Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Now Showing: Georges Méliès' "A Trip To The Moon"

Believe it or not, this is the very first science fiction movie; Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès made its debut on this day in 1902.

No doubt contemporary critics felt that the filmmaker relied a little too heavily on special effects, and that, since the film was silent, the dialogue also sucked. Damn critics...

Anyway, it's shown here with a simple narration, some sound effects, and music.
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Seumas Gagne said...

I haven't seen that in years. I had completely forgotten that the 19th c vision of making first contact involved killing kings and running away. ha ha.