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Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants, released in the United States as Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Among the Lilliputians and the Giants and in the United Kingdom as Gulliver's Travels—In the land of the Lilliputians and the Giants,[1] is a 1902 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels.

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1 Production 2 Release and legacy 3 Reception 4 References 5 External links

Production[edit] Méliès himself plays Gulliver in the film.[2] The visual differences of scale between Gulliver and the countries he visits were created using multiple exposures and miniature models; Méliès uses substitution splices and careful exposure design to merge the various elements and give them a sense of apparently seamless action.[3] Some scenes were filmed outdoors, in Méliès's garden in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, so that the camera could be far away enough from the Lilliputians to make them look small.[2] Release and legacy[edit] Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Among the Lilliputians and the Giants was released by Méliès's Star Film Company
Star Film Company
and is numbered 426–429 in its catalogues.[1] In early 1903, the Edison Manufacturing Company sold duplicated prints of Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Among the Lilliputians and the Giants, as well as of Méliès's other films Joan of Arc and Robinson Crusoe, in the United States.[4] Siegmund Lubin
Siegmund Lubin
also advertised a Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
film in 1903; this may have been an attempt by Lubin to ride on the popularity of Méliès's version.[5] In 1988, Jean-Pierre Mocky
Jean-Pierre Mocky
directed Gulliver, a three-minute remake of Méliès's film, as part of the TF1
TF1
television program Méliès 88. At the time, the film was one of 158 Méliès films presumed lost, but for which written scenarios survived; Mocky based his remake on Méliès's original scenario, but used a style and tone markedly different from Méliès's works.[6] A stencil-colored print of the film is held at the Cineteca di Milano. It is unknown whether Méliès authorized the coloring, as the stencil process is highly unusual in his oeuvre;[7] normally, his films were colored using an entirely freehand method supervised by the colorist Elisabeth Thuillier.[8] Reception[edit] In their study of film adaptations of British literature, Gregory M. Colón Semenza and Robert J. Hasenfratz called Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants a "gorgeous film" that "remains very watchable due to its sheer imaginative and visual invention".[3] References[edit]

^ a b Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, p. 345, ISBN 9782732437323  ^ a b Malthête & Mannoni 2008, p. 134 ^ a b Semenza, Gregory M. Colón; Hasenfratz, Robert J. (2015), The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 61–2  ^ Musser, Charles (1991), Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company, Berkeley: University of California Press, p. 238, ISBN 0520060806  ^ Sadoul, Georges; Morris, Peter (1972). Dictionary of Films. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 251.  ^ "Gulliver", Jean-Pierre Mocky : le site officiel, retrieved 23 August 2015  ^ Malthête, Jacques (2013), "Un nitrate composite en couleurs : le Voyage dans la Lune de Georges Méliès, reconstitué en 1929", 1895, 71, doi:10.4000/1895.4784, retrieved 2 January 2017  ^ Yumibe, Joshua (2012), Moving Color: Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp. 48, 75 

External links[edit]

Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Among the Lilliputians and the Giants on IMDb

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Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
(1726)

Characters

Lemuel Gulliver Glumdalclitch

Locations

Balnibarbi Brobdingnag Glubbdubdrib Japan Lagado Laputa Lilliput and Blefuscu Lindalino Luggnagg Maldonada

Other

The Engine Houyhnhnm Struldbrug Yahoo

Films

Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Among the Lilliputians and the Giants (1902) Gulliver en el país de los Gigantes (1903) The New Gulliver
The New Gulliver
(1935) Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
(1939) The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Beyond the Moon (1965) Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
(1977) Jajantaram Mamantaram
Jajantaram Mamantaram
(2003) Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
(2010)

Television

The Mind Robber
The Mind Robber
(1968) The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
(1968–1969) Saban’s Gulliver’s Travels (1992–1993) Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
(1996)

v t e

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
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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