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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

20000 lieues sous les mers (original title)
| Short, Adventure, Fantasy
Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

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The First Film Adaptation Of The Jules Verne Sci-fi Classic
22 July 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Its looks awesome as many other Melies' films do but its hardly very true to the book.

Obviously you can't go that deep into the book in such a short time but as some other films like Frankenstein(1910) managed to do it so I don't see why Melies couldn't other than the fact that this is from a time when title cards were not used yet.

Basically what we get is a montage of Melies style painted backgrounds and creatures which keeps you interested for a few minutes.

Recommended for fans of OLD sci-fi and fans Melies or Verne, or if you just have a few minutes to spare


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