EXCELSIOR! (Georges Méliès, 1901)

Two minutes of sheer delight, Excelsior!, a.k.a. The Magician and the Human Pump or Excelsior! Prince of Magicians, by French cinemagician Georges Méliès is so much fun by virtue of the rapidity of its tricks, most of which employ stop-action, and the joie de vivre of Méliès, who himself, bewigged, plays the magician, who is […]