The Melomaniac (Le Mélomane)

A music lesson, using telegraph wires - and the teacher's head. Must be a French thing... [Star Film 479-480]

Clearly, those schoolboy history lessons on the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution left a deep impression on Méliès, who apparently just could not get enough of disembodied heads.

No prize for guessing which early filmmaker was a major influence on Monty Python's animator, Terry Gilliam.

Monty Python heads