Friday, March 30, 2012
March Melies Madness! - Eight Girls in a Barrel [Le tonneau des danaïdes] (1900)
In Eight Girls in a Barrel (aka Le tonneau des danaïdes, aka The Dainaid's Barrel) Georges Méliès has fun with 8 women. And a barrel. The original French title references a Greek myth where forty-nine of the fifty daughters of King Danaus (i.e. the Danaids) were sentenced to fill bottomless barrels with water for all eternity as a punishment.