Monday, April 12, 2010

Capsule Review: A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Georges Melies' landmark film (one of over 500 he made during his lifetime) is filled with inspired moments and memorable images which have the ability to register strongly through modern eyes. Of course everyone is aware of the iconic image of the rocket to the moon lodged in the eye of the Man On The Moon, but the 14 minute film features plenty of inventive special effects and surreal moments that remain enthralling - featuring a combination of live action, animation and painted backdrops which add a whimsical nature to the proceedings. More than just the first Science Fiction film, A Trip To The Moon is absolutely essential watching for those interested in film history.


Squish said...

You said it 'absolutely essential'

Thanks for contributing!

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