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The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)

Le voyage à travers l'impossible (original title)
Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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For a few seconds, a pole can clearly be seen holding the anthropomorphic sun up. See more »

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A Georges Melies epic.
22 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very important subject. What we are looking at here is one of the first epics. It's long for a Georges Melies film (24 minutes even), but it's a good watch. An Impossible Voyage is about a group of geographers who travel across the world in an assortment of vehicles to plot the world. The vehicles that they come up with are out there and unique, which only adds to the charm. It really has to be seen, to be believed. I always marvel at the amounts of effort gone into these films and An Impossible Voyage is just an amplification of that. This one, as I said, is long for a Melies film but it's really worth a watch. As a film, this is better than the 1 or 2 minute shorts that you will usually see. A Trip to the Moon, maybe the only Melies film as good as this one. I say, definitely give it a watch. It's fun and mesmerizing.


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