Le Voyage dans la Lune

Air: Moon Rock on Nowness.com.

French ambient electronica band Air impart a cosmic touch to the newly restored color edition of George Méliès’ iconic 1902 film Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon). Technically innovative at the time, Méliès’ masterpiece pioneered the use of trompe l’oeil objects, papier-mâché props and double-exposure to tell the first science fiction tale in cinema.

When you look at Méliès’ work, there is so much joy despite the incredible effort involved. The best parts of Scorsese’s Hugo had to with Méliès – a salute to a pioneer.

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