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Georges méliès

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French 1861-1938

Often referred to as the world’s first ‘cinemagici­an’, Méliès took the nascent film technology recently developed by the Lumiére brothers and others and started experiment­ing with it in creative ways. By trickeries of cinematogr­aphy, editing and even practical effects, Méliès’ films, of which he made hundreds between 1896 and 1913, introduced an element of narrative, adventure and fantasy to cinema, forming a fascinatio­n with the spectacula­r still felt in motion pictures around the world today.

 ??  ?? Unfortunat­ely, only about 200 of Méliès’ 500 films have survived to the present day
Unfortunat­ely, only about 200 of Méliès’ 500 films have survived to the present day

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