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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 MÃliès' film when it came to the United States in 1903.
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Release Date:
4 October 1902 (USA) See more »
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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)
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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13 min | 14 min (16 fps) | 8 min (25 fps) | Taiwan:16 min (Kaohsiung Film Festival) | France:16 min (restored color version)
Color (hand-colored) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-7 (TV rating) (2012) | Germany:0 | Singapore:G | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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This film had one of the largest budgets for a short film of its era. Budgetary estimates range from 10,000 to 30,000 francs.See more »
Factual errors: While on the moon, the astronomers watch the Earth rise over the horizon. To a person on the moon, the Earth never moves. It does not rise or set.See more »
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Historical Treasure, 29 March 2002
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This is a wonderful historical treasure, made with care and skill by one of the masters of early motion pictures. It is also entertaining to watch, in addition to its historical value, since it is loaded with creative ideas both in the story and in the way it was made.

While many of the techniques that Méliès used are now considered outdated, almost of them still hold up well as you watch it. It's fascinating to see the ways that he used his amazing imagination to solve some of the technical challenges, in order to produce the effects that he wanted.

It's equally fascinating to see the conception of space travel (mostly based on Jules Verne). It may have scientific flaws that are known to later generations, and it is sometimes stylized, but it shows marvelous inventiveness. It's no wonder that this is one of the best-remembered films from cinema's earliest years.

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