Le Voyage Dans la Lune also known in English as A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled rocket ship.While it may be one of the first examples of science fiction the short film has a much more of a fantasy element in it than it does a science fiction vibe. 515 more words
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I have to give a plug to the folks at The Secret History of Hollywood.
I’ve spent the last couple of days listening to podcasts of their comprehensive, 6-part documentary on the life and career of an under-appreciated cinematic genius, Val Lewton. 211 more words
Old Hollywood’s history of Hispanic and Latin actors/actresses is sometimes overlooked and there’s a lack of exploring the breadth of their contributions to film. Roland appeared in films alongside Clara Bow, Mae West, Errol Flynn, and Kirk Douglas but he’s probably best remembered for his portrayal of… 1,218 more words