AN IMPOSSIBLE BALANCING FEAT (1902)
aka L’equilibre impossible
Article 4155 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Georges Melies
Featuring the Georges Melies quartet
What is it: Trick film
And, for my next trick, I’ll clone myself into three other people, who will balance themselves on my head and hands.
Here’s another trick film from Melies, and it’s a fairly bare-bones one in that it’s largely to illustrate the single trick of having three copies of himself balancing on top of him. It’s not quite as seamless as some of his other trick shorts, but it is rather fun to figure out how he did the trick. It’s minor Melies, and mildly amusing.