A Trip to the Moon – George Melies Films
September 14, 2012
Films by the French illusionist and filmmaker George Melies (1861-1938).
During the late 1800′s and early 1900′s George Melies brought magic to silent films. He was a pioneer in cinematic experimentation of visual effects directing 531 films between 1896 to 1913. His films have mythical, mysterious, symbolic themes where he created illusions utilizing stop motion, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colours.
Insight into Melies work was featured in Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film. Here is a collection of some of George Melies work. Enjoy.
Le voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) – 1902
The Vanishing Lady – 1896
The Devil’s Castle – 1896
The Haunted Castle -1897
The Astronomers Dream – 1898
The Magician – 1898
Cinderella – 1899
Jupiter’s Thunderballs – 1903
The Infernal Cakewalk – 1903
The Infernal Cauldron – 1903
Le Monstre – 1903
An Impossible Voyage – 1904
The Living Playing Cards – 1905
The Merry Frolics of Satan – 1906
Cinderella – 1912
*A Trip To Mars - 1910 Thomas Edison
You may have recognized the inspiration for the Smashing Pumpkins video, Tonight, Tonight.
Got a favorite? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to the collection.