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Film, Video A little "Jules Verne" Petit Jules Verne

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Title

  • A little "Jules Verne"

Other Title

  • Petit Jules Verne

Summary

  • A boy is put to bed by his mother, but when she leaves the room, he pulls out a book. Dropping off to sleep, he begins to dream. The wall behind him transforms into a screen, with a portrait of Jules Verne. The boy imagines the starry night sky, with comets shooting by. The gondola of a balloon parks outside his window. He climbs aboard, ascending over a skyline and harbor. Lightning strikes the balloon, and it drops into the ocean, with the boy swimming to the bottom. Various marine vegetation and jellyfish turn into sea maidens. Dancers salute an undersea goddess, showering her with sand. Caught by a giant squid, the boy fights with it for his life, and awakens to his mother's scolding. Instead of a squid, he has actually been fighting his pillow, and he has shaken its feather contents all over his bed and room. His mother angrily picks up the book, unsurprised at the source of his dreams, and puts the apologetic and happy child to bed.

Names

  • Pathé frères (France)
  • Pathé Frères (U.S.)
  • AFI/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Pathé Frères, 1907.

Headings

  • -  Children's dreams--Drama
  • -  Verne, Jules,--1828-1905--Drama

Genre

  • Fantasy films
  • Trick films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  English title from film and AFI STAR database record no. 7726.
  • -  French title, Un petit Jules Verne, per Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 44; AFI STAR database record no. 7726.
  • -  There is a brief color scene. When lightning strikes the balloon, the resulting fire is in color.
  • -  The original nitrate had some hand-coloring.
  • -  Pathé no. 1940.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Digital files viewed.
  • -  Sources used: American Film Institute online catalog, Oct. 25, 2006; Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 44; AFI STAR database record no. 7726.
  • -  35 mm interneg renumbered: CPA 0138 to FZA 1157.
  • -  35 mm theatrical projection print renumbered: CPA 1397 to FZA 1530.

Medium

  • theatrical projection print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 485 ft.) : si., b&w with col. ; 35 mm.
  • interneg 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 485 ft.) : si., b&w with col. ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FZA 1530 (theatrical projection print)
  • FZA 1157 (interneg)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006641952

Online Format

  • video

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Rights & Access

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Chicago citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S Pathé Frères, and Afi/Baker. A little "Jules Verne". United States: Pathé Frères, 1907. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006641952/.

APA citation style:

Pathé Frères, Pathé Frères, U. S. & Afi/Baker. (1907) A little "Jules Verne". United States: Pathé Frères. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006641952/.

MLA citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S Pathé Frères, and Afi/Baker. A little "Jules Verne". United States: Pathé Frères, 1907. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006641952/>.