THE TRIPLE CONJURER AND THE LIVING HEAD (1900)
aka L’Illusioniste double et la tete vivante
Article 2542 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-21-2008
Posting Date: 7-28-2008
Directed by Georges Melies
Featuring Georges Melies, Georges Melies, and a special surprise guest appearance by Georges Melies
A magician splits himself into two and then produces a living head for our wonderment. Then the devil shows up and ruins everything.
Wait a second – I thought Melies always played the devil in his own movies! How can he be the devil when he’s already on screen? In fact, how can he be the devil when he’s already on the screen twice, for that matter? Wait a second…I think I just answered my question. Short, witty and enjoyable.