Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Melies's Trip to the Moon

Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Melies's Trip to the Moon

by Matthew Solomon (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438435817
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema Series
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matthew Solomon is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He is the author of Disappearing Tricks: Silent Films, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. A Trip to the Movies: Georges Méliès, Filmmaker and Magician (1861–1938)

2. Theatricality, Narrativity, and Trickality: Reevaluating the Cinema of Georges Méliès

3. A Trip to the Moon: A Composite Film

4. First-Footing on the Moon: Méliès’s Debt to Verne and Wells and His Influence in Great Britain

5. “Distance Does Not Exist”: Méliès, le Cinéma, and the Moon

6. Shooting into Outer Space: Reframing Modern Vision

7. A Trip to the Moon as Féerie

8. A Trip to the Moon as an American Phenomenon

9. A Trip to the Fair; or, Moon-Walking in Space

10. The Stars Might Be Smiling: A Feminist Forage into a Famous Film

11. Impossible Voyages and Extraordinary Adventures in Early Science Fiction Cinema: From Robida to Méliès and Marcel Fabre

12. No One-Way Ticket to the Moon

Appendix
A Fantastical . . . Trip to the Moon
Georges Méliès, “Answer to Questionary [sic]”
Georges Méliès, “The Marvelous in the Cinema”
Georges Méliès, “The Importance of the Script"
List of Contributors
Index

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