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A Trip to the Moon (1898)

La lune à un mètre (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 1898 (France)
An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director:

Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Jehanne d'Alcy Jehanne d'Alcy ... Phoebe - la bonne fée (uncredited)
Georges Méliès ... L'astronome (uncredited)
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"In the opening of this film is seen the astronomer intently poring over his books. Suddenly, in a cloud of smoke, Satan appears and surprises the astronomer. At the command of the Fairy Queen, who suddenly appears, Satan vanishes; she awakens the astronomer and as he goes forward to meet her she disappears. The astronomer is very much excited, and, rushing over to the large telescope he tries to discover by what means she had vanished. The moon now appears, and begins her repast by eating the immense telescope used by the astronomer. The astronomer flies around apparently wild at the loss of his wonderful telescope. Suddenly the moon opens wide her mouth and there comes forth a tot of about five summers. She is immediately followed by two others, and they proceed to dance around the astronomer, and vanish one at a time until but one is left. The astronomer, picking her up, thinking he could keep her, hugs her tightly in his arms, but she also vanishes. Tired and heart-broken the ... Written by Lubin Films (1907)

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Georges Méliès: [moon] Becomes anthropomorphic and tries to eat the main character, and is punched away by him. See more »

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The first movie ever.
11 December 2018 | by afonsobritofalvesSee all my reviews

Although it is a bit strange and have a rather simple story, I think this is undoubtedly one of the best French films and one of those classics that everyone should watch. Highly recommend.


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