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Ratings & Reviews

  1. yasdnil's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Melies kinda looks like my fiancé in this... ^^;

  2. Rattzz Matanzano's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Quite similar to one of Melies' later films, "The Devilish Tenant", which was an improvement.

  3. michael mcgee's rating of the film Excelsior!

    This was very interesting early use of film techniques.How the magician give the bowl of water to the butler and all of a sudden it turns into fire.imagine how the audience saw that an wondered how it done.As you know it took a couple of takes and editing ,then magic.

  4. Deisy Gomez's rating of the film Excelsior!

  5. Vince Iuliano's rating of the film Excelsior!

    clever. 2 minutes is just the right length too

  6. AmyO's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Simply enchanting, and laugh out loud amusing!

  7. gaffordKINO's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Of all of those early films from 1900s, this is my favorite. Technically well done for the time and hilariously whimsical.

  8. Frosty's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Such a brisk tempo, fits perfectly with the music and the magic.

  9. Bullitt's rating of the film Excelsior!

    A masterful blend of editing and stage magic, genius behind and in front of the camera.

  10. ShaKha's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Méliès truly created some of the most entertaining films in the history of cinema. Even to this day, few can match him.

  11. anthonybowman's rating of the film Excelsior!

  12. Landen Celano's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Over one hundred years later and Méliès magic is still astonishing – and I suspect it will be for another hundred.

  13. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Excelsior!

    What a beautiful special effects film!

  14. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Excelsior!

    The editing and blend of cinema and magic makes this short nothing short of brilliant.

  15. - Caltiki -'s rating of the film Excelsior!

  16. Greg Hernandez's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Who would give this 100+ year old movie any less than 5 stars? ITS A HUNDRED YEARS OLD. THEY DIDN'T HAVE CG THEN!!! The guy was mad talented for his time. Recognize.

  17. Fritz's rating of the film Excelsior!

    That was fun, I like how the editing was done. Quite amusing :)

  18. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Georges Méliès was perhaps the first to imbue cinema with a sense of magic and wonder, and this early short (made prior to his seminal VOYAGE TO THE MOON) demonstrates his flair for cinematic trickery with some delightful surprisingly impressive special effects, even by today's standards.

  19. Jed Pike's rating of the film Excelsior!

  20. Muromi's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Delightful! This must have amazed his contemporary audiences.

  21. Diego Piasek's rating of the film Excelsior!

  22. xoconostle's rating of the film Excelsior!

    Utterly charming, like most of M. Méliès' films. Aside from some very amusing bits (the giant lobster/lady) what really impressed me here was the precision with which the stop-camera effects were accomplished. The viewer knows how the magic tricks are done, but barely notices the in-camera edits, as the actors were staged so well.

  23. Oddly Dreamlike's rating of the film Excelsior!

    ah! i have such a soft spot for illusion and magic!