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PETIT POUCET, LE (1909)
Other title(s):PULGARCITO (1909)
Description:Adaptation of the fairy tale, TOM THUMB, by Charles Perrault: The parents of a very poor family decide they must abandon their seven children in a forest where they get into some tricky situations trying to escape from an ogre intent on killing them. A cinematographic work that exemplifies Chomón's transition from 'cinema of attractions' to narrative, where the film trickery no longer features as the central element, but one that supports the narrative discourse.
Keywords:abandonaments; ogres; botes; morts; nens; desventures; infanticidis; Polzet; adaptació literària; infantil; fantasmagoria; Cinema dels orígens / literary adaptation; children; phantasmagoria; early cinema; poverty; abandonment; ogres; boots; the dead; children; misadventures; infanticide; Tom Thumb;