Wednesday Videos: A Trip to the Moon

WednesdayVideoLook what I found! A Trip to the Moon – often considered the first science fiction movie ever! This movie had a bit of a resurrection due to being featured in the movie¬†Hugo.¬†The short film (about fifteen minutes) was made in 1902 using theatrical tricks and the “stop trick” effect. Incidentally, on youtube you’ll find a variety of background soundtracks – they are all fair game. The silent film was intended to be played with a soundtrack accompaniment, but creator George Melies never specified what music should be played.

You can find five Melies films and information about them at Open Culture (openculture.com).