A stunning visual fantasy adapted from the comics of Winsor McCay, which had appeared in the New York Telegram since 1904. Edwin S. Porter not only borrowed McCay's title but his dream-based narrative structure. Likewise, McCay's surreal imagery is convincingly realized on the screen using a variety of photographic tricks. Although such visuals had many antecedents, McCay's strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland" may have provided another useful point of departure. The basic story line and some of the film's visuals, however, can also be found in an earlier Pathé film made by Gaston Velle, RËVE À LA LUNE (1905). It took Porter eight weeks to execute the array of special effects in this 470-foot, seven-minute film.
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A fantastic work for it's time for sure. The rarebit devils were great!
Remind me to never drink heavily while eating rarebit.
U can see where todays cinema effects originated in little undiscovered gems like this one!
great fun with interesting experimentation in special effects
Wonderful look at early special effects in film.
great even at todays standards......
absolutely amazing!totally awesome!loved it!
tee hee little cheesy devils
Far, far out in the good way, funny, and kind of amazing.