Tuesday, May 1, 2012
May Days of Melies - What is Home Without the Boarder? [La maison tranquille] (1901)
A film by many names: La maison tranquille (the original French), The Peaceful House (literal translation), What is Home Without the Boarder (most common English name), and Troubles in a Tenement House (as listed by IMDB and Wikipedia). It utilizes the 2-story, split-level set previously featured in The Doctor and the Monkey. The action is pure anarchy...and it is glorious. A Méliès movie by any name is still a Méliès.