Right in the Eye – Live Movie-Concert of Georges Méliès' Films

Music (film, children's)

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A live trio of French musicians intertwine playful modern compositions and the fantasy of the legendary filmmaker Georges Méliès, father of cinema and the inventor of special effects. French composer Jean-François Alcoléa and his fellow musicians use sound and image to create a universe as inventive as the filmmaker's creations were. 'It is at once inventive, elegant and moving' (Chronique, Festival OFF d'Avignon). 'Creatively intelligent. All the sounds and music brought Georges Méliès' films to life' (Houstonian).

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Emma 113 days ago

Although music and film are parallel, I still find something common in both the film director and the music composer: real passion

Both of the film director and the music composer are gifted, talented and passionate about their work.

Patricia Silver 117 days ago

Absolutely brilliant composing and musicianship by three extremely talented musicians. The films were charming but the music was the star of the show. Don't miss this one!

Garry Clark 123 days ago

Beautiful live music to accompany the wonderful films of George Méliès.
I went to this after being handed a flyer and was one of my best decisions of the Fringe.
If you are a cinema or music fan its highly recommended.

Ross Ashton 125 days ago

Georges Méliès was an early pioneer of film and invented a lot of the techniques that are taken for granted today. This is is a welcome performance of his work and is a must if you have any interest in the history of movie making.

The films are accompanied by a live performance of music by Alcoléa and Cie and their musical interpretation of the images is a welcome addition.

All in all a great show - Well worth your time to see and hear.

Steve Parish 127 days ago

No film fan should miss this, a chance to see films from the origins of cinema on a big screen (big by 19th century standards). The live music may be a bit more avant-garde than then, but it's an imaginative accompaniment to the moving images. The trickery of the Melies films is really secondary to the storylines and the remarkable sets, but there are also other techniques to admire - e.g. how did he set up a cranked camera on a moving train?

JC 127 days ago

Great show, excellent live music, really enjoyed it! Had never seen any Melies movies before, it was a great way to discover them! The music fitted the movies very well, and was very very good, with unsual instruments, creating a unique, magical atmosphere.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

Georges Méliès is often described as the inventor of cinema. Originally working in theatre and with experience in magic and special effects, he was one of the first to make use of the Lumière Brothers' invention to create narrative movies which took fantastical stories and ideas as well as develop...

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Fringebiscuit (5/5 stars) 119 days ago

Explore the legacy of a unique cinematic entrepreneur with playful, childlike energy. Inventive percussion & joyous, melodic harmonies combine to form a whole truly greater than the sum of its parts

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

Right In The Eye breathes new life into the work of a filmmaking legend, bringing Méliès’ work to a new generation with the warmth and spectacle that it deserves.

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The EFC 119 days ago


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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Right in the Eye, French Institute (Venue 168) * * * *...

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

As someone who largely knows Georges Méliès’ films from having watched, and been entranced by, Martin Scorsese’s homage to him, Hugo, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to see a selection of Méliès films with a live musical accompaniment at the French Institute, newly moved from the edge...

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