Les generations comiques (1909)

aka Generation spontanee, Magic Cartoons
Article 3510 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-28-2011
Posting Date: 3-25-2011
Directed by Emile Cohl
Cast unknown
Country: France
What it is: Abstract cartoon

There’s really no plot to this one; it’s basic a concept brought to life in which portraits are made of various eccentric characters, with animated shapes mutating and changing until they turn into the various people. In a sense, this may be the most representative of the movies I’ve seen in catching that peculiar charm that marked the work of Emile Cohl.

This marks the end of this run of short silents, but I’ll probably be revisiting them in the future.


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