March Melies Madness! – Cinderella [Cendrillon] (1899)

This oldest known film adaptation of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale, Cendrillon, is also the first movie to utilize a dissolve transition between scenes. Méliès accomplished this by closing the lens aperture, rewinding the film, and then re-opening the aperture.

Music performed by Billy Duncan for Change Before Going Productions.

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