An Hallucinated Alchemist
|L'hallucination de l'alchimiste|
|Directed by||Georges Méliés|
|20 meters (approx. 1.1 minutes)|
An Hallucinated Alchemist (French: L'hallucination de l'alchimiste), also known as The Alchemist's Hallucination, was an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliés. This film is lost. The videos online are not this film, but actually The Mysterious Retort (1906).
The film features a star with five female heads and a giant face that has people coming out of its mouth.
The sets were hand painted.
Release and influence
- Young, R. G. (1997), The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies, New York: Applause, p. 264, ISBN 978-1-55783-269-6
- Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, p. 337, ISBN 9782732437323
- Kinnard, Roy. Horror in Silent Film: A Filmography, 1896-1929. North Carolina: McFarland. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7864-0751-4.
- Hamus-Vallée, Réjane (2002), Du trucage aux effets spéciaux, Condé-sur-Noireau: CinémAction-Corlet, p. 100
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