ODDITIES THEATER: A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Hey, hey! It’s Saturday! And you know what we’re do in these parts on a Saturday, right? You got it! We GET WEIRD.

Today we’ll be watching our oldest film yet, here on Oddities Theater, Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902). I wanted to post this one today in honor of Doom Fiction’s first ever Full Moon Sale, which takes place tomorrow! Starting tomorrow all books in the Doom Fiction store will be 50% off! That’s $5 paperbacks and $12.50 for hardcovers! And all the books will be signed by the author! 😵‍💫 You won’t want to miss it. [Use promo code HITME at checkout to receive discount].

Here’s something I found on the internet about A Trip to the Moon:

A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 French adventure film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s novels From the Earth to the
Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface,
escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the
main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.”

This is a cool little short film. A few years ago I went on a Méliès kick and watch just about everything of his I could get my hands on. I ate it up. Lots of wonderful, dreamlike/nightmarish images were conjured up. It was like watching a magician trip through Hell. I highly recommend his work.

Alright, well I’m off to an Oddities Expo in Louisville today! Hope to see some of you there!

Until next time.

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