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A Trip To The Moon (1902) - Georges Méliès

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A Trip To The Moon (1902) - Georges Méliès


Voyage dans la lune is a 1902 French science fiction black and white silent film known in its English language release as A Trip to the Moon. It is loosely based on two popular novels of the time: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. It was written and directed by Georges Méliès, with help from his brother Gaston. Running time is 14 minutes at 16 frames per second.

It is recognized as one of the first films of the science fiction genre, and for its innovative animation. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Voyage_dans_la_Lune [Aug 2006]

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