mercoledì 16 ottobre 2013

Le Mélomane and Georges Méliès

Le Mélomane (The Music Lover) 1903 - It's a short movie film of the French illusionist and filmmaker Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938). Know as the  "Cinemagician", he was famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

In this short movie a marching band appears, and the band-leader prepares to give them the music for the song he wants them to play. He has prepared a large staff above their heads, and he now creates notes by making duplicates of his own head, placing them on the staff, and completing the notes with sticks and other implements taken from the band members. When he has finished, the players attempt to perform the music that has been written in such an unusual fashion.

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