Google Doodle: George Melies

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

I love today’s Google Doodle, a tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, George Melies.  He was a French stage magician who was really the first person to understand the possibilities in film beyond simply filming actors as though they were on stage.  You could call him the inventor of special effects.  And you might remember the tribute to him in Martin Scorsese’s movie Hugo, based on the book by Brian Selznick.

Here is a glimpse of Melies’ work:


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