Cinderella (1899)


Cinderella Poster
Original Title: Cendrillon
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Runtime: 6 Minutes
Release Date: 25 Dec 1899 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Georges Méliès
Writer: 
Charles Perrault
Stars: 
Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli  »




Description

A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?




Plot

This George Méliès' extraordinary fairy-tale film adaptation of author Charles Perrault's "Cendrillon", is considered to be the first film to use a dissolve transition in-between scenes. With the use of twenty masterly coloured engravings by Gustave Doré to illustrate the storyline's interchanging scenes, the director portrays Cinderella's well-known story, as the Fairy Godmother works her magic, transforming a poor and ragged girl to a fine aristocratic Lady at the King's Ball. In less than seven minutes, everything is here: from the magnificent magical carriage and the jealous sisters, to the noble Prince Charming and the dainty slipper. Of course, here too, time is of the essence. Written by Nick Riganas





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Cinderella (United States)
    Cinderella and the Glass Slipper (United Kingdom)
    Cenicienta (Venezuela)
    Baile Até à Meia-Noite (Portugal)
    シンデレラ (Japan, Japanese title)

  • Company

    Georges Méliès

  • Country

    France

  • Certification

    Greece:K
    United States:Not Rated

  • Location

    Montreuil
    Seine-Saint-Denis
    France





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Color (hand-colored)

  • Sound Mix

    Silent