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Melies

08/03/2013

Melies

Like taking pleasure in watching a movie all over again, I’m reading again about the beginning of Cinema. If he could, I wonder, would George Mellies be interested in leaving the illusion industry and creating a real metamorphosis in the rules of reality – building a time machine, making gold, awakening the dead. I imagine not. If he would change the rules of reality, he would make the impossible possible – and what’s so exciting about that? If the impossible becomes possible, what can we fantasize about? In this respect the motivation of the fantasy artist is a paradox, a combination of a lie and sheer truth. A winning combination, if to judge by rockets in the eye of the moon.

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