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Lost work by early film pioneer Melies found in Prague

Researchers at the Czech national film archives said Tuesday they had found a film by early cinema pioneer Georgers Melies that was thought to have been lost forever. The silent two-minute "Match de prestidigitation" ("Conjuring contest"), dating from 1904, was found on a reel given to the archives by an anonymous donor, labelled as another film. Frenchman Melies, a stage magician turned movie-maker, is credited with developing many technical and narrative developments in the 500-plus movies he made between 1896 and 1912.
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