Silent film http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: A Trip With Georges Méliès http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-trip-georges-m-li-s <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The release last year of Martin Scorsese&rsquo;s HUGO has brought to the forefront a long-deceased cinema pioneer.&nbsp;That would be Georges Méliès, who is played in HUGO by Ben Kingsley.</p><p>What makes Méliès so interesting historically is that he was as much an illusionist as a filmmaker. His imagination allowed him to concoct and employ a range of special effects in the films he made around the turn of the 20th century.&nbsp;These effects include time lapse photography, multiple exposures, and hand-painted color on film shot in black-and-white.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 16:01:31 +0000 39412 at http://wamc.org