May Days of Melies – The Mysterious Box [La boîte à malice] (1903)

“Simple”, yet effective, trick film by Méliès involving a magic box (la boîte à malice) that would make Santa Claus envious.

March Melies Madness! – Up-to-Date Spiritualism [Spiritisme abracadabrant] (1900)

Standard stop-cut replacement magic from Méliès, with the addition of a new trick: levitation (in the form of his hat).

March Melies Madness! – The Conjuror [L’impressionniste fin de siècle] (1899)

Méliès flawlessly recreates and augments one of his magical stage acts.

March Melies Madness! – The Magician [Le Magicien] (1898)

A wizard (Georges Méliès) conjures a table and box out of thin air, then vanishes as he jumps toward the box. Pierrot emerges from the box, takes a seat, and suddenly a banquet appears on the table, but it vanishes along with the table and chair before he can eat. A man in an Elizabethan doublet taps him on the shoulder and he is transformed into a Renaissance sculptor. Lifting a half-finished bust onto a pedestal, he prepares to set to work on it with a hammer and chisel only for it to come to life and snatch his tools from him. He attempts to embrace the sculpture, but it disappears and reappears in a variety of poses. Finally, the Elizabethan man reappears to kick him in the rump.