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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in this book. The book aims to re-evaluate Georges Méliès's place in film history by examining some of the myths surrounding his work. These myths have been all-pervasive, leading many film students and scholars to accept them unquestioningly. However, by acknowledging Méliès's status as an auteur working independently to make a distinctive mark on the films he wrote, designed, directed, edited, produced and starred in, it is possible to replace these myths with a more accurate assessment of Méliès's legacy. The book shows that Méliès's films lend themselves to narrative analysis. What is most clear is that Méliès was a Janus-faced figure linking two centuries: he drew upon and developed the theatrical traditions of the nineteenth, but he also had a profound influence on cinematic art of the twentieth.

Georges Méliès

The birth of the auteur


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