On today’s episode, I talked with Olivia Dalessandro, who picked 1902’s, A Trip to the Moon or Le Voyage dans la Lune written, directed, and starring the one-man studio himself, Georges Méliès. Inspired by the writings of the godfather of science fiction, Jules Verne, Méliès is the first to bring science-fiction and fantasy to the silver screen. Not only is he a pioneer in science-fiction, but he also popularized editing techniques like substitution splices, dissolves, time-lapses, and hand-painted colorization that enabled the growth of the science-fiction fantasy genre films we run to see on the big screen today. A Trip to the Moon follows the story of an expedition to the moon where astronomers and space marines encounter the vastness of space, The Man in the Moon, and even an alien race! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the first ride to the final frontier.
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Cinemallennials is a podcast where myself and another millennial are introduced to a classic film for the very first time ranging from the birth of cinema to the 1960s. Myself and my guest will open your eyes to the vast landscape of classic film as we discuss the films' performers, their performances, those behind the camera, and how they and their films still influence our world today.
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