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Barbe Bleue (1901) - Georges Méliès

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Published on 20 Sep 2022 / In Entertainment

⁣"Bluebeard" (French: Barbe bleue) is a French folktale, themost famous surviving version of which was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin in Paris in 1697 in Histoires ou contes du temps passé.


⁣The film is an adaptation of "⁣La Barbe Bleue" de Charles Perrault



⁣Bluebeard marries his eighth wife with money for the happy father of the bride. Having to go on a trip, he entrusts his castle and his bunch of keys to his beloved who will soon discover his deceased companions in misfortune.

⁣The key to the forbidden room where the corpses of the murdered wives are kept is an oversized accessory, about forty centimeters, so that it is noticed first in the hand of the murderer husband, then in that of his seventh woman. And when she, disobeying her husband's orders, enters the cursed room and drops the key at the foot of a block where it is permanently soiled by the blood of the victims, Méliès makes the key grow by a succession of camera stops and so many bigger and bigger wooden key substitutions. The object becomes as high as the character! This allows you to finally see the bloodstain, where a simple close-up of the hand holding a key with normal proportions would have sufficed. However, Méliès could not imagine that his picture could be interrupted by a tight framing on a somehow amputated hand, which would also have called into question the theatrical scenic design of all his films. A century later, we must admit that the naivety of the process does not lack charm, quite the contrary



⁣Bluebeard is often interpreted as a cautionary tale that women should curtail their curiosity and obey their husbands so that no harm would come to them.

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