[Le Compositeur toqué]



[Le Compositeur toqué]

A Crazy Composer

Seated before his piano, Mr. Bang-the-Box is trying to improvise a bit, but his muse somehow refuses to work. He starts on his theme, but he cannot develop it satisfactorily, and he begins anew several times. At last, overcome by fatigue, he falls asleep in his armchair while beating the time of his embryonic composition. The goddess of music appears before him. [She] bears him away to a lovely palace where the men and women dancers […] by her music, revel in the pleasures of the ball. Mr. Banc-the-Box […] to beat the time most energetically as he recovers his senses. To his despair it finally dawns upon him that the wonderful composition he has created was only a fantasy of his overwrought imagination. In his rage he seeks to end his life by trying to stick his baton into his heart. Finding this an impossible feat, he becomes so furious that he shoves his head into the piano with such force that it kills him and causes the piano to explode.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 727-731  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1905 100m/335ft
4 France  


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A Crazy Composer