almost 3 years
over 4 years
Let the magician take us through the deepest ocean, or glide over the highest cloud.
over 4 years
A short, imaginative film that is a must see. For the history if nothing else!
almost 7 years
Pretty damn impressive for 1902- and still relatively entertaining
over 7 years
I'm not being a hipster when I say that this is legitimately entertaining after 110 years.
almost 8 years
Not too exciting – then again, it was made in 1902. At least it's short enough.
A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a 1902 French black-and-white silent science fiction film. It is based loosely on two popular novels of the time: Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon.
The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release, and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and uses innovative animation and special effects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the Moon's eye.
It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking at #84.
At a meeting of astronomers, their president proposes a trip to the Moon. After addressing some dissent, six brave...