Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 343: Monday Dec 12

A Trip to the Moon (Melies, 1902): Cine Lumiere, 6pm with soundtrack by Air

From the introduction on the Cine Lumiere website: Internationally revered French electronic music duo, AIR (Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin), will attend an exclusive screening of Georges Méliès’ cult film A Trip to the Moon shown in its restored colour version.

Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon), was released in black and white and also in colour, hand painted, in 1902. It was an immediate success worldwide and the first blockbuster in the history of cinema. Widely considered one of the most important and influential works in film history, it has inspired Martin Scorsese’s latest film Hugo which comprises several extracts of it and centres around Méliès’ life.

Here is a clip.

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