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Le Voyage dans la Lune

  • 1902
  • Georges Méliès
  • 14 mins
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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

A cornerstone of narrative cinema - and probably celluloid's first foray into science fiction - Georges Méliès's beautifully designed space adventure about an exploratory trip to the Moon comprises 31 scenes - each one a tableau vivant shot front on from a stationary camera - whose most famous shot depicts a rocket landing in the Man in the Moon's eye. Drawing from the writings of Jules Verne and HG Wells, this early treasure offers much more in the way of a league of swimsuited beauties waving off the intrepid (and rather aged) members of the Astronomic Club followed by a lunar encounter with the hostile Selenites. Not to be confused with a magician's trick, it's an inspired masterwork from a true visionary of early cinema.

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Credits

Cast

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Professor BarbenfouillisGeorges Méliès
La luneBleuette Bernon

Crew

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DirectorGeorges Méliès

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DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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