In anticipation of the upcoming full moon, 10 hours or so from now GMT, I thought a continuation of Méliès was in order. His masterwork La Voyage dans la Lune a perfect theme.
It is an intensely charming film. I have heard that Thomas Edison bootlegged the film, denying Méliès proper compensation.
My sources are conflicted as I had also heard Edison bootlegged another Méliès film La Manoir du diable (source).
Whichever,shame on Mr. Edison.
A Trip To The Moon
b. Dec. 8th 1861
d. Jan, 21st 1938
I thought it would be fun to contrast Méliès’ fanciful version of a trip to the moon to the actual drab reality.
Moon Landing July 20th 1969
Apollo 11 landing
For fascinating stills such as the following of La Voyage dans la Lune I suggest you follow this link.
Enjoy the full moon!