Sunday, 31 October 2010

georges méliès' magical fantastical film world

George Méliès' was a pioneering film-maker who is best-known today for his 1902 epic, A Trip To The Moon, a surreal space voyage that makes use of every ounce of his talent for film magic. This was Méliès at the peak of his career, turning over the conventions of the already popular medium by creating narratives of multiple scenes, and more importantly experimenting with special effects and multiple exposures to produce visual illusions that are still beautifully stunning. Méliès made the most of his knowledge of stage magic to amaze audiences, and even performed in some films, (as in the video above) where his charms go beyond invisible celluloid manipulation into timeless trickster captivation.

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