1908 (48)

Much to our amazement, with the use of chalkboard hand-drawn animation, the caricaturist Émile Cohl conjures up the stick figure of an agile and pliable clown as he encounters a plethora of ever-shifting objects. Without a doubt, the transformations seem endless, in an attempt that is considered to be the very first animated cartoon.

IMDB Rating: 6.9

 

France, at the end of the sixteenth century. Henry III decided to eliminate his rival, the Duke of Guise, and, therefore, calls him in the castle of Blois. The mistress of the duke, warned of the King's intentions, informs him, but the noble, sure of his own authority, went there anyway. In Cabinet-Vieux castle Duke is stabbed by guards of the King, while he attends the murder hidden behind the curtains. Eventually, Henry III does burn the duke body to discard.

IMDB Rating: 5.6

 

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

IMDB Rating: 6

 

According to the rapid strides that electricity is making in this wonderful age we are not surprised to see in this picture an ideal hotel of the future in which everything is done by electricity. We see a couple entering the hostelry and, after registering, the clerk touches a button and away goes the baggage on to the elevator, which stops at the proper floors and the grips enter the room without the aid of anyone. Many amusing incidents follow. Finally they pay the penalty for all the latest improvements, for something goes wrong with the electric plant in the cellar and mixes the whole place up. We see all the furnishings start to turn in all directions and the unfortunate guests find themselves in the midst of the affray. They manage to get to the door and are tumbled out and rolled across the street till out of the reach of the magnetic force, where they pick up their belongings and hurry home, vowing never to enter another electric hotel.

IMDB Rating: 6.6

 

Surrounded by astonishing and refined devices coupled with complex and sophisticated machinery, an eccentric photographer and indefatigable inventor demonstrates the wonders of modern technology to an ecstatic couple, into the safe environment of his photographic studio. Then--after a brief but utterly convincing presentation--it's the well-dressed lady's turn to be photographed by this innovative wireless procedure that accentuates one's inner personality; however, no one can tell what the perfect optical lens will see. Is everyone prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye?

IMDB Rating: 5.8