Georges Méliès
Ever wonder who got the movie special effects industry going? And when? It was Georges Méliès more than a century ago. Méliès started the world's first film studio in Paris, back in 1896. And he loved playing visual tricks on the audience. A new 5-CD set encompassing all of Méliè's movies is out from Flicker Alley. It's called "Georges Méliès -- First Wizard of Cinema (1896 to 1913)."

Children's book author and illustrator Brian Selznick is a fan of Méliès and his work. Selznick's latest book -- "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" -- won a Caldecott Medal this year. He says he became fascinated with Méliès years ago.

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