The Melomaniac (Le Mélomane)

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

Online: Internet Archive

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