The Info List - Cinderella Or The Glass Slipper

Cinderella or the Glass Slipper (French: Cendrillon ou la Pantoufle merveilleuse) is a 1912 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.


1 Production 2 Release and reception 3 References

3.1 Works cited

4 External links

Production[edit] Méliès had previously adapted Cinderella thirteen years earlier, in an 1899 film which had been his first big success.[1] The 1912 Cinderella can be considered a remake of the earlier film; both are derived directly from the original Perrault tale.[2] The film was made in the summer and autumn of 1912.[3] Louise Lagrange, who would later appear in many French and Hollywood films, plays one of Cinderella's sisters. In a conversation with the writers of a Centre national du cinéma publication, Essai de reconstitution du catalogue français de la Star-Film, she recalled Méliès's kindness and courtesy, as well as his meticulous diligence during the filming of special effects sequences.[2] Prince Charming is also played by an actress.[4] Méliès himself makes an appearance in the film as the Prince's messenger who searches for the owner of the glass slipper.[4] The film features extensive use of outdoor location filming, a practice common in Méliès's later films.[5] Special effects in the film were created using stage machinery, dissolves, and substitution splices.[2] Like all of the other films Méliès made in 1911 and 1912, Cinderella was made under the supervision of Charles Pathé for his studio Pathé Frères.[4] After receiving Méliès's work, Pathé authorized the filmmaker Ferdinand Zecca to edit it. Zecca cut the film down to half the length Méliès intended, and is also probably responsible for adding the cross-cutting effects and medium shots seen in the film, as these devices are highly unusual in Méliès's style.[4] In 1944, Méliès's widow Jehanne d'Alcy claimed to the Cinémathèque française that Zecca had "massacred" the film, cutting out the best scenes, including one in which pumpkins race each other across a garden.[2] D'Alcy asserted that the editing was deliberate sabotage, intended to ruin Méliès's career. This charge against Zecca was never proven,[4] though the abrupt linear edits do suggest that Zecca's work extended to a reedit of the entire film.[2] Release and reception[edit] According to December 1912 advertisements, the film scheduled for release on 3 January 1913.[6] It was advertised as a féerie en 2 parties et 30 tableaux, d'après le chef-d'œuvre de Charles Perrault.[7] It was not a success, partially because of the directorial conflict between Méliès, Zecca, and Pathé, and partially because Méliès's theatrical style had fallen out of fashion by 1912.[4] References[edit]

^ Malthête & Mannoni 2008, p. 106 ^ a b c d e 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, pp. 353–6, ISBN 2903053073, OCLC 10506429  ^ Malthête & Mannoni 2008, p. 31 ^ a b c d e f Frazer, John (1979), Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès, Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., pp. 218–221, ISBN 0816183686  ^ Hammond, Paul (1974), Marvellous Méliès, London: Gordon Fraser, ISBN 0900406380  ^ Malthête & Mannoni 2008, p. 29 ^ Malthête & Mannoni 2008, p. 287. Literal English translation: "féerie in two parts and thirty scenes, based on Charles Perrault's masterpiece."

Works cited[edit]

Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, ISBN 9782732437323 

External links[edit]

Cinderella or the Glass Slipper on IMDb

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Cinderella by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm


Buttons Cinderella Ugly sisters Fairy godmother Wicked stepmother Prince Charming


Cinderella (1899) Cinderella or the Glass Slipper (1912) Cinderella (1914) A Lowland Cinderella (1921) A Kiss for Cinderella (1925 film) Ella Cinders (1926) The Cookie Carnival (1935) The Magic Shoes (1935) First Love (1939) Cinderella (1947) Cinderella (1950) The Glass Slipper (1955) Cinderfella (1960) Stop! Look! and Laugh (1960) More Than a Miracle (1967) Tři oříšky pro Popelku (1973) The Slipper and the Rose (1976) Cinderella (1979) Cinderella '80 (1984) Maid to Order (1987) If the Shoe Fits (1990) Ever After (1998) Ella Enchanted (2004) Cinderella (2006) Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010) Cinderella (2015)

A Cinderella Story series

A Cinderella Story (2004) Another Cinderella Story (2008) Once Upon a Song (2011) If the Shoe Fits (2016)


Cinderella Blues (1931) Poor Cinderella (1934) Cinderella Meets Fella (1938) Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) Cinderella (1950) Señorella and the Glass Huarache (1964) Cinderella (1979) The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (1981) The Magic Riddle (1991) Cinderella (1994) Happily N'Ever After (2007) Year of the Fish (2008) Cinderella the Cat (2017) Charming (2018)


Princess Cinderella (1941) Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)


Hey, Cinderella! (1968) Cindy (1978) Cinderella Monogatari (1996) Cinderella (1997) CinderElmo (1999) Cinderella (2000) La Cenicienta (2003) Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (2004) Floricienta (2004) Floribella (2005 Brazil) Floribella (2006 Portugal) Grazilda (2010) Rags (2012) Aik Nayee Cinderella (2012)

Literary adaptations

Celestina (1791) Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1954) Nine Coaches Waiting (1958) Carrie (1974) The Coachman Rat (1989) Witches Abroad (1991) Ella Enchanted (1997) I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers (1999) Just Ella (1999) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (1999) Chinese Cinderella (1999) The Fairy Godmother (2004) Phoenix and Ashes (2004) Bella at Midnight (2006) Ash (2009) Princess of Glass (2010) Cinder (2012)


Cendrillon (1810 Isouard) La Cenerentola (1817 Rossini) Cendrillon (1899 Massenet) Cendrillon (1904 Viardot) La Cenicienta (1966 Hen)


Cinderella (1893 Fitinhof-Schell) Aschenbrödel (1900 Strauss-Bayer) Cinderella (1945 Prokofiev) Cinderella (1948 Ashton)


Cinderella and the Prince, or The Castle of Heart's Desire (1904) Stubborn Cinderella (1909) Mr. Cinders (1929) Cinderella (1957) Cindy (1964) The Penny Friend (1966) The Slipper and the Rose (1984) Soho Cinders (2008) Cinderella (2013)



A Kiss for Cinderella (1916)


Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love Cinderalla




"Spread a Little Happiness" (1929) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (1949) "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (1950) "Cinderella" (1987) "Hey Cinderella" (1993) "It's Midnight Cinderella" (1996) "Cinderella" (2001) "Cinderella" (2002) "Cinderella" (2003) "Stealing Cinderella" (2007) "Cinderella" (2007) "CC (CinderellaComplex)" (2008)


A Cinderella Story (2004 soundtrack) Disney's Princess Favorites (2002)


Cinderella complex Cinderella effect The Cinderella Movement


A Coach for Cinderella A Ride for Cinderella


Cinder Ellen up too Late Cinderella (1977) Naughty Cinderella

National variation

Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (Malay and Indonesian) Beauty and Pock Face (Chinese) Chūjō-hime (Japanese) Fair, Brown and Trembling (Irish) Finette Cendron (French) The Green Knight (Danish) Katie Woodencloak (Norwegian) Kongji and Patzzi (Korean) Ochikubo Monogatari (Japanese) "Rhodopis" (Greek) Rushen Coatie (Scottish) The Sharp Grey Sheep (Scottish) The Story of Tam and Cam (Vietnamese) Sumiyoshi Monogatari (Japanese) The True Bride (German) The Wonderful Birch (Russian) Ye Xian (Chinese)


Catskin Into the Woods Into the Woods (2014 film)

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories Disney's characters Stop! Look! and Laugh Waltz Suite Black Cinderella Two Goes East Cinderella Monogatari Cinderella's Sister Cinderella (sports) Lying to Be Perfect Cinderella's Eyes (2011)

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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 (1896) The Rag-Picker (1896) Post No Bills (1896) The Rescue on the River (1896) 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 (1897) Comedian Paulus Singing (1897) A Funny Mahometan (1897) An Hallucinated Alchemist (1897) The Haunted Castle (1897) On the Roofs (1897) Reconstructed newsreels (1897–1902) The Last Cartridges (1897) The Surrender of Tournavos (1897) 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" (1898) The Magician (1898) The Famous Box Trick (1898) Pygmalion and Galatea (1898) Adventures of William Tell (1898) The Astronomer's Dream (1898) The Cave of the Demons (1898) The Four Troublesome Heads (1898) The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1898) Robbing Cleopatra's Tomb (1899) The Devil in a Convent (1899) The Pillar of Fire (1899) The Clown and Automobile (1899) A Mysterious Portrait (1899) Christ Walking on the Water (1899) The Dreyfus Affair (1899) Cinderella (1899) The Mysterious Knight (1899)

Films 1900–1905

Addition and Subtraction (1900) The Cook's Revenge (1900) The Misfortunes of an Explorer (1900) Paris Exposition, 1900 (1900) The One-Man Band (1900) Joan of Arc (1900) The Rajah's Dream (1900) The Two Blind Men (1900) Thanking the Audience (1900) The Christmas Dream (1900) Fat and Lean Wrestling Match (1900) A Fantastical Meal (1900) Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900) 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 (1901) The Eruption of Mount Pelee (1902) The Catastrophe of the Balloon "Le Pax" (1902) A Trip to the Moon (1902) The Shadow-Girl (1902) 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 (1903) The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903) The Oracle of Delphi (1903) A Spiritualistic Photographer (1903) The Melomaniac (1903) The Monster (1903) The Kingdom of the Fairies (1903) 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 (1904) The Impossible Voyage (1904) The Christmas Angel (1904) The Living Playing Cards (1905) The Palace of the Arabian Nights (1905) An Adventurous Automobile Trip (1905) Rip's Dream (1905) 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 (1906) The Merry Frolics of Satan (1906) The Mysterious Retort (1906) Robert Macaire and Bertrand (1906) 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" (1907) Satan in Prison (1907) Humanity Through the Ages (1908) Why That Actor Was Late (1908) Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908) A Fake Diamond Swindler (1908) The Miser (1908) A Love Tragedy in Spain (1908) 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 (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 (1912) The Knight of the Snows (1912) The Voyage of the Bourrichon Family (1912)


Filmography Bibliography Georges Méliès in culture Le Grand Méliès (1952 documentary) The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007 book) Hugo (2011 film) Jehanne d'Alcy (wife) Gaston Méli