Georges Méliès: a museum full of magic

On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of special effects, the Cinémathèque française in Paris is dedicating a museum to him. On the program, interactive and fun experiences.

With its rooms immersed under starry skies, its golden paintings and its passages where the visitor rushes into the mouth of a monster, the scenography of the new museum dedicated to Georges Méliès is magical. To pay tribute to the inventor of special effects and film studios, the Cinémathèque française is aimed at film lovers, the general public and children, who are entitled to tailor-made cartels. The result is stunning. We understand to what extent Méliès’ inventions inspired the cinematographic surrealism dear to Cocteau, the quirky universe of Michel Gondry, the galaxy Star wars, the Hobbits of Peter Jackson or Avatar by Peter Jackson.

Designed chronologically and filled with interactive and fun experiences, the course begins at the end of the 19th century. Son of a wealthy shoe maker, Georges Méliès studied mechanics, adored Offenbach’s operas, read Jules Verne and discovered a passion for conjuring. This is the great era of the magician

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