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*This work of early cinema lacks a plot or characters, but it’s almost a catalog of his many and various on-camera stage tricks. By 1911 he was in the decline of his career and seemed to be heaping stunts up almost at random here.
*Melies almost personified the turbulent ups and downs of cinema show-biz. How fickle the public is; they kept forgetting him, leaving him in the gutter, and then showering honors on him.