Full Movie: A Trip to the Moon – Georges Méliès

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Posted June 24, 2016 by Eoin Friel in Full Movies

If you’ve ever seen the 2011 Martin Scorcese movie Hugo then this will look familiar; the movie was disguised as a kid’s film but was actually about the preservation of cinema and art.

Ben Kingsley starred as Georges Méliès; a filmmaker who fell off the radar once war came along and he became a recluse. A Trip to the Moon was arguably Méliès most iconic film and it is now a public domain movie for all to see.

About the Movie: A Trip to the Moon (French: Voyage dans la Lune)[a] is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, it follows a group of astronomers who travel to the moon in a cannon-propelled spaceship, explore the moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return in a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite in tow.

The film was released by Méliès’s Star Film Company and is numbered 399–411 in its catalogues. Its total length is about 260 meters (roughly 845 feet) of film, which, at Méliès’s preferred projection speed of 12 to 14 frames per second, is about 17 minutes. An internationally popular success at the time of its release, it is the best-known of the hundreds of films made by Méliès, and the moment in which the spaceship lands in the Moon’s eye remains one of the most iconic images in the history of cinema. It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking at #84, and in 2002 it became the first work designated as a UNESCO World Heritage film.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I started The Action Elite a few years ago; it's grown from strength to strength but now seems like the right time to expand. I've always loved different movie genres like horror, sci-fi and dramas so you'll see a wide range of different movies covered here.

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