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June 1, 2008

Magician

devadutta @ 9:15 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1212354915 ) Play

This guy, who was originally a magician stared making films. He devised many cinematographic techniques which allowed him to make a class of movies never heard of before. Who is he and tell us which class of movies he pioneered.

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Answer:

“Cinemagician” Georges Méliès who pioneered fantasy movies. You can also say he was the first to make Sci-Fi movies.

This guy invented many things related to movie special effects. But unfortunately, he died in poverty.


24 Responses to “Magician”

  1. Abid

    Georges Méliès

    The Guy invented a lot of things

    but i guess the first sci – fi film is what u r looking for, which will be A trip to the Moon


  2. Goyal
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    Georges Méliès. He pioneered SFX.


  3. varuns88
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    George Melies, pioneer of the special-effects movies.

    Hint: Scene from A Trip To The Moon.


  4. akhi
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    Georges Melies, known for incorporating “stop trick ” effects in his movies.

    the style of movies he pioneered was “cinema of attractions” ?


  5. udupendra
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    Georges Melies’ Trip to the Moon – scifi movies


  6. CKV

    Marie Georges Jean Melies


  7. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    Georges Melies.

    The genre : Special effects in movies- specifically stop motion photography to render trick visual effects.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  8. Rohan
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    Georges melies, science fiction, fantasy movies..he was very innovative in the use of special effects.


  9. CKV

    fantasy movies btw.


  10. BiGFooT

    Georges Méliès : “Cinemagician” who made some of the first sci-fi and fantasy movies.
    Hint is a still pic from his work “A Trip to the Moon” ,
    shows a spaceship hitting the eye of the man in the moon


  11. Dibyo
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    Georges Méliès

    He pioneered Sci-fiction movies, as well as the use of special effects and animation.


  12. emile courtet/cohl – animation


  13. svgreatest

    Georges Méliès and he pioneered sci-fi movies


  14. Ashwin

    Its french film maker geroges melies, originally a magician in Theatre Robert-Houdin, he poineered in use of special effects in films way back in 1896, a technique which is largely prevelant in today’s mainstream cinema


  15. duriel
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    Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès

    Hint: Le Voyage dans la Lune (voyage to the moon)


  16. priyananda

    Google says Georges Méliès, who made the first science fiction movie Le Voyage dans la Lune


  17. Atul Mathew
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    Georges Méliès

    Got it from the Smashing Pumpkins video.


  18. ooh, film question. the hint is the famous shot of the moon from Le Voyage dans la Lune (or something like that in French), by Georges Melies.

    the class of movies would have been.. stop trick? sci-fi?


  19. Georges Méliès, who created the first science fiction film and the first special effects.


  20. madhur
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    Georges Méliès

    He used multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour in his films.

    Class of movies called Cinema of Attractions, a style of early film production that worked with only the prescenium space, was pioneered by him


  21. yaksha
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    1> MARIE GEORGES JEAN MELIES
    2>A Trip To The Moon


  22. GEORGES JEAN MELIES.

    He pioneered “Fantasy films”. He also mastered several special effects like slow-motion, fade in and fade outs, super impositions.


  23. Rey de Vaqueiros

    George Melies, Special Effects


  24. Poornima

    Georges Méliès
    Pioneer of fantasy films


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