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Fantastic voyages of the cinematic imagination : Georges Méliès's Trip to the moon

Author: Matthew Solomon
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2011.
Series: SUNY series, horizons of cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès; Georges Méliès
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Solomon
ISBN: 9781438435817 1438435819 9781438435800 1438435800
OCLC Number: 645789922
Notes: Accompanying disc includes two versions of the film: a reconstructed version accompanied by an original 1903 score and a recently rediscovered color-tinted version; both have optional audio commentaries by the book's editor.
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Introduction / Matthew Solomon --
A trip to the movies: Georges Méliès, filmmaker and magician (1861-1938) / Paolo Cherchi Usai --
Theatricality, narrativity, and trickality: reevaluating the cinema of Georges Méliès / André Gaudreault --
A trip to the moon: a composite film / Thierry Lefebvre --
First-footing on the moon: Méliès's debt to Verne and Wells and his influence in Great Britain / Ian Christie --
"Distance does not exist": Méliès, le cinéma, and the moon / Murray Pomerance --
Shooting into outer space: reframing modern vision / Tom Gunning --
A trip to the moon as féerie / Frank Kessler --
A trip to the moon as an American phenomenon / Richard Abel --
A trip to the fair; or, moon-walking in space / Matthew Solomon --
The stars might be smiling: a feminist forage into a famous film / Victoria Duckett --
Impossible voyages and extraordinary adventures in early science fiction cinema: from Robida to Méliès and Marcel Fabre / Antonio Costa --
No one-way ticket to the moon / Viva Paci --
Appendix: A fantastical ... trip to the moon ; Answers to Questionary [sic] / Georges Méliès ; The marvelous in the cinema / Georges Méliès ; The importance of the script / George Méliès. Disc: A trip to the moon: reconstructed version with commentary (15:39) ; tinted version with commentary (11:48).
Series Title: SUNY series, horizons of cinema.
Other Titles: Georges Méliès's Trip to the moon
Trip to the moon (Motion picture)
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Solomon.

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