Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898) Georges Méliès

The Four Troublesome Heads

An illusionist appears before the audience. The illusionist removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on the table opposite another head, and the illusionist starts to sing with three detached heads in harmony.

The One-Man Band (1900) Georges Méliès

Lhomme orchestre

A band-leader arranges seven chairs for the members of his orchestra. But the chairs are empty. He starts to assemble an orchestra by mystifying means. And then the orchestra is then ready to perform.

A Photographic Contortion (1901) James Williamson

The big swallow

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows the camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

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