Georges Méliès

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards. His films include A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), both involving strange, surreal journeys somewhat in the style of Jules Verne, and are considered among the most important early science fiction films, though their approach is closer to fantasy.

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      Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès
      Film Director, Actor, Set Designer, Illusionist, Toymaker, Costume Designer
      8 December 1861, Paris, France
      21 January 1938 (aged 76), Paris, France
      Eugénie Génin (m. 1885; died 1913)
      Jehanne D’Alcy (m. 1925)


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