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
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)