Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Great Films # 12: A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Directed by Georges Melies

It's been a while since I did one of these. Well, this is probably the oldest film I've ever featured here. This is widely believed to be the first science-fiction film ever made and the first FX -laden film ever made. This copy is unique because this is hand-painted COLORED version of A Trip to the Moon. I've only ever seen the black & white version since the colored version have been thought to be lost but it's here for your viewing pleasure. Though the film may seem silly and dated now, there's no denying that there's beauty and imagination involved and it is, after all, a groundbreaking film which help shape the art form as we know today. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

I've got to check this out man, it's crazy that this film was made 111 years ago!