Everyone Should Know Henri Alekan’s Name
That’s why I always prefer tricks that are invented on the set, manual, of the do-it-yourself variety, rather than tricks that are too calculated, too scientific. This all comes down to a difference of sensibility and emotion. I don’t think the special effects we see so perfectly executed in American films touch us as deeply as the simpler effects of the kind we saw in the films of Méliès and which we find enchanting. Because I think the creative artist can communicate more directly with the public by means of tricks done in the studio rather than through special effects of a scientific nature perfectly executed in the laboratory. To me, that is extremely important.
I have mentioned him before around the studios of 4381. I’m not sure if anyone has ever listened, but maybe some will read.