Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon)
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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 painted sets, and elaborate costumes with such simple but effective special effects as… More

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"...suddenly we have the cinema - that glorious mutt art."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Seeing A Trip to the Moon on Blu-Ray can leave one bedazzled."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The screen's first science fiction story - a 14 min. masterpiece, created by imaginative French director/master magician Georges Melies in his version of Jules Verne's story."
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"... 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 ..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Cinema's first science fiction story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The primitive silent landmark has more charm and originality than many modern CGI-cluttered epics."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"A treat for cineastes and sci-fi fans alike, with Melies borrowing from both Jules Verne and H.G. Wells."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Early filmmaking at its best."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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