George Méliès

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The Imperceptible Transmutations

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 19, 2015

Sharp picture! Thank you, archivists and film preservationists! We have a Frenchy interior, with a Watteau background through the central doorway. This corresponds with the aristocratic get-up Méliès is wearing, and with the boy (who’s really a diminutive woman) he summons. There’s a wonderful balance between these players in the subsequent dance. S/he’s featured, and in the centre of the frame. His responses and appreciations are just as choreographed, in a quieter, complementary sense.