Hobgoblins, Imps and Wizards, the magical world of Georges Melies
I adore this season, I am given full indulgence in expressing my passion for hairy little devils, green imps, and dancing skeletons.
Clearly my beloved Georges Méliès shared this passion as his films are chock-a-block with frantic little monsters.
(unrelated but charming little fellow)
The following clip , the magical moment of la danse de feu, a little over a minute, is intensely charming.
La Danse de Feu
the Pillar of Fire
I know you are busy, but PLEASE take a moment and savor Méliè’s genius.
b. Dec. 8th 1861
d. Jan. 21st 1936
You have to love a fellow willing to photograph his beloved wife a la guillotine.
La Diable Noir
The Black Imp
La Lune A Un Metre
The Astronomer’s Dream
The spooky munching moon is just too much.
I love the Diana character.
I’ll leave you with my own little hobgoblin.