About

A group of men travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to the earth. The film was the first film with a self-contained plot and was the beginning of the science fiction genre.

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Directed by

Georges Méliès

Written by

Georges Méliès (Screenplay)
Jules Verne (Novel)
H.G. Wells (Novel)

Runtime

14 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

A voyage to narrative cinema

Cast

Keywords

dream short alien satire moon star earth expedition cannon astronomer mushroom

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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