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Le voyage dans la lune
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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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George Melie's "A Trip to the Moon" welcomes a change in film making of the twentieth century. See more (113 total) »

Cast

 
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 
 
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)
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Color (hand-colored) | Black and White
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Certification:
Finland:K-7 (TV rating) (2012) | Germany:o.Al. | Singapore:G | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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The clips from the film is featured in Queen's "Heaven for Everyone" music video.See more »
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Continuity: The size of the space capsule is inconsistent throughout the entire feature. It is, apparently, big enough to carry multiple people, yet when a Selenite is seen on the back of the capsule following its return to the Earth, he is almost as big as the entire capsule.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
George Melie's "A Trip to the Moon" welcomes a change in film making of the twentieth century., 8 May 2003
Author: uoi_chick from USA

George Melies's `A Trip to the Moon' welcomes a change in film making of the twentieth century. Combined with live action as well as models, the movie tells a story about astronauts who take a trip to the moon. The moon, having a human face captures the astronauts after they crash into its eye. They later escape the moon and it's moon-men and make it back to earth safely. Melies wrote, directed and starred in this movie. He used many important techniques in his films to make them successful. Not only did he develop editing skills and superimposed images, he also used double exposure to complete the magic behind his films. Still used today, Melies's special effects, small models, painted backgrounds, weird makeup and costumes were just some of the important things used in the movie `A Trip to the Moon.'

For the filmmaker Melies, the use of stop action photography played an important role in `A Trip to the Moon.' He specialized in making objects vanish or change by stopping and restarting his camera. The use of self-painted sets, real people along with animated figures and the placement of real faces on objects helped this 1902 movie draw in his audience and leave them with many astonished looks.

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