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The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)
"Le voyage à travers l'impossible" (original title)

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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.

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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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So far ahead of his time, it's Fantastic
9 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I viewed this film as part of a compilation disc which highlights the many cinematic tricks which we today take for granted. Using the by-now standard camera-stop method, objects appear and disappear, costumes and haircuts change before our very eyes. "The Impossible Voyage", which is the centerpiece of this disc, is presented in it's original hand-tinted color, which makes it extra-special. All the films presented here are treasures that have been remarkably well preserved or restored. Here is an education in early cinema that will be a treat for any viewer. One can but wonder what the early twentieth-century audiences thought when they saw such fantastic images projected before them.


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