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The Haunted Castle


Added Sun, 08/07/2018
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The Haunted Castle

"The mysterious castle" ("The Haunted Castle") is a silent short film directed by George albert Smith, shot in 1897.The film lasts just one minute. It is based on a story written by Georges Malecom.

To create the illusion of spontaneous movement of objects used cords. To simulate the sudden appearance and disappearance of objects, the recording was stopped (this is the most common technique of creating special effects in movies the nineteenth century).

The film is in the public domain and available for viewing on youtube:

In 1997, the film was hand-painted.

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In the story, the action takes place in a hotel populated by ghosts.

Two men enter the room in the castle; one of them offers a different chair, and then leaves. The remaining man tries to sit, but the chair moves away from him, and he falls to the ground. When a person comes to the chair, he at first turns into a Ghost, then a skeleton, then completely disappears. Turning around, one is confronted with the devil. He tries to escape, but his path is blocked by the Ghost.

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Phenomena in artwork: Poltergeist

The manifestation of a poltergeist can be considered as a spontaneous movement of the chair at the moment when the man in the frame trying to sit.

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Phenomena in artwork: Ghost

The Ghost appears in the chair after he moves away from the main character. First, he takes the form of a man in a white robe (monk's), then a skeleton, a knight in armor and finally the devil sends the main character curse.

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