George Melies cinema magician

United States, 1978

Film
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Cinema’s first genius, Georges Melies, was a professional magician who quickly realised that the camera offered the best illusion machine in the world. Renowned for his trick films, he was actually the first to tell complete stories on film and the first to use the camera effects considered standard today

Credits

production company

Blackhawk Films

co-director

Patrick Montgomery

Luciano Martinengo

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015830

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Cinematography - Special effects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Cinematography, Trick

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture producers and directors - France

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Optical illusion

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Surrealism in motion pictures

Crafts & Visual Arts → Optical illusion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Surrealism in motion pictures

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Experimental

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Optical illusion

Silent films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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