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George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology,

Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. 1,295 more words

Culture

A Rhyme In Time

Mark Twain once mused that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

In October of 2013, I blogged that after a century of collectively hallucinating in darkened theaters, in the opening years of cinema’s third century, it appeared we’d come full circle, back to the nickelodeon—think iPhones, iPods, iPads, all shapes and sizes of flat-screen TVs. 212 more words

FREE Footage!

In honor of the Indie LIBRE logo, I’ve decided to share some good news! The Public Domain Project has made 10,000 film clips, 64,000 images, and hundreds of audio files free to use for your creative endeavors.   78 more words

Film

Happy birthday, George Melies

Today is the birthday of French silent-film illusionist George Melies (1861-1938).

Melies was the George Lucas of his day, only without the latter-day technology. He used every trick in the book — stop-motion, elaborate sets, and color painted directly onto the film frames — to evoke a fantasy world unlike any other. 162 more words

Silent Film

Film History: Film Pioneers from the 1800s

Film wouldn’t be what it is today, if it weren’t for the following five pioneers of 19th century cinema. They pushed the boundaries of what was possible, and their contributions have had a lasting effect. 527 more words

Film Theory

Media Post Week 2

  The film I chose was the Merry Frolics of Satan (1906) by Georges Melies. It is evident that all of Melies’ work has inspired and provided a basis for modern film. 199 more words

Media Post

Week 2 Media Post

I chose a film by Georges Méliès for my media post this week. The film is entitled “Le Diable Noir”. It was released in 1905 and depicts the mischievous antics of a devil upon an unsuspecting guest in a hotel.  246 more words

Media Post