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Trick films and superimposition

by Kate Fortmueller

As several of the other Méliès clips demonstrate, he often used stop motion (or the process of stopping the camera, moving something in the frame, and starting the camera again) to create illusions. In this film Méliès makes liberal use of superimpositions to make himself appear to be growing hair before the viewer's eyes. While some of Méliès other films have stories (although they don't have fully developed narratives) this particular film is less story driven. This film also stars Georges Méliès.

The Untamable Whiskers (1904)

This Méliès film makes liberal use of superimposition to transform a man's hair and facial hair.

from The Untamable Whiskers (1904)
Creator: Georges Méliès
Posted by Kate Fortmueller