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Short films, by Georges Méliès, France, 1899-1910.
A selection of short films by the inventor of fantastic cinema Georges Méliès. Parisian magician, actor and director, Méliès introduces numerous technical and narrative innovations, and is considered the inventor of film direction. He invents the disappearances, the overlays, the first special effects and the first use of editing. His films, often hand-colored frame by frame, make use of extraordinary sets and costumes, and were composed of still shots assembled in sequence.