Watch It Again… YouTube Nickelodeon Part I: Melies

Watch It Again… YouTube Nickelodeon Part I: Melies


A number of the short films we watched as part of the special silent movie night yesterday are available on YouTube, so you can rewatch them here. Of course, the effect is diminished by the lack of live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. Their music not only created a great mood for the audience–especially with Joanna’s witty film-related songs before the screening–but also added immensely to the experience of these films, creating enhanced humor and even clarity to what is happening on screen.

Georges Melies’ A Nightmare (1896)

Melies’ The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)

Melies’ Extraordinary Illusions (1903)

Melies’ The Melomaniac (1903)

Melies’ The Infernal Cauldron (1903)

Melies’ A Trip to the Moon (1902), with soundtrack by Air