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Le voyage dans la lune
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A Trip to the Moon (1902) More at IMDbPro »Le voyage dans la lune (original title)

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A Trip to the Moon -- The black and white version of A Trip to the Moon with music and voice characterizations recreates the creative way that enterprising American nickelodeon operators presented M��li���s' film when it came to the United States in 1903.
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Release Date:
4 October 1902 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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100 years old, and it still looks great! An achievement in early movie-making! See more (134 total) »

Cast

 
François Lallement ... Officer of the Marines
Jules-Eugène Legris ... Parade Leader
Victor André ... (uncredited)

Bleuette Bernon ... Lady in the Moon (uncredited)
Brunnet ... Astronomer (uncredited)
Jeanne d'Alcy ... (uncredited)
Henri Delannoy ... Captain of the Rocket (uncredited)
Depierre ... (uncredited)
Farjaut ... Astronomer (uncredited)
Kelm ... Astronomer (uncredited)

Georges Méliès ... Prof. Barbenfouillis / The Moon (uncredited)

Directed by
Georges Méliès (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Georges Méliès  uncredited
Jules Verne  novel "De la Terre à la Lune" (uncredited)
H.G. Wells  novel "First Men in the Moon" (uncredited)

Produced by
Georges Méliès .... producer (as Geo. Melies)
 
Original Music by
Jean-Benoît Dunckel (2011 original score) (as AIR)
Nicolas Godin (2011 original score) (as AIR)
Octavio Vázquez (1995)
 
Cinematography by
Michaut (uncredited)
Lucien Tainguy (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Georges Méliès (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Georges Méliès (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Claudel (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Jeanne d'Alcy 
 
Music Department
Jean-Marc Gonçalves De Almeida .... music (1996 original score)
 
Thanks
Charles-Edouard Renault .... special thanks
Charles-Edouard Renault .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Le voyage dans la lune" - France (original title)
"A Trip to Mars" - USA (copyright title)
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Runtime:
13 min | 14 min (16 fps) | 8 min (25 fps) | Taiwan:16 min (Kaohsiung Film Festival) | France:16 min (restored color version)
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Color:
Color (hand-colored) | Black and White
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-7 (TV rating) (2012) | Germany:0 | Singapore:G | UK:U | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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Trivia:
Composed of around 30 scenes (or individual "skits") without any dialog and/or closeups. Melies listed them almost like modern DVD chapters in his Star Films catalog.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The President knocks his own hat off when he walks behind the desk.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
100 years old, and it still looks great! An achievement in early movie-making!, 23 February 2002
Author: cosmos80 from United States

I saw this short but excellent silent film, when I was little, and it still looks great after a century of age. Despite the very primitve special effects, and the obvious phony description of the moon itself. Heck proably this movie can be made by any eight year-old today, but the overall plot and theme of the movie is well understood.

The movie's director Georges Méliès, knew how to arouse people's imagination's and thought this project would work, and it did!

Too bad, he didn't earn a cent on American expenses of the movie, which he wasn't expected. They even feature this movie on the famous HBO series "From the earth to the Moon" complete with an archieve interview of one of the person involved, I forget his name, but all fans of the wonderful film, should catch the last part of that series, they show how in great detail how the film was made and all the troubles they went through.

In all, anyone can enjoy this, who knows? maybe people will think the same of our movies, 100 years from now!

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