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Cinderella 1899

  • Georges Méliès
  • October 1, 1899
  • 5 mins
  • French
  • Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Family
A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out? Méliès based the art direction on engravings by Gustave Doré. First known example of a fairy-tale adapted to film, and the first film to use dissolves to go from one scene to another.


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A big step forward for M. Méliès and for film.

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