In 1902, Georges Méliès released the first science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune). The filmmaker spared no expense for special effects. Review the approximately 11-minute long film and consider the following questions. Do any aspects of the film recall the practices of early photography? What are some differences and similarities between the photographic camera and the film camera?
There are many copies on the web of various degrees of quality. The quality of the following version on YouTube is very good.
Please post your responses and comments by Saturday, April 14. Apologies for mis-setting the release time on the blog post last week (this should have appeared then!) I’ve extended the comment time on this so that you can post over Spring Break.