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Méliès and the trick film

by Kate Fortmueller

Méliès was a magician who liked to employ visual tricks in his films. In this film Méliès uses stop motion to make furniture appear and reappear as the imp torments the visitor to the hotel room. Take note of the composition in this film. How is it similar to Méliès's A Trip to the Moon?

Méliès and the trick film

by Kate Fortmueller

Méliès was a magician who liked to employ visual tricks in his films. In this film Méliès uses stop motion to make furniture appear and reappear as the imp torments the visitor to the hotel room. Take note of the composition in this film. How is it similar to Méliès's A Trip to the Moon?

The Black Imp (1905)

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A traveler attempts to stay in a hotel room that is already occupied by an imp.

from The Black Imp (1905)
Creator: Georges Méliès
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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