Les Cartes Vivantes or Living Playing Cards (1904 and reshot in 1905) by Georges Méliès offers an different perspective on the idea of “stepping into the cards.”

Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was a stage magician turned French film maker who, because of his innovative work with film, became known as the “Cinemagician.” An “in-depth look at the cinema’s first creative genius” is available here and an appreciation of Méliès by Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret is here.

Thanks to Tero and his website Tarotpuu.

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