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Film video DVD about automatons : Robert-Houdin, a magician's life
Robert-Houdin, a 19th century genius!
This documentary retraces the many facets of this mysterious man: reenactment of his famous illusions, presentation of his automatons.
A clockmaker, Robert-Houdin was also the inventor of automatons and he revolutionized magic when he founded the “Théâtre des soirées fantastiques” (Theater of fantastic evenings) in Paris. The “Théâtre des soirées fantastiques” was the most famous illusionist show of its time and the most imitated of the century. Robert-Houdin was also a pioneer of electricity and l'ophthalmology!
This documentary retraces the many facets of this mysterious man: reenactment of his famous illusions, presentation of his automatons…
This film is a voyage to the land of automatons imagined by Robert-Houdin. We discover the man and his illusions, through the film’s careful reenactments, a visit to his famous theater of fantastic evenings: Antonio Diavolo the trapeze artist, the fantastic orange tree, the royal pastry chef…
This DVD also includes 1 hour bonuses:
- Behind the scenes and secrets of the film video
- Robert-Houdin’s “fanstastic laboratory” – from the historical exposition in the city of Blois, France (1998)
- The enigma of the writer-draftsman
- The hammered dulcimer player
- A guided visit of Blois retracing the footsteps of Robert-Houdin
- A watchmaker tells of the voice lesson and the secrets behind the mysterious pendulum.
- Robert-Houdin slide show
- Plus 2 secret bonuses!
- French and English versions/All regions DVD with Interactive DVD menu
Item # for this film/video DVD about automatons : DVD-04
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