5 Masterpiece that will give infinite pleasuredanielmabuse | 20/07/2008 | See all danielmabuse's reviews (1)There are so many reasons for loving these films. First, the stories remain gripping even today, something which can be said of (almost?) no other films from this period. Fantomas is diabolical, and his actions will shock you and the viewer gets caught up in the action and in the mystery. Second, the film-making is truly fascinating. Feuillade used generally immobile cameras, no cutting within scenes, and worked very quickly. Yet almost every setup seems perfect. (You will, however, see 'goofs' where things don't seem to go according to plan but the camera continues rolling anyway). Third, these films are mostly shot on location, in a world that had long vanished before we were ever born. Yet watching them you will feel excitement and a kind of nostalgia for that time you never knew.