Méliès, the magician of the fantastic
Exploding heads, skeletons which come back to life, bodies which duplicate themselves, characters who disappear in a cloud of smoke, etc. No doubt about it: the work of Georges Méliès, one of the founding fathers of cinema, includes a good dose of the fantastic. Dick Tomasovic analyses his filmography from the particular angle of ‘the ecstatic body,’ an important figure in this cinema genre.
(1) Gimello - Mesplomb F. (Dir), Les cinéastes française à l'épreuve du genre fantastique, L'Harmattan, 2012