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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 MÃliès' 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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A voyage to narrative cinema. See more (118 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 
 
Thanks
Charles-Edouard Renault .... special thanks
Charles-Edouard Renault .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

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:
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:o.Al. | Singapore:G | 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:
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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A voyage to narrative cinema., 1 February 2007
Author: YellowManReanimated from Nottingham, England

This film is an amazing technical feat for any era but especially so when one regards it's utter uniqueness in relation to anything that had been created at the time. The film is an embodiment of cinematic revolution coming only eight years after the Edison shorts, which had been dazzling when first released, it made all other films look ordinary and unimaginative in the face of the abounding creativity that the film demonstrates.

The special effects are mind-blowing when taken in the context of the era in which it was released and the tight, structured narrative provides amusement and enjoyment for fans today, over 100 years after the film's release. The child-like creativity of the director enhances the enjoyment of the film and serves to create a world into which the audience is invited with the utmost enthusiasm.

A genuine feat of making what would have previously been considered impossible possible, this is a must see for all fans of cinema of all ages, as more than any other film this can lay claim to giving birth to cinema as we know it.

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