Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »
Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the purpose. When everything is ready, Maboul and several other scientists depart for the pole. Their trip will prove to be even more eventful than expected. Written by
Welcome to one of the most incredible and fascinating trips in the history of cinema!... Come on board the Aero-bus made by the engineer Maboul and, with the permission of its multinational crew, you will join an extraordinary expedition to the North Pole where many threats will be facing us.
Forget other rudimentary expeditions in the conquest of the North Pole!... in "A La Conquête Du Pôle" (1912) you will enjoy travelling on an exclusive flying machine with the most advanced technical equipment of the time!. But beware!!... Herr Maboul is not alone in his particular trip to the North Pole!... There are also rival expeditionary groups who want to reach that cold land by other means of transport such as balloon or automobile. And if that isn't challenging enough, there is also the threat of a group of suffragettes who want to compete on equal terms with men ( Can you believe that?! ) but of course they fail.
During the trip Herr Maboul's Aero-bus will fly through comets, beautiful woman stars ( now you finally know the meaning of being a cinema star thanks to Herr Méliès ) and tricky constellations until finally it will land- or better said, crash -in the North Pole where more perils await, particularly the Giant of the Ice!!.
In this silent delicatessen, one of the last works by the pioneer French director, Herr Georges Méliès, the director displays in its full grandeur his wonderful artifacts, special effects ( including his daring explosions ), décors and fascinating imagination. The gap of 100 years since engineer Maboul's trip matter not at all when such incredible sets and cinematic mastery are on display to make a unique, enjoyable and unrepeatable experience.
A masterpiece, a wonderful dream.
And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must join Herr Maboul's crew.
Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com
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