A Trip To The Moon Blog-A-Thon!

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WELCOMES YOU TO THE BLOG-A-THON FOR

A Trip To The Moon (1902)

#1 - Le voyage dans la lune

Why It's In The Book: "Despite the simplicity of its special effects, the film is generally considered the first example of science-fiction cinema... a movie that deserves a legitimate place among the milestones in world cinema history... In a more general sense, A Trip To The Moon can also be regarded as the movie that establishes the major difference between cinematic fiction and non-fiction." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

bdpreview
"I truly believe that film as a whole would be vastly different had Melies not filmed A Trip to the Moon. It casts a shadow over every single film that has been made since 1902, and as such, it ought to be treasured by all lovers of great movies."
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Doug Tilley
"More than just the first Science Fiction film, A Trip To The Moon is absolutely essential watching for those interested in film history."
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Klaus Ming
"Cited as the first science-fiction film, Le voyage dans la lune is most often heralded for its visual effects, which have long overshadowed the original value of the film – 14 minutes of fun." 
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Squish
"For Christmas in 2006, I got a little big book called 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and quickly saw that in its pages there contained an epic Fodor's Travel Guide of film... [My review of] A Trip To The Moon propelled me into the blogosphere like a ridiculous rocket cannon."
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Mad Hatter
"In less time than it takes my kettle to boil, this film encapsulates man's ambition to understand the unknown."
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Univarn
"A Trip to the Moon is equal parts entertaining, fun, silly, outlandish, and just downright absurd. Making it a perfect mantle piece for things I love about cinema."
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Michael Parent
"Méliès's film is a mix of theatrical sets and funny pursuits"
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Kevyn Knox
"Le Voyage dans la lune lives on...and is a fascinating look at the so-called primitive style of filmmaking from the turn-of-the-century.  Yes, perhaps primitive indeed, but awe-inspiring at the very same time."
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Simon Columb
"Where fantastical film began - the idea that film transports you from one spot to another."
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KimWilson
"I do believe this film is one that should be considered a must see for a true film lover."
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Chris Lejarzar
"I couldn’t imagine seeing this in a theatre of some sort 100 years ago. It would have been absolutely mind blowing. As it is now, it is a remarkable achievement that stands up to this very day."
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Darwin
"It has a go-for-broke imagination and like big budget movies these days, overindulges in special effects. Well, maybe not-so-special effects by today’s standards. But for a film more than a century old, its gung-ho spirit still lives on."
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alfindeol
"People go to the moon and kill everything they find."
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Jeff Duncanson
"When Georges Meiles made A Trip to the Moon in 1902, the Wright Brothers were still a year away from their first flight in Kitty Hawk. Viewed in those terms, Meiles masterpiece of interstellar adventure stands as a remarkable achievement in imagination."
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Jaime Grijalba
"Marvel again with it's simplicity and at the same time surprise me with the elaborate quality of its special ffects".
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Chris Edwards
"Like all great films, A Trip to the Moon knows what it's trying to do and supports itself ably. Méliès' tableaus squash a double-load of detail into every scene, losing nothing. They are cartoonish, distorting
perspective for the sake of whimsy, rather than to trick the eye."
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