How many of us are familiar with this picture, this next scene in your Horizons voyage? A lot, I bet. But how many of you know where it is from? It's from a 14 minute French movie which was released in France in 1902 and Sweden in 1903.
Le Voyage dans la lune,, or A Trip to the Moon, a landmark 1902 film by Georges Melies, is the first science fiction movie. Essentially, a group of French officials, including France's president, travel to the moon by being shot out of a cannon! Loosely based on Jules Verne, the film's plot has the explorers captured by moon men, they escape and return to earth. For a 14 minute film that is nearing 100 years old, it is actually quite exciting.
For a great plot description, see Le Voyage Dans La Lune on Tim Dirks' GREATEST FILMS site.
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