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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. The Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - Program, page 2. March 22, 1984 - March 25, 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/215/show/178.

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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. (March 22, 1984 - March 25, 1984). The Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts - Program, page 2. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/215/show/178

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Title The Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
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  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Date March 22, 1984 - March 25, 1984
Description A folder containing various items related to the Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
Donor Fritz Leiber; Justin Leiber
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  • Science fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, American
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  • Meetings
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  • Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992
  • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
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  • Boca Raton, Florida
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Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 12
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Transcript -3- THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE 1930 Produced by William Cameron Menzies. An unusual early sound trick film based on Dukas' The Sorceror's Apprentice and very similar to Walt Disney's version in Fantasia in respect to the water-carrying brooms. The film is very German in style and students will no doubt cite a German as the producer if they are not shown the main titles. (Artcinema) GEORGE MELIES' "TRIP TO THE MOON" (1902) TRIP TO THE MOON - 1902 - Sound and Silent GEORGE MELIES, a successful magician in Paris, witnessed the first exhibition of films in 1895 and enthusiastically started taking pictures himself. He hit upon stop motion photography and began producing films in a studio. These films ranged from simple illusions to ambitious fairy-tale spectacles such as 'Trip to the Moon" MACABRE MINI-SHORTS (Silent) From 1898 to 1905 we see nine short films of horror by George Melies and Thomas Edison. The situation suspense dramas include a play with skeletons through the use of marionettes and early trick photography, a capital punishment hanging and the actual electrocution of an elephant. A very rare film by two innovators in the field of cinema. 5:15-7:00pm THE ASPHYX (Color) Great Britain 1972 Directed by Peter Newbrook With Robert Stephens, Robert Powell, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott What would you do if you found the secret of immortality? A scientist-inventor of the Victorian era finds himself in such a situation when, through a bizarre and tragic set of circumstances, he discovers that at the moment of death, the human body is invaded by an "Asphyx," a being described in Greek mythology as the spirit of death that appears in time of danger in ordertoescape its own agony by possessing those about to die. The inventor (played by Robert Stephens) manages to trap his own Asphyx, locking it in a vault, thereby obtainingeternallife.Buthisnewfound zeal causes him to want to give this "gift" to his adopted son and daughter . even though one must come to the very edge of death itself to acquire immortality! Tragedy and horror follow with a dramatic lesson taught in this strange story, rich in the visual atmosphere ofthe Victorian era (yettied with moderntimesas well) and brought to life by excellent performances, especially by Robert Stephens as the over-enthusiastic inventor whose discovery proves to be a curse rather than a blessing. 7:15-8:45pm JUDEX (French w/English subtitles) France 1964 Directed by Georges Franju With Channing Pollock, Francine Berge, Edith Scob, Sylva Koscina, Michel Vitold In 1914, French audiences thrilled to the serial-like adventures of arch-criminal Fantomas, an underworld organization known as Les Vampires...and a cloaked hero/avenger known simply as Judex (or 'Judge') who, in the best lone avenger tradition, worked outside the law to right wrongs or bring the guilty to justice. Created by Louis Feuillade, Judex, now a part of film history in France, became the central character in filmmaker George Franju's homage to the simpler times when villains were the blackest of black and heroes always protected the oppressed and relentlessly hunted the guilty. Collaborating with Feuillade's grandson, Jacques Champreaux, Franju has created a new version of the Judex saga that avoids the stigma of 'camp' laughter, containing enveloping atmosphere and a sense of wonder, the result of which the FILM DAILY called "a strange, poetic mixture of black humor, fantasy deeds of derring-do that are almost choreographic...one that discriminating patrons will want to see." (in the realm of illusion and plot twists) are all vital elements in a film that, in his review for FILMS AND FILMING, Raymond Durgnat called "...an elegy for our moral childhood when we believed in a 'soot and whitewash' world, of gentle heroines in white, of scowling villainesses in black, and of the ultimate, however impossible, triumph of good — because otherwise our souls would have dissolved in pain". Real-life magician Channing Pollock is the avenging Judex, managing to indulge in his specialty at a couple of points in the film. A French film classic that remains in a class all its own, inviting the viewer to shed the cynicism of 'practicality' and enter a world where costumed heroes glided through the night and virtue always emerged triumphant. 8:50-9:50pm DOUBLE FEATURE VOODOO MAN 1944 Directed by William Beaudine With Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco A mad doctor attempts to restore his zombie-wife back to life thru voodoo. 9:55-ll:00pm DEVIL BAT 1942 Directed by Jean Yarborough With Bela Lugosi, Dave O'Brien Seeking revenge on members of a company that cheated him, a mad scientist creates giant, blood thirsty bats who kill at the scent of a certain perfume. 11:10-12:20am CRAZY RAY (Paris Qui Dort) (Silent) 1922 Directed by Rene Clair. The great director's first feature length film as a semi-amateur project. A la Melies, the plot was of a fantastic nature, involving an inventor who discovers a ray which could put people to sleep-and uses it to put all of Paris under!