In the Bogie Man’s Cave (1907)

aka La Cuisine de l’ogre
Article 2533 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-12-2008
Posting Date: 7-19-2008
Directed by Georges Melies
Cast Unknown
Country: France

A bogie man (or ogre, as the case may be) makes a meal out of a captured man. However, he falls asleep, and dreams that the men that he’s eaten come back to seek revenge.

Melies gives us another argument about why you should watch your diet; what you eat may come back to haunt you. Last night I saw talking cows, pigs, carrots, and heads of lettuce, but then, I was watching “The Muppet Show”. At least they didn’t try to cook me; had they done so, I would have come back to haunt them. It’s a vicious circle, I tell you.

Sorry, I’m rambling. Me, I spell bogie man with two o’s, but that’s a propos of nothing, and I only made that last comment because I wanted to use “a propos” in a sentence. Life is full of its minor pleasures.

All right, I’ll shut up.


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