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Baron Munchausen's Dream (French: Les Hallucinations du baron de Münchausen), also known as Les Aventures de baron de Munchhausen and Monsieur le Baron a trop bien dîné, is a 1911 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

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1 Synopsis 2 Production 3 Release 4 References 5 External links

Synopsis[edit] After an evening of entertaining guests, an intoxicated Baron Munchausen goes to sleep only to experience a variety of disturbing and otherworldly dreams. Production[edit] Méliès greatly admired the Baron Munchausen
Baron Munchausen
stories created by Rudolf Erich Raspe, and may have used them as inspiration for his celebrated film A Trip to the Moon.[1] However, Baron Munchausen's Dream has little in common with the Baron character or his traditional adventures.[2] Many of the props are recycled from Méliès's earlier films, such as an elaborate dragon puppet from the 1906 fantasy The Witch. Effects in the film were created using stage machinery, pyrotechnics, substitution splices, and dissolves.[3] The mirror sequence in the film is based on a routine that had long been popular in music halls. The effect was not produced with a real mirror, which would have reflected the studio windows and the camera; instead, there were two actors on the set, one of whom mimicked the other's gestures from the opposite side of the imaginary "glass." The comedian Max Linder revived the mirror routine in his 1921 film Seven Years Bad Luck.[3] Release[edit] The film's original title is Les Hallucinations du baron de Münchausen;[4] it is also known as Les Aventures de baron de Munchhausen, and is known in English as Baron Munchausen's Dream.[5] The film was one of six commissioned from Méliès by the studio Pathé Frères; Méliès made the film in his Star Film Company studio, relying on Pathé to distribute it. However, it is unknown if Pathé ever actually released the film.[3] The film was released, possibly for the first time, in 1943; the exhibitor was André Robert, who obtained permission for the screenings from Méliès's widow, Jehanne d'Alcy. Because Münchhausen, a German film about the Baron, was then playing in Paris theaters, Robert changed the title of the Méliès film to Monsieur le Baron a trop bien dîné. An original orchestral score for the film was written and recorded by Marius-François Gaillard. Robert donated his print of the film to the Méliès family.[3] References[edit]

^ Lefebvre, Thierry (2011), "A Trip to the Moon: A Composite Film", in Solomon, Matthew, Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon, Albany: State University of New York Press, p. 60, ISBN 978-1-4384-3581-7  ^ Zipes, Jack (2010), The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films, New York: Routledge  ^ a b c d Essai de reconstitution du catalogue français de la Star-Film; suivi d'une analyse catalographique des films de Georges Méliès recensés en France, Bois d'Arcy: Service des archives du film du Centre national de la cinématographie, 1981, p. 345, ISBN 2903053073, OCLC 10506429  ^ Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, p. 355, ISBN 9782732437323  ^ Méliès, Georges (2008), Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema (DVD; short film collection), Los Angeles: Flicker Alley, ISBN 1893967352 

External links[edit]

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Baron Munchausen

Authors

Rudolf Erich Raspe Gottfried August Bürger

Films

Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911) Meet the Baron
Meet the Baron
(1933) Baron Prášil (1940) Münchhausen (1943) The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
Baron Munchausen
(1961) The Very Same Munchhausen
The Very Same Munchhausen
(1979) The Secret of the Selenites (1984) The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Baron Munchausen
(1988)

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Georges Méliès

Films 1896–1899

Actualities (1896–1900) Playing Cards (1896) Conjuring (1896) Watering the Flowers (1896) Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station
Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station
(1896) The Rag-Picker (1896) Post No Bills (1896) The Rescue on the River (1896) A Terrible Night
A Terrible Night
(1896) A Lightning Sketch (1896) Conjurer Making Ten Hats in Sixty Seconds (1896) A Serpentine Dance (1896) Miss de Vère (English Jig) (1896) The Vanishing Lady (1896) The Haunted Castle (1896) A Nightmare
A Nightmare
(1897) Comedian Paulus Singing
Comedian Paulus Singing
(1897) A Funny Mahometan (1897) An Hallucinated Alchemist (1897) The Haunted Castle (1897) On the Roofs
On the Roofs
(1897) Reconstructed newsreels (1897–1902) The Last Cartridges
The Last Cartridges
(1897) The Surrender of Tournavos
The Surrender of Tournavos
(1897) Sea Fighting in Greece
Sea Fighting in Greece
(1897) Gugusse and the Automaton (1897) Between Calais and Dover (1897) The Laboratory of Mephistopheles (1897) The Bewitched Inn (1897) After the Ball (1897) Divers at Work on the Wreck of the "Maine"
Divers at Work on the Wreck of the "Maine"
(1898) The Magician (1898) The Famous Box Trick
The Famous Box Trick
(1898) Pygmalion and Galatea (1898) Adventures of William Tell
Adventures of William Tell
(1898) The Astronomer's Dream
The Astronomer's Dream
(1898) The Cave of the Demons (1898) The Four Troublesome Heads
The Four Troublesome Heads
(1898) The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1898) Robbing Cleopatra's Tomb (1899) The Devil in a Convent
The Devil in a Convent
(1899) The Pillar of Fire
The Pillar of Fire
(1899) The Clown and Automobile
The Clown and Automobile
(1899) A Mysterious Portrait (1899) Christ Walking on the Water (1899) The Dreyfus Affair (1899) Cinderella (1899) The Mysterious Knight
The Mysterious Knight
(1899)

Films 1900–1905

Addition and Subtraction (1900) The Cook's Revenge (1900) The Misfortunes of an Explorer
The Misfortunes of an Explorer
(1900) Paris Exposition, 1900 (1900) The One-Man Band
The One-Man Band
(1900) Joan of Arc (1900) The Rajah's Dream
The Rajah's Dream
(1900) The Two Blind Men (1900) Thanking the Audience (1900) The Christmas Dream
The Christmas Dream
(1900) Fat and Lean Wrestling Match (1900) A Fantastical Meal
A Fantastical Meal
(1900) Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900) The Doctor and the Monkey
The Doctor and the Monkey
(1900) China Versus Allied Powers (1900) The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1900–01) Red Riding Hood (1900–01) The Magician's Cavern (1901) Excelsior! (1901) The Sacred Fountain (1901) Bluebeard (1901) The Man with the Rubber Head
The Man with the Rubber Head
(1901) The Eruption of Mount Pelee
The Eruption of Mount Pelee
(1902) The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax"
The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax"
(1902) A Trip to the Moon
A Trip to the Moon
(1902) The Shadow-Girl (1902) The Coronation of Edward VII
The Coronation of Edward VII
(1902) The Treasures of Satan (1902) Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants (1902) Robinson Crusoe (1902) The Enchanted Well
The Enchanted Well
(1903) The Inn Where No Man Rests
The Inn Where No Man Rests
(1903) The Oracle of Delphi (1903) A Spiritualistic Photographer (1903) The Melomaniac
The Melomaniac
(1903) The Monster (1903) The Kingdom of the Fairies
The Kingdom of the Fairies
(1903) The Infernal Cauldron
The Infernal Cauldron
(1903) The Damnation of Faust (1903) A Wager Between Two Magicians, or Jealous of Myself (1904) Faust and Marguerite (1904) The Barber of Seville (1904) The Wonderful Rose-Tree
The Wonderful Rose-Tree
(1904) The Impossible Voyage
The Impossible Voyage
(1904) The Christmas Angel
The Christmas Angel
(1904) The Living Playing Cards (1905) The Palace of the Arabian Nights
The Palace of the Arabian Nights
(1905) An Adventurous Automobile Trip
An Adventurous Automobile Trip
(1905) Rip's Dream (1905) The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship
(1905)

Films 1906–1912

A Mix-up in the Gallery (1906) The Chimney Sweep (1906) A Desperate Crime
A Desperate Crime
(1906) The Merry Frolics of Satan (1906) The Mysterious Retort (1906) Robert Macaire and Bertrand (1906) Under the Seas
Under the Seas
(1907) How Bridget's Lover Escaped (1907) Tunnelling the English Channel (1907) The Eclipse, or the Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907) Hamlet (1907) Shakespeare Writing "Julius Caesar"
Shakespeare Writing "Julius Caesar"
(1907) Satan in Prison
Satan in Prison
(1907) Humanity Through the Ages (1908) Why That Actor Was Late (1908) Long Distance Wireless Photography
Long Distance Wireless Photography
(1908) A Fake Diamond Swindler (1908) The Miser (1908) A Love Tragedy in Spain
A Love Tragedy in Spain
(1908) Mishaps of the New York–Paris Race
Mishaps of the New York–Paris Race
(1908) The Woes of Roller Skaters (1908) French Cops Learning English (1908) Fun With the Bridal Party (1908) Buncoed Stage Johnnie (1908) Honeymoon in a Balloon
Honeymoon in a Balloon
(1908) Fortune Favors the Brave (1908) Seein' Things (1908) The Diabolic Tenant (1909) Whimsical Illusions (1909) The Spider and the Butterfly (1909) Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911) Cinderella or the Glass Slipper (1912) The Conquest of the Pole
The Conquest of the Pole
(1912) The Knight of the Snows (1912) The Voyage of the Bourrichon Family (1912)

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