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A Trip to The Moon

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



Terry Gilliam, of Monty Python fame, has made a career of bringing the fairy tale and the phantasmagorical to the screen. His career is a testament to auteur visionary power and carries on the sci-fi and fantasy interests of the cinema’s first pioneers like the Lumiere Brothers and George Melies. 1,201 more words


The Greatest Showman (2017)

The thing about The Greatest Showman is that it is exactly what it promises to be. When you watch the trailer:

You see bright colours, stunts, dancing, singing, flash and bang. 716 more words

Friday Film Review: A Haunted Castle.

With Halloween becoming ever so nearer this week’s film is ‘The Haunted Castle’ (also known as ‘The Devil’s Castle’ and La Manoir du Diable). 717 more words


Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

My father suffers from Alzheimer’s dementia and is a resident at local nursing facility. One of the highlights of my frequent visits there is when he is flipping through the channels on his TV and comes upon a shot of the president(*) of this country. 647 more words

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Friday Film Review: A Trip to the Moon.

This week’s film is George Méliès 1902 classic ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (La Voyage de la Lune). It was produced by George Méliès through his production company, … 1,065 more words