Thursday, July 07, 2005

Boireau en mission scientifique

Andre Deed: Boireau en mission scientifique (FR 1912) starring André Deed as Boireau.

FR 1912. PC: Pathé Frères. D: André Deed. Starring André Deed (Boireau).
    286 m /16 fps/ 16'.
    ♪ Neil Brand.
    Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna.

Following Bulletin Pathé: Boireau sets off for a scientific mission on behalf of a society of scholars of which he is president. They explore the bottom of the ocean for the famous sponge used to make towels. The ship, hit by an iceberg, sinks, but Boireau is saved on a raft. He reaches an island, where he puts on the diving suit. The natives see him emerge from the water and adore him as God. Tired of adulation, Boireau flees back home. – The wildly gesticulating scientists (qf Méliès), the charmingly rudimentary special effects.

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