Best Fantasy Movies of 1899
Upside Down; or, The Human Flies
A magician performs tricks. First with a top hat, then with his audience.
Summoning the Spirits
A bearded man hangs up a wreath and, like any good magician, waves his hands inside of it and under it to show us it's only a wreath…
The Human Pyramid
Méliès appears as a court jester (a “triboulet” in French). He pulls 18th century noblemen out of a trunk and arranges them on a pyramid-shaped stage. Next, he transforms the gentlemen into fancy ladies.