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A Trip to the Moon

posted by Nell Minow

This week’s release of “Hugo,” based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, is inspired by the films of George Méliès, the French magician-turned-filmmaker who pioneered the field of special effects.  “A Trip to the Moon,” made in 1902, is his best-known.

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I highly recommend the last episode of Tom Hanks’ brilliant series, From the Earth to the Moon, which has a poignant tribute to Méliès.

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