les mers

20000 lieues sous les mers

1907
En 1868, un monstre mystérieux s'acharne sur les bateaux naviguant dans l'océan Pacifique. Alarmé par ce phénomène, le gouvernement américain arme une frégate. Ned, un fabuleux harponneur, Aronnax, un...
Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'huile

Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'huile

1907
Le film de 1907 est incomplet et n'est disponible que dans un fragment de deux minutes. La carte de titre explique qu'un peintre boit accidentellement du vernis quand son assistant arrive. L'assistant...
Sightseeing Through Whisky

Sightseeing Through Whisky

6
1907
John est un membre d'un groupe de visionneurs. L'ivrogne émouvante est trop ivre pour suivre la fête et finit sur le site d'une ruine..
La colle universelle

La colle universelle

6
1907
Un marchand a un stand. Un groupe de gens se rassemblent pour une manifestation. Deux flics ont décidé de conduire ses clients parce qu'il était si en colère. Ils sont assis dehors..

1906.

12 Films
The Witch

The Witch

1906
Un troubadour sans soupe consulte la sorcière Carabosse sur son avenir, mais l'offense en payant avec un sac de sable. Il échappe à la vengeance de la sorcière, et sauve la belle princesse.
Les Quatre Cents Farces du diable

Les Quatre Cents Farces du diable

1906
Deux voyageurs sont torturés par Satan, de l'auberge à l'auberge, et finissent par faire l'expérience d'un voyage de buggy dans les cieux, grâce au Diable, avant qu'il n'emmène l'un d'eux en enfer et ...
Jack le ramoneur

Jack le ramoneur

5
1906
Jack is taken on a sea-snail to the lair of a fairy, who magically turns him into a prince. He thoroughly enjoys the dancing and fawning of the court. Then he wakes up, and it turns out that he's an o...
A Desperate Crime

A Desperate Crime

1906
A man is murdered and the killer brought to justice by guillotine. This film is partly lost.
The Tramp and the Mattress Makers

The Tramp and the Mattress Makers

1906
A bum accidentally gets himself sewn up inside a mattress.
Une Chute de cinq étages

Une Chute de cinq étages

1906
A photographer has an accident which not only screws up his lab but dumps a great deal of debris into the street below, causing general chaos.
The Roadside Inn

The Roadside Inn

1906
The staff of an inn play a cruel trick on a guest.
Les Bulles de savon vivantes

Les Bulles de savon vivantes

1906
Melies the magician does tricks.
Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy

1906
A group of people watches a guignol (the French version of a Punch and Judy show). Outtake from a longer, now lost, film.
Les affiches en goguette

Les affiches en goguette

6
1906
Il y a un mur plein d'affiches publicitaires..
The Mysterious Retort

The Mysterious Retort

6
1906
Un sorcier dort, il y a un serpent dans le tiroir.

1905.

14 Films
Rip's Dream

Rip's Dream

1905
The Melies version of the old Rip Van Winkle tale.
An Adventurous Automobile Trip

An Adventurous Automobile Trip

1905
A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two h...
Le diable noir

Le diable noir

6
1905
Un voyageur à l'auberge est harcelé par un diable..
Les Cartes vivantes

Les Cartes vivantes

6
1905
Un magicien est en train de jouer. Une carte de la Reine des Coeurs de taille réelle apparaît après qu'il déchire une carte d'une reine. Elle est remise dans la carte par le magicien. Il arrive au Roi...
The Lilliputian Minuet

The Lilliputian Minuet

1905
Another short of Georges.
A Crazy Composer

A Crazy Composer

1
1905
A silly-looking composer attempts to compose. He then falls asleep, and dreams of all manner of bizarre nonsense.
Un feu d'artifice improvisé

Un feu d'artifice improvisé

1905
On a city street, a number of men take advantage of an old drunken bum.
Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus

Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus

1905
An early horror treatment of the hero's encounter with the one-eyed man-eating Cyclops.
Le palais des mille et une nuits

Le palais des mille et une nuits

1905
Un prince désargenté voudrait épouser la fille du Rajah, mais celle-ci est promise à un homme fortuné. Sortant d’une lampe, un bon génie propose de lui venir en aide... Les décors coulissent, les pers...
A Mesmerian Experiment

A Mesmerian Experiment

1905
A magician creates a troupe of dancers out of thin air.
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

1905
An inventor dreams that his newly designed airship takes flight.
Le tripot clandestin

Le tripot clandestin

1
1905
Une maison de jeu combinée est installée afin que le propriétaire puisse rapidement la transformer en une entreprise lorsque les flics organisent un raid..

1904.

21 Films
The Bewitched Trunk

The Bewitched Trunk

1904
Bewtiched trunk
The Firefall

The Firefall

1904
A magic show.
The Imperceptible Transmutations

The Imperceptible Transmutations

6
1904
This shows a prince entering upon the stage of the King's private theatre. He is about to do a few mystifying tricks for the amusement of the court.
The Clockmaker's Dream

The Clockmaker's Dream

1904
A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they kno...
The Christmas Angel

The Christmas Angel

1904
Une famille pauvre dans une maison dévastée où la neige tombe par le toit brisé, il n'y a pas de charbon pour chauffer le petit poêle pathétique, mère est malade, père envoie sa fille mendier. Rejetée...
Le Voyage à travers l'impossible

Le Voyage à travers l'impossible

1
1904
Plusieurs savants de la Geographic Society entreprennent un voyage à travers les Alpes jusqu'au Soleil qui se termine sous la mer.
Le Roi du maquillage

Le Roi du maquillage

4
1904
Il y a une scène le long de la rivière à Paris. Un homme prend un tableau noir et y dessine un croquis d'un romancier. Les traits vivants de son croquis apparaissent à la place de son propre, qui est ...
Faust and Marguerite

Faust and Marguerite

1904
Melies second attempt at telling the story of Faust. This time out Faust and his love Marguerite are sentenced to Hell where they are showed the torture that awaits.
A Miracle Under the Inquisition

A Miracle Under the Inquisition

1904
An inquisitor and two of his henchmen burn a woman at the stake. An angel intervenes.
The Fugitive Apparitions

The Fugitive Apparitions

1904
A magician makes a woman appear and disappear.
A Moonlight Serenade

A Moonlight Serenade

1904
Pierrot goes to the house of his love to serenade her, but her father kicks him out. Soon the moon and its goddess Diana come towards the man and offers him something better.
The Terrible Turkish Executioner

The Terrible Turkish Executioner

1904
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come running in...
Le juif errant

Le juif errant

1904
Un vieil homme juif erre dans la campagne ; des spectres du Christ portant la croix apparaissent dans le ciel. Il en a d’abord peur puis essaie de les poursuivre, lui et les gens qui l’entourent. Le d...
The Wonderful Living Fan

The Wonderful Living Fan

1
1904
Une procession annonce l'arrivée d'un représentant royal dans une chaise berline comme un conjureur attend un public. Le conjureur apporté dans une grande boîte. Quand il est ouvert, il y a un très gr...
Sorcellerie culinaire

Sorcellerie culinaire

1904
Trois démons sont dans et hors de la cuisine d'un cuisinier..
Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer

Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer

6
1904
Un conjureur chinois se tient à côté d'une table avec deux tables. Des lanternes apparaissent et disparaissent alors qu'un ventilateur devient un parasol. Un chien saute de derrière le parasol ouvert ...
La sirène

La sirène

6
1904
Un homme est dans l'eau..

1903.

28 Films
The Marvellous Wreath

The Marvellous Wreath

1903
A magician performs tricks with a marvelous wreath.
The Monster

The Monster

1903
Un prince égyptien a perdu sa femme bien-aimée et il a cherché un dérviche qui habite à la base du sphinx..
Le chaudron infernal

Le chaudron infernal

1903
Un démon met une femme et deux courtisans dans un chaudron..
The Damnation of Faust

The Damnation of Faust

1903
The German legend of a scholar's unholy pact with the Devil would have been very familiar to most moviegoers (at least European ones), so Georges Méliès' early cinematic treatment likely got away with...
The Infernal Cakewalk

The Infernal Cakewalk

1903
Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance...
Le royaume des fées

Le royaume des fées

1903
Un prince lui présente une princesse à la cour royale quand une sorcière se présente. La sorcière revient, appelle quelques-uns de ses serviteurs, et emmène la princesse. Une équipe de sauvetage est r...
The Drawing Lesson

The Drawing Lesson

1903
In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes after his schol...
Alcofribas, The Master Magician

Alcofribas, The Master Magician

1903
Two men in a cave perform magic.
The Witch's Revenge

The Witch's Revenge

1903
Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his practice of witch...
Ten Ladies in an Umbrella

Ten Ladies in an Umbrella

1903
The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on.
Misfortune Never Comes Alone

Misfortune Never Comes Alone

1903
The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical
The Inn Where No Man Rests

The Inn Where No Man Rests

8
1903
Un voyageur est montré dans une chambre dans une auberge. Après une brève dispute avec l'hôtesse et un portier, il est laissé à lui-même. Mais des choses étranges commencent à se produire dans sa cham...
The Enchanted Well

The Enchanted Well

1903
A witch curses a town's well.
The Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi

1903
A box of valued jewels is placed inside the tomb of Delphi. A thief breaks into the tomb and steals it, but soon the ghost of Delphi appears and puts a curse on him.
Apparitions

Apparitions

1903
Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.
The Mystical Flame

The Mystical Flame

3
1903
A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is ...
Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid

Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid

1903
A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people,...
Jupiter's Thunderballs

Jupiter's Thunderballs

6
1903
With godly entrapments, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heatin...
Extraordinary Illusions

Extraordinary Illusions

1903
Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.
The Ballet Master's Dream

The Ballet Master's Dream

1903
It's late in the evening, and the ballet master's bed has been prepared for him. But he cannot take his mind off of his work, and instead of going to sleep he paces the floor and tries out dance steps...
The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

1903
Deux clowns construisent une lanterne. Ils l'utilisent pour projeter des images sur un mur. Quand le spectacle de l'image se termine, ils ouvrent la lanterne pour montrer un groupe de filles dansantes...
Le Mélomane

Le Mélomane

1903
Le chef d'un groupe de marche écrit de la musique..

1902.

12 Films
The Human Fly

The Human Fly

1902
Un magicien de Hindoo apparaît et danse pour le divertissement de six jolies filles. Puis, à l'étonnement de tous, il monte le mur, danse et tourne les ressorts en plein air, introduisant de nombreuse...
Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants

Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants

1902
L'adaptation de Georges Méliès du "Gulliver's Travels" de Jonathan Swift se distingue aujourd'hui pour être un film en couleurs de l'histoire classique. La couleur était rare en 1902 (et beaucoup d'an...
A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

5.83
1902
Il y a des dangers dans les grottes après que les explorateurs atteignent la lune.
Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

1902
Georges Méliès adaptation of Robinson Crusoe, the first film adaptation of the story. Filmed in black & white, Méliès would then paint the film by hand to colour it. Originally a 15 minute film, twel...
The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax"

The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax"

1902
A reenactment of a dirigible explosion in Paris.
The Magician and the Imp

The Magician and the Imp

1902
The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a beautiful girl, cl...
The Treasures of Satan

The Treasures of Satan

1902
The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau, puts the ...
The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique

The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique

1902
Plus de 30 000 âmes ont été jetées dans l'éternité par l'éruption du volcan. Il y a eu de nombreuses explosions qui ont eu lieu pendant l'éruption. Des milliers de tonnes de lave fondue, de sable, de ...

1901.

14 Films
The Triple Headed Lady

The Triple Headed Lady

1901
A conjuror appears to demonstrate a lady with three heads.
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

1901
In a bakery in the French countryside, Father Latourte, his wife, and their staff are busy with customers, pastries, and baked goods of all kinds. The Latourtes' young daughter, called Red Riding Hood...
What Is Home Without the Boarder

What Is Home Without the Boarder

1901
A trio of prankish boarders wreak havoc on their landlady and an intervening policeman.
The Magician's Cavern

The Magician's Cavern

1901
A very enthusiastic magician performs several tricks.
L'Homme à la tête en caoutchouc

L'Homme à la tête en caoutchouc

2
1901
Un chimiste fait une expérience..
The Prince of Magicians

The Prince of Magicians

1901
Un magicien fait des tours avec l'aide de son assistant, la pompe humaine.
The Brahmin and the Butterfly

The Brahmin and the Butterfly

1901
A man attempts to engender a transformation of a giant worm into a butterfly.
The Dwarf and the Giant

The Dwarf and the Giant

1901
A magician explores two halves of his self: The Dwarf and the Giant.
Bluebeard

Bluebeard

1901
Les sept premières femmes de la Barbe Bleue sont toutes mortes de circonstances mystérieuses.
An Extraordinary Dislocation

An Extraordinary Dislocation

1901
Un clown accomplit divers exploits de magie basés sur sa capacité de détacher et de réattacher des parties de son corps..

1900.

19 Films
The Artist and the Dummy

The Artist and the Dummy

1900
A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist.
Crying and Laughing

Crying and Laughing

1900
Un court métrage projeté au Cinema Ritrovato 2020 et censé avoir été réalisé par Georges Méliès.
Up-to-Date Spiritualism

Up-to-Date Spiritualism

1900
In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he takes them ...
The Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

The Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

1900
A series of fantastical wrestling matches.
Going to Bed Under Difficulties

Going to Bed Under Difficulties

1900
A man takes off his clothes in preparation for bed, only for new clothes to spontaneously generate, leading to comical consternation.
The One-Man Band

The One-Man Band

1900
Le chef du groupe a arrangé des chaises pour son groupe. Un cymbaliste se lève et s'assied sur la même chaise qu'il s'assied sur la première chaise. Un batteur passe de la deuxième chaise à la troisiè...
The Christmas Dream

The Christmas Dream

1900
L'histoire de Noël est illustrée ici. La scène commence dans un grand boudoir de la maison d'un homme riche. Ses enfants vont prendre leur retraite. Ils accrochent leurs bas sur le bord du lit. La nui...
A Fantastical Meal

A Fantastical Meal

1900
A family sits down to enjoy a meal that ends up being fraught with complications.
The Doctor and the Monkey

The Doctor and the Monkey

1900
A monkey wreaks havoc on a doctor.
The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head

The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head

1900
A conjurer (along with two duplicates) conjure up (and then cause to vanish) a beautiful woman head-first.
The Magic Book

The Magic Book

1900
Characters from a large magic book come to life.
The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy

The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy

6
1900
A prince gets the help of a fairy to aid in his conflict with a wizard.
The Rajah's Dream or The Bewitched Wood

The Rajah's Dream or The Bewitched Wood

1900
The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace.
The Cook's Revenge

The Cook's Revenge

1900
A decapitated cook wreaks havoc on his kitchen.
Addition and Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

1900
A magician performs tricks involving three women, who are sometimes merged together into one corpulent female.
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

1900
A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

1899.

24 Films
The Degradation of Dreyfus

The Degradation of Dreyfus

1899
The Jewish ex-officer Alfred Dreyfus's degradation. He stands in a military quadrant and the Adjutant proceeds to tear off his medals; Dreyfus is compelled to pass in front of the troops in disgrace. ...
Dreyfus Leaving the Lycée for Jail

Dreyfus Leaving the Lycée for Jail

1899
One of eleven installments of The Dreyfus Affair (L'affaire Dreyfus), a docudrama reconstructing the historical Dreyfus Affair, which was still playing out as the series was being filmed. This film is...
Luttes extravagantes

Luttes extravagantes

1899
In a square room, two men and two women, in white body-hugging clothes, try on wrestling holds, each with a partner of the same sex.
Cleopatra's Tomb

Cleopatra's Tomb

1899
Un homme profane une tombe égyptienne et déterre une momie, puis ressuscite la femme qui s'y trouve
The Mysterious Portrait

The Mysterious Portrait

1899
A magician produces a living portrait of himself.
The Mysterious Knight

The Mysterious Knight

1899
A knight performs several magic tricks with a disembodied head materialized from a chalkboard drawing.
L'affaire Dreyfus

L'affaire Dreyfus

1899
Le film est réalisé en 11 tableaux, début 1899, au moment du procès de Rennes. En 1894, après son jugement militaire et sa dégradation infamante (on lui arrache ses épaulettes et l'on brise son sabre...
The Conjurer

The Conjurer

1899
Un film de Mélis lui fait jouer d'un magicien qui fait disparaître une femme..
The Devil in a Convent

The Devil in a Convent

1899
Quand un prêtre devient le diable dans un couvent, il fait peur aux religieuses et transforme l'endroit en un Pandémonium..
Cinderella

Cinderella

1899
Les chiffons de Cendrillon sont transformés en robe tandis qu'une citrouille est transformée en entraîneur. La direction de l'art était basée sur des gravures. Le premier exemple d'un conte de fées ad...
Devil's Island - Within the Palisade

Devil's Island - Within the Palisade

1899
A reenactment of a scene inside Devil's Island prison.
Dreyfus Meets His Wife at Rennes

Dreyfus Meets His Wife at Rennes

1899
Showing room at the military prison at Rennes in which Dreyfus the accused is confined. He is visited by his counsel, Maître Labori and Demange, with whom he is seen in animated conversation. A visit ...
The Attempt Against the Life of Maitre Labori

The Attempt Against the Life of Maitre Labori

1899
Maître Labori is seen approaching the bridge of Rennes in company with Colonel Picquart and M. Gast, Mayor of Rennes. They notice that they are followed by another man to whom Colonel Picquart calls L...
The Fight of Reporters

The Fight of Reporters

1899
During an interval in the proceedings of the court martial, the journalists enter into an animated discussion, resulting in a dispute between Arthur Meyer of the 'Gaulois', and Mme. Severine of the 'F...
Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus

Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus

1899
Du Paty de Clam requests Captain Dreyfus to write as he dictates for the purpose of ascertaining whether his handwriting conforms to that of the Bordereau. He notices the nervousness of Dreyfus, and a...
Dreyfus Put in Irons

Dreyfus Put in Irons

1899
Showing the interior view of the hut in which Dreyfus is confined. The scene takes place at night, showing the moon through the window of the cell. Two guards stealthily approach the cot upon which Dr...
Suicide of Colonel Henry

Suicide of Colonel Henry

1899
Shows the interior of the cell of the Prison Militaire du Cherche-Midi, Paris, where Colonel Henry is confined. He is seated at a table writing a letter, on completion of which he rises and takes a ra...
The Court Martial at Rennes

The Court Martial at Rennes

1899
The infamous Dreyfus is finally brought before a court martial.
Landing of Dreyfus at Quiberon

Landing of Dreyfus at Quiberon

1899
A section of the port Haliquen (Quiberon) Bretagne, at night where Dreyfus was landed by French marines, and officers after his transport from Devil's Island. He is received by the French authorities,...
The Clown and Automobile

The Clown and Automobile

1899
The clown and his automobile enters with great puffs of smoke
Lightning Change Artist

Lightning Change Artist

1899
A man makes twenty complete changes in two minutes, combining with them dances. The changes are made in full sight of the audience. Biondi, Fregoli and Mons change behind the scenes.
The Pillar of Fire

The Pillar of Fire

1899
A devil wearing bat-like wings and brandishing a trident dances around a giant pot, conjuring forth flame from his trident to lit a fire beneath the pot. After the devil works the fire with bellows, a...
The Human Pyramid

The Human Pyramid

6
1899
Méliès appears as a court jester (a “triboulet” in French). He pulls 18th century noblemen out of a trunk and arranges them on a pyramid-shaped stage. Next, he transforms the gentlemen into fancy ladi...
Summoning the Spirits

Summoning the Spirits

1899
Un homme barbu accroche une couronne et, comme tout bon magicien, agite ses mains sous elle pour nous montrer que ce n'est qu'une couronne..

1898.

12 Films
A Woman Surprised

A Woman Surprised

1898
A man surprises a woman. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu around the same time
Pygmalion and Galatea

Pygmalion and Galatea

1898
Showing Pygmalion at work in his studio on the statue of Galatea, who, on being completed, comes to life. He attempts to clasp her to his arms, when the bust leaves the body and crossing the room mock...
The Bridegroom's Dilemma

The Bridegroom's Dilemma

1898
A woman slips into her bed with the help of her servant. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu around the same time
Panorama from Top of a Moving Train

Panorama from Top of a Moving Train

1898
With the cameraman atop a moving train car the viewer is given a one minute glimpse of a French urban area.
The Four Troublesome Heads

The Four Troublesome Heads

1898
Une des meilleures images d'art noir. La tête du conjureur est à sa place. Il a enlevé sa tête et l'a jetée dans l'air, elle est apparue sur la table en face d'une autre tête, et les deux têtes chanta...
La lune à un mètre

La lune à un mètre

1898
Un astronome a un cauchemar..
Adventures of William Tell

Adventures of William Tell

1898
The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing it. He plac...
The Famous Box Trick

The Famous Box Trick

1898
A magician performs a series of magic tricks involving a boy and a box.
Divers at Work on the Wreck of the "Maine"

Divers at Work on the Wreck of the "Maine"

1898
Divers go to work on a wrecked ship (the battleship Maine that was blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War), surrounded by curiously disproportionate fish.
The Magician

The Magician

1898
In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ground, but inst...
The Temptation of St. Anthony

The Temptation of St. Anthony

1898
Saint Antoine voit des visions de femmes qui sont transformées à partir de l'image de Jésus Christ Lui-même..

1897.

15 Films
Fencing at the Joinville School

Fencing at the Joinville School

1897
A fencing match. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu around the same time.
An Irritable Model

An Irritable Model

1897
An artist attempts to touch his model who is playing Venus. Later remade in 1900. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu ...
D. Devant, Conjurer

D. Devant, Conjurer

1897
A man pulls a rabbit out of a hat. Available in a fragment in flipbook version only.
Boxing Match

Boxing Match

1897
A kickboxing movie. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu around the same time.
The Haunted Castle

The Haunted Castle

1897
Un homme est dans un château qui est censé appartenir au Diable..
Combat naval en Grèce

Combat naval en Grèce

1897
Le film présente une scène de bataille navale de la guerre gréco-turque de 1897.
Faust and Marguerite

Faust and Marguerite

1897
Mephistopheles demands that Faust kill Marguerite.
The Devil's Laboratory

The Devil's Laboratory

1897
"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear shortly as a g...
The Hallucinated Alchemist

The Hallucinated Alchemist

1897
The film features a star with five female heads and a giant face that has people coming out of its mouth. The Flicker Alley DVD "Georges Méliès: Encore New Discoveries (1896-1911)" misidentified a par...
Between Calais and Dover

Between Calais and Dover

1897
A rocky sea voyage as reenacted by Georges Méliès.
The Surrender of Tournavos

The Surrender of Tournavos

1897
Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signalling the enemy is about to overrun this position.
The Bewitched Inn

The Bewitched Inn

1897
A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles exploding, ...
On the Roofs

On the Roofs

1897
Deux escrocs jettent une femme d'un toit, et un policier essaie de les attraper..
The Last Cartridges

The Last Cartridges

1897
Un incident de la guerre franco-prussienne. Il montre le bombardement d'une maison à Bazeille. C'est la reproduction animée de la célèbre peinture de Neuville..
After the Ball

After the Ball

1897
Une femme rentre à la maison après un bal. Elle a une servante qui l'aide à se déshabiller et à se baigner..

1896.

15 Films
Arrival of a Train (Joinville Station)

Arrival of a Train (Joinville Station)

1896
One of a few versions of the "arrival of the train" narrative. While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by Léon Beaulieu around the same tim...
A Serpentine Dance

A Serpentine Dance

1896
A Serpentine dance performance, possibly featuring Loie Fuller (though the record is unclear). While the film is lost, there is a new digital version based on re-creation from a flipbook produced by L...
A Soldier's Unlucky Salutation

A Soldier's Unlucky Salutation

1896
A soldier is talking to a woman while sitting on a bench, a man sits on it, and the soldier stands up, causing the bench to tip over and the man falls. Available in flipbook format only (tentatively ...
Miss de Vère - English Jig

Miss de Vère - English Jig

1896
A woman dances - preserved in flipbook form.
Conjurer Making Ten Hats in Sixty Seconds

Conjurer Making Ten Hats in Sixty Seconds

1896
A man does tricks by forming hats and then putting them on. Fragment available in flipbook format, otherwise lost.
A Nightmare

A Nightmare

1896
Un homme a un cauchemar qui implique une lune..
Les tribulations d'un concierge

Les tribulations d'un concierge

1896
Georges Méliès lost film.
Conjuring

Conjuring

1896
The film reproduces a magic act Méliès performed at his Paris theater-of-illusions, the Théâtre Robert-Houdin. Conjuring is notable as Méliès's second film, and as his first to move beyond the actual...
Watering the Flowers

Watering the Flowers

1896
Watering the Flowers (French: L'Arroseur) was an 1896 French short comedy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès's company Star Film and is numbered 6 in its catalogues. The film w...
A Terrible Night

A Terrible Night

1896
Un homme essaie d'avoir une bonne nuit de sommeil, mais est dérangé par une araignée géante qui saute sur son lit, et une bataille s'ensuit de façon comique hilarante..
Playing Cards

Playing Cards

1896
Trois amis jouent aux cartes, l'un d'eux commande des boissons, la serveuse apporte une bouteille de vin et trois verres avec elle, l'homme sert de la nourriture, ils boivent et clink des verres. L'ho...
The Haunted Castle

The Haunted Castle

1896
Le Manoir du diable, aussi connu sous le nom de The House of the Devil, est sorti aux États-Unis sous le nom de The Haunted Castle et en Grande-Bretagne sous le nom de The Devil's Castle. L'histoire d...
The Vanishing Lady

The Vanishing Lady

1896
Une femme réapparaît après avoir été fait disparaître..
Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station

Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station

1896
A train arriving at Vincennes station. The film is preserved in "flipbook form".
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