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Trip to the Moon, A (Le voyage dans la lune) - The Oracle of Delphi (L'oracle de Delphes)

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0152
Run Time
0h 6m 46s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1902 - 1903
Abstract
A Trip to the Moon is a French black and white silent science fiction film with a score loosely based on two popular novels of the time: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. A group of men shoot themselves by rocket to the moon where a whimsical fantasy goes terrible wrong when alien encounters chase them back to Earth. It utilizes innovative animation and special effects, including the well-known image of the rocket ship landing in the moon's eye. The Oracle of Delphi is a 90 second fantasy short in which Melies has a box of valued jewels placed inside the tomb of Delphi. A thief breaks into the tomb to steal the jewels only to be confronted with the ghost of Delphi who puts curse him for his evil deed. This film just runs 90-seconds with some great special effects.
Log
00:00-05:29- A Trip to the Moon 05:30-06:46 - The Oracle of Delphi
Form
Short
Subject
Magic
Related Place
France (production location of)