Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination

Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon

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Beschreibung

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema's first true blockbuster.

"Best moving pictures I ever saw." Thus did one Vaudeville theater manager describe Georges Méliès's A Trip to the Moon [Le Voyage dans la lune], after it was screened for enthusiastic audiences in October 1902. Cinema's first true blockbuster, A Trip to the Moon still inspires such superlatives and continues to be widely viewed on DVD, on the Internet, and in countless film courses. In Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination, leading film scholars examine Méliès's landmark film in detail, demonstrating its many crucial connecions to literature, popular culture, and visual culture of the time, as well as its long "afterlife" in more recent films, television, and music videos. Together, these essays make clear that Méliès was not only a major filmmaker but also a key figure in the emergence of modern spectacle and the birth of the modern cinematic imagination, and by bringing interdisciplinary methodologies of early cinema studies to bear on A Trip to the Moon, the contributors also open up much larger questions about aesthetics, media, and modernity.

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Herausgeber Matthew Solomon
Kopierschutz Ja i
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Seitenzahl 271 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2011
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781438435824
Verlag State University Of New York Press
Dateigröße 26555 KB

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