Bluebeard (1901)

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 May 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A young woman is married off by her father to a wealthy aristocrat who’s 7 previous wives disappeared mysteriously.

My Take on it – I had never even heard of this fairy tale before watching this film and was surprised to learn that it came from the same mind as Cinderella.

Georges Melies once again proves how prophetic and ingenious a film maker he was.

Some of the effects in this film are amazing to watch especially knowing when this was made.

The story itself is a bit difficult to understand due to the fact that there are no subtitles and for a dramatic silent film, I believe that is more necessary than in a comedy.

This is far from his best work, yet his movie making magical techniques shine through here as with all of his work.

Bottom Line -Another fun film from Melies but this one is a bit harder to comprehend the story due to the fact that it’s a silent film with no subtitles. Wonderful use of camera magic techniques throughout the film add to the amazement of his talent, but this is far from his best work.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film is based on the fairy tale of Bluebeard written by Charles Perrault who also wrote Cinderella. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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