Consequently, Bromberg and Lange themselves set to work separating the film frames, discovering that only the edges of the film stock had decomposed and congealed together, and thus that many of the frames themselves were still salvageable.
The restoration was completed in  at Technicolor 's laboratories in Los Angeles. The restored version premiered on 11 Mayeighteen years after its discovery and years after its original release, at the Cannes Film Festivalwith a new soundtrack by the French band Air.
Scott called the restoration "surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century. As A Short History of Film notes, A Trip to the Moon combined "spectacle, sensation, and technical wizardry to create a cosmic fantasy that was an international sensation.
Rausch includes A Trip to the Moon among the "32 most pivotal moments in the history of [film]," saying it "changed the way movies were produced. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see A Trip to the Moon disambiguation. Star Film Company. Release date. Running time. Uncropped production still from the film, showing the edges of the backdrop and the floor of the studio.
Play media. It was initially labelled in British catalogues as Trip to the Moonwithout the initial article. Though he often moved his camera when making actualities outdoors for example, 15 of his 19 short films about the Paris Exposition were shot with a moving camera setuphe considered a theatrical viewpoint more appropriate for the fiction films staged in his studio.
The Rescue - Shann-X - Trip To The Moon (File, A Trip to the Moon actually contains more than fifty shots. All such editing was deliberately designed to be unnoticeable by the viewer; the camera angle remained the same, and action continued fluidly through the splice by means of careful shot-matching.
See Elkins, David E. The primitive, nostalgia-inducing film was composed of approximately thirty scenes or skitswithout dialogue or closeups, as listed in Melies' Star Films catalogue:. A white-bearded, academic professor with a pointed hat named Professor Barbenfouillis Georges Melies himselfthe president of the society, enters while everyone sits, and explains to the members of his plan for an exploratory trip to the moon.
On a blackboard behind him with a basketball-looking Earth and a small moon in the upper right hand corner, he illustrates how a rocket will be fired from Earth from a great space gun toward the lunar surface.
His scheme is approved by many, but one member violently objects. When order is finally restored after the president throws his papers and books at the dissenter's head, the trip proposed by the president is voted upon.
The five men according to the narration, they are named Nostadamus, Alcofrisbas, Omega, Micromegas and Parafaragamus who accompany the president arrive at the interior of a workshop signaled by a dissolve where smiths, mechanics, weighers, carpenters, upholsterers and inventors construct the projectile rocket ship for the mission. One of the clumsy astronomers, Micromegas, falls backwards into a tub of nitric acid.
The group is told that if they ascend to the roof where the foundry will cast the space-gun, they will witness "a splendid spectacle" - the casting of the cannon. They climb onto the roof from a ladder, where against the horizon they see chimneys belching forth volumes of smoke. Suddenly, a flag is hoisted, and at the signal, the mass of molten steel is directed from the furnace into the mold for the cannon. The molding process produces flames and vapors, causing the enthusiastic astronomers to rejoice.
On the tops of the roofs of the town, pompous preparations have been made. At the launch site, the rocket shell is in position, The Rescue - Shann-X - Trip To The Moon (File to receive the travelers.
The travelers arrive - they respond and reply to the acclamations of the crowd and then enter the steel-riveted shell their space vehicle. A scantily-clad female assistant closes the door behind them. Everyone anxiously awaits the signal to start the shell on its voyage to the moon - viewed in the far distance. An officer gives the MP3) for a man on a ladder to ignite the The Rescue - Shann-X - Trip To The Moon (File. The rocket shell is fired out of a monstrous iron cannon pointed into space.
As the hollow, bullet-shaped shell moves through space, the moon approaches [in a sophisticated, multi-plane process shot] and is magnified. As in a fairy tale, it turns out to be a huge smiling face of "colossal dimensions" - it is one of the most recognizable images in film history and often used as the iconic symbol for early pioneering efforts in cinema.
The rocket ship shell moves closer and closer to the moon, and then crashes into the pie-face, smack into the right eye of the Man in the Moon. Extremely unreal but very memorable, The Rescue - Shann-X - Trip To The Moon (File the human-faced moon grimaces. However, they are utterly unaware that the arid hills have eyes, and the hordes of the Moon Emperor's dreadful Selenites are ready to fend off the intruders.
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When they conclude their project, the president selects five other astronomers to travel with him. They embark in a shell and are shot from a giant cannon to the moon.
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