Thursday, May 10, 2012
May Days of Melies - The Dancing Midget [La danseuse microscopique] (1902)
In The Dancing Midget (aka La danseuse microscopique), Méliès makes his foppish assistant regurgitate 6 whole eggs, which are then cracked into a magic hat and turned into a single, larger egg. When the new egg explodes, what springs forth? Why, a tiny ballerina of course!