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Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy


Every bit as cool, or maybe more so, to the audiences of 1909 as The Matrix is to the modern moviegoer, Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy still has the power to surprise and delight. Nearly every shot in the film is a special effect of one sort or another. The nominal plot consists of the Smoker ([[Performer~P54923~Paul Panzer~paulpanzer]]) falling asleep, only to have his rest disturbed by two tiny visitors. This provides a framework for the special effects. We see the Smoker asleep in his chair...more