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A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

Blu ray

Flicker Alley

1902 / 1:33 / 15 Min. / Street Date March 20, 2018

Starring Georges Méliès

Cinematography by Théophile Michault, Lucien Tainguy

Written by Georges Méliès

Edited by Georges Méliès

Produced and directed by Georges Méliès

In the fall of 1886 the magician Georges Méliès was filming near the Place de l’Opera when his camera jammed for a few fateful moments. Those missing frames resulted in an unexpected optical illusion that for Méliès was a new kind of a magic trick; “I suddenly saw a Madeleine-Bastille omnibus change into a hearse and men into women.”

Embracing that happy accident, Méliès established himself as the foremost fantasy filmmaker of his generation – it could be said that he was responsible for the multitude of special effect extravaganzas occupying multiplexes to this day. But let’s not judge him too harshly.

Méliès first made his mark as an illusionist and for 16 years

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