Georges Méliès’ Science Fiction Film Released

French director Georges Méliès released the first science fiction film Le voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) in 1902. The 14-minute film featured pompous astronomers on a lunar expedition by rocket ship. The first film special effects in history, including the rocket landing in the eye of the Man in the Moon.

Date:
      1902
Name(s):
      Georges Méliès
Occupation:
      Film Director
Location:
      France

Additional Information:

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