IN 1896, GEORGES MÉLIÈS WAS THE MAN WHO FIRST BROUGHT MAGIC TO CINEMA.
Writer, director, actor, magician, he was the first great storyteller of the moving image and the pioneer of special effects.
In 1937, a year before he died, he hand-wrote his autobiography in a 32-page document. He told the decades-long story of his central role in the creation of cinema and the subsequent fall which left him bankrupt and forgotten.
This is a first-hand account of the birth of cinema from its greatest innovator, an illuminating and eccentric testimony which has been out-of-print for many decades and never previously available in English.
BOX SET INCLUDES:
- DELUXE LINEN-BOUND HARDBACK EDITION BOOK WITH FOIL-STAMPED COVERS AND SPINE
- ACTUAL-SIZE REPRODUCTION OF MÉLIÈS'S FULL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT
- EXCLUSIVE MÉLIÈS PORTRAIT ART PRINT BY LEGENDARY CINEMA POSTER ARTIST GRAHAM HUMPHREYS
- EXCLUSIVE WORLD-OF-MÉLIÈS ART PRINT BY RENOWNED ILLUSTRATOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER NICK RHODES
- HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL-STAMPED MÉLIÈS MOON ART PRINT
- REAL 35mm FILM STRIP OF MÉLIÈS'S MOST FAMOUS SCENE
- STAR FILM ENAMEL PIN
- REPLICA OF ORIGINAL MÉLIÈS-SIGNED STAR FILMS SALES DOCKET
- SIMULATED MÉLIÈS BUSINESS CARD
- ALL PACKAGED IN A LARGE MÉLIÈS-BRANDED WOODEN KEEPSAKE BOX WITH BRASS FITTINGS (13 x 9 x 2.3 in)
- NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION OF 1896