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the3rdman's avatar


Imperialists go to the moon and murder the native population of Selenites, deposing their monarch.
12 years 5 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Great classical short!! Sci-fi and special effects when those words didn't even exist
12 years 9 months ago
djgray88's avatar


Melier's is pretty much the father of modern effects. He actually use to be a successful magician before turning to film making.
13 years 11 months ago
swhaze's avatar


How would this movie have been screened in 1902? Would there have been an orchestra and narrator? I'm just curious. This is the oldest movie I have ever watched!
8 years ago
zombiecreature's avatar


Very unique and original for 1902!
10 years 11 months ago
buc86's avatar


Who knew it snowed on the moon.
5 years 10 months ago
el-thedeath's avatar


4 years 5 months ago
newvague's avatar


Wonderful. I wish it had been longer.
11 years 1 month ago
xtranophilist's avatar


Hand colored version with recovered ending: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ALe_Voyage_dans_la_lune_colour.ogv
11 years 4 months ago
MrCarmady's avatar


Average, Melies has done a lot better. Without the famous shot this would be completely forgettable.
14 years 2 months ago
rwj's avatar


I was impressed with the special effects given that it is from 1902
14 years 8 months ago
SweetVanillaFreshness's avatar


As a reply to the comment by swhaze:

How was this movie actually watched when it was made? This is taken from wikipedia.

"Though Méliès's films were silent, they were not intended to be seen silently; exhibitors often used a bonimenteur, or narrator, to explain the story as it unfolded on the screen, accompanied by sound effects and live music.[46] Méliès himself took considerable interest in musical accompaniment for his films, and prepared special film scores for several of them, including The Kingdom of the Fairies[47] and The Barber of Seville.[48] He did not require a specific musical for any film, allowing exhibitors freedom to choose whatever accompaniment they felt most suitable.[49] When the film was screened at the Olympia music hall in Paris in 1902, an original film score was reportedly written for it."
5 months 4 weeks ago
Siskoid's avatar


Ahhh, yet another procedural... Likely the first science fiction film, loosely based on Jules Verne's novel, 1902's Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) is a maverick little silent by Georges Méliès that uses all sorts of theatrical and circus tricks to make the journey to a fantastical moonscape inhabited by acrobatic zebra people come to life. I'll admit, I'm not always sure how they did it, which is a measure of how impressive an achievement it still is. It's necessarily light on story, and I don't think it would even have gotten to 13 minutes without the padded scene at the beginning which just seems like an exercise in Méliès getting all his friends (and financiers?) into frame for a group shot. But at that length, can you really afford not to watch this whimsical part of film history? (I was joking about it being a procedural. You found me out.)
5 years 10 months ago
Aeonxul's avatar


That was a nice experience. Also the score by AIR was very touching and atmospheric, i would like to know the name of the song titles. If anyone happens to know by any chance, please let me know. Thanks.
10 years 5 months ago
Mette's avatar


What a charming french accent :)

I feel like I've just seen the original of countless other films... anyways, it was just ok.
12 years 6 months ago

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