The Devilish Tenant 1909

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Also known as Le locataire diabolique, The Diabolic Tenant, The Fiendish Tenant

A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.

Director: Georges Méliès
Producer: Georges Méliès
Production company: Star Film Company
Cinematography: Georges Méliès
Cast: Georges Méliès

The Pillar of Fire 1899

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Also known as La danse du feu

A devil wearing bat-like wings and brandishing a trident dances around a giant pot, conjuring forth flame from his trident to lit a fire beneath the pot. After the devil works the fire with bellows, an angelic woman emerges from the pot. The devil and the pot vanish as the woman performs a dance, waving about her diaphanous sleeves until she conjures forth another fire, then she rises amongst the smoke into the air.

Director: Georges Méliès
Screenplay: Georges Méliès
Producer: Georges Méliès
Production company: Star Film Company

Star: Jeanne d’Alcy

 

The Devil in a Convent 1899

The Devil in a convent

Also Known as

The Sign of the Cross

Le diable au couvent (original title)

Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair

Short 3 min movie

 

Director: Georges Méliès
Writer: Georges Méliès
Star: Georges Méliès

Eclipse de sol en luna llena 1907

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Also know as The Eclipse of the Sun at Full Moon

 

An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation. The heavens erupt with showers of stars that become women. In his excitement, the astronomer loses what little dignity he has left.
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The Eclipse has been remarked upon for its overt sexual symbolism.[1][2] Christine Cornea posits that the film’s primary theme, the clash of scientific logic with sexual desire, was also evident in Méliès’ earlier films A Trip to the Moon and The Impossible Voyage, and would become a prominent in many subsequent science-fiction films.[1]

Some scholars, interpreting the Sun and the Moon to be both male, have described the erotic “eclipse” as an early depiction of homosexuality in cinema,[2][3] with an “effeminate” Moon being seduced by an “devilishly masculine” Sun.[1] By contrast, Méliès’s film catalogue describes the liaison in heterosexual terms, referring to the participants as “the man in the sun” and “dainty Diana” and using pronouns to match.[4]

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Director: Georges Méliès
Star: Georges Méliès

The Palace of the Arabian Nights 1905

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The Palace of the Arabian Nights is a 1905 silent fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. The film, inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, follows the adventures of a prince whose bravery and … Wikipedia
Initial release: 1905
Director: Georges Méliès
Music composed by: Gaston Méliès
Production company: Star Film Company
Producer: Georges Méliès
Written by: Georges Méliès

L’auberge ensorcelée (The Bewitched Inn) 1897

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The Bewitched Inn is an 1897 French short silent trick film directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès’s Star Film Company and is numbered 122–123 in its catalogs. Wikipedia
Initial release: 1897
Director: Georges Méliès
Production company: Star Film Company
Producer: Georges Méliès
Editor: Georges Méliès

Star: Georges Méliès