Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902)
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1999 Wide
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A Trip to the Moon is the most famous of the over 500 short films produced by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès betwen 1896 and 1912, and its signature image of a bullet-shaped rocket lodging itself in the eye of a smirking moon is one of the most recognizable images in cinema history. An accomplished magician, Méliès moved from simple recordings of his stage shows to dazzling fantasy epics which were among the first narrative films ever made. These "trick films" combined fantastic yarns, intricate
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... a work of pure, playful imagination, a picture-book fantasy brought to life with intricate, hand-painted sets and a whimsical portrait of science as wizardry by way of the industrial revolution ...
A treat for cineastes and sci-fi fans alike, with Melies borrowing from both Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
Early filmmaking at its best.
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