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The Bewitched Inn


Added Mon, 09/07/2018
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Original title
L'auberge ensorcelée

"Haunted hotel" (FR. "L'auberge ensorcelée") is a silent short film by Georges méliès, filmed in 1897.

The film lasts two minutes. It is in the public domain, so it is easy to find online:

This is the first known film of méliès, which represents inanimate objects that come alive to make fun of their masters. To create the effect of movement of objects used cords. Other special effects were created using fireworks and by stopping the recording (the technique known as "Substitution splice").

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The man is going to stay in a hotel, but it begin to happen strange things: objects disappear and appear, explode, propel themselves. He long resists the impure forces, but does not stand up and runs out of the room.

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Phenomena in artwork: Poltergeist

Poltergeist manifestations in the film can be considered:

  • the disappearance of Luggage and outerwear hero.
  • spontaneous movement of a headdress-and-drop it from the blocks then move across the room and disappearing;
  • move the candles with the candle holder with one thumb to the other and back;
  • the explosion of a spark while trying to start;
  • spontaneous movement of the jacket with the subsequent disappearance;
  • moving the chair when you try the main character to sit on it;
  • spontaneous movement of the boots of the protagonist (who went over the edge of the screen);
  • moving pedestals;
  • the spontaneous movement of the pants of the main character;
  • the disappearance of the bed with subsequent appearance in the same place;
  • move all the furniture in the room on the bed.

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