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Lost film about magic by father of cinema discovered on mislabeled reel

Prestidigitation–quick magic tricks or “sleight of hand” was the subject of one of more than 500 films of cinema pioneer George Méliès that was thought to be lost forever.  367 more words


How photography changed time?

Edweard Muybridge is known for the innovations he did on photography while studying motion in humans and other animals. The gif above shows his first and most famous work. 478 more words

The Birth of Cinema

Welcome, join me on my journey of learning about film from its earliest stages. Now lets turn back the time to 1895, we’re in France and who knew what great creations were going to come shortly our way. 734 more words


EFC II #1 - A Trip to the Moon {Le Voyage Dans La Lune} (1902)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#1 – A Trip to the Moon {Le Voyage Dans La Lune} (1902)
Dir. George Méliès
Starring: Victor Andrè, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet, Jeanne d’Alcy, Henri Delannoy, Depierre, Farjuat, Kelm, George Mèliès… 73 more words

Epic Film Challenge

A Trip To the Moon

What if I proposed a short film like this?

“An astronomer-wizard presides over a committee of astronomers, who meet in a formal session like a medieval guild, but with chorus girl pages delivering phallic trophy-telescopes that the astronomers merely carry like scepters…until they hold them high and they magically turn into stools to sit on. 697 more words

Tolkien's Trip to the Moon

Inspiration from Georges Méliès …

I recently re-read Tolkien’s short story Roverandom, in which a dog is transformed into a toy and is sent on a fantastical trip to the moon and under the depths of the sea. 641 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

I thought it would be fun to check out the oldest film on the list, the 1902 silent French film Le Voyage dans le Lune, or A Trip to the Moon. 414 more words