Analysis Of The Film A Trip To The Moon By George Melies

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From many great films that captivates my attention, in this occasion, I choose the film "A Trip to the Moon", for the reason that is one of my favorite classical movies of all times that for me will be just the best opportunity to analyze it. "A Trip to the Moon" by George Melies in 1902, was undoubtedly a great film that is even watch today for many people. This unforgettable director, George Meliés was one of the most important filmmakers in the history of cinema. He was a french filmmaker, illusionist, born in Paris (1861-1938). His beginnings were as a magician. With over 500 films starting in 1896 and ranging from one to forty minutes in length, he officially began as a film producer. According to Tom Gunning in "Lunar Illuminations", in film analysis: a Norton reader book, I agree with his analysis of the film. He mentioned great and interesting facts that helps me understand more about Melies and the film. As Gunning mentioned in his analysis, Melies 's first films were imitations of the Lumieres ' views of every day life, and I find that very interesting of how Lumieres ' techniques served as Melies ' most …show more content…
The way he presented these spectacles; the magic and tricks, gave new ideas to other producers and to the film industry. Using magic with these elements, Melies showed that seemed impossible to do in a live theater. He discovered that cinema had the capacity for manipulating and distorting time and space. Another point to mentioned about Melies is that the use of creativity, which includes the first thing that comes to my mind is the scene of a spaceship has hit in the eye of the moon. This became very popular at that time and also became part of our studies of cinema. “The Magic Lantern (1903) was another popular film at that time. He worked in a wide range of subjects like fantasy films, including drama

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