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Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

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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Georges Méliès

Writers:

Georges Méliès, Jules Verne (play) | 1 more credit »
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Georges Méliès ... Mabouloff
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Before the eminent scientists and members of the renowned geographic society called the Institute of Incoherent Geography, the unconventional and resolute engineer, Crazyloff, lays out his extremely ambitious plans for an unprecedented exploration around the globe. By means of all possible ways of transportation, the enthusiastic travellers will start off their impossible voyage from the snow-capped Alps, however, right from the start, calamity will strike. Is man meant to conquer the unfathomable boundaries of earth and space? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 October 1904 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Impossible Voyage See more »

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Production Co:

Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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Color (hand-colored)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Impossible Voyage (Melies)
20 March 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Impossible Voyage, The (1904)

*** (out of 4)

Melies attempt to pass his landmark A TRIP TO THE MOON doesn't quite come close to that but this here is still an entertaining little film. Running 20-minutes, this tells the story of a Geographic Society who build a special ship that will take them through the sky, to the sun and then under the sea. That's pretty much the only type of plot we get here as the master Frenchman really makes for an inter sting film that has more going on for it visually than anything story wise. I must admit that I found what little story we have here to be quite boring as none of the human characters are all that interesting (not too uncommon for 1904) but the places they visit really aren't that interesting either. The look of all the locations is what makes this film worth seeing as there's no doubt Melies put a lot of imagination into everything we're seeing. I really loved the hand-colored stuff as this too had imagination behind it and it wasn't just a scribbled mess. The underwater sequence is a good one but the highlight would have to be when the ship goes into the mouth of the sun.


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