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A Trip to the Moon (S)

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Original title
La lune à un mètre (The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon) (S)aka
AKA
  • The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon
Year
Running time
3 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Georges Méliès
Music
Silent film
Cinematography
B&W
Cast
Producer
Georges Méliès / Star Film
Genre
Fantasy. Comedy | Silent Film. Origins of Film. Short Film
Synopsis / Plot
"In the opening of this film is seen the astronomer intently poring over his books. Suddenly, in a cloud of smoke, Satan appears and surprises the astronomer. At the command of the Fairy Queen, who suddenly appears, Satan vanishes; she awakens the astronomer and as he goes forward to meet her she disappears. The astronomer is very much excited, and, rushing over to the large telescope he tries to discover by what means she had vanished. The moon now appears, and begins her repast by eating the immense telescope used by the astronomer. The astronomer flies around apparently wild at the loss of his wonderful telescope. Suddenly the moon opens wide her mouth and there comes forth a tot of about five summers. She is immediately followed by two others, and they proceed to dance around the astronomer, and vanish one at a time until but one is left. The astronomer, picking her up, thinking he could keep her...
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