Dates and Opening hoursMAY 09, 2013
This text has been automatically translated.Entrepreneur of the footwear sector, juggler, theater director Robert Houdin in Paris, pioneering filmmaker ... To all this must be added that Georges Méliès was a remarkable draftsman. He contributed to the satirical newspaper La Griffe and was responsible for designing many of the sets and the actions of his films before they were shot. Méliès showed great interest in both high art and popular culture of his time and his film shows this double attention. Adapt or be inspired by some works of Jules Verne, brings to the screen hot topics and relevant historical facts, but also takes into account the visual tradition of great painting and new imaging processes. In this area, Méliès also proved to be a versatile creator.
Magdalena Brotons, Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of the Balearic Islands. Author of the book Le cinéma in France: 1895-1914, reflet de la culture visuelle of joins Epoque (to be published shortly)
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