Georges Méliès was a very interesting man. He was a pioneer during new the newly founded film era specifically dealing with special effects. One of my favorite films of his is called Mermaid. At this point, he has begun to fine tune his skills. The magic he eludes is almost seamless compared to some of his first tries with double exposure trickery. Another thing I especially enjoy about Méliès is that he stars almost every one of his films, making it seem more like a show for an audience rather than the movies we’re familiar with today. I also learned that Méliès was forced out of the film industry as it expanded in 1913, and later died of his poverty. Which is astonishing now as he goes down in history as one of the most experimental filmmakers of all time.
One piece of work from today that I found to be interesting, was the movie Hugo, which narrated significance of Georges Méliès at the time he was creating his films. I’d like to see the movie now in full, instead of the few clips and trailers I watched on it. One director from today who I thought with a similar style is Wes Anderson. The movie I thought of in particular relating to Georges Méliès was The Grand Budapest Hotel. I think Wes Anderson makes a lot of jump cuts, and fast-paced action. These things resembled the Georges Méliès films I watched.