Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

A Trip to the Moon

No, not that one. This one.

Now I thrill as much as the next person of a certain age when I remember those real men walking on the moon 40 years ago, but since everyone else is posting great stuff about that I figured I’d go the oddball route instead.  So here are Georges Méliès’ gentlemen astronauts walking (and fighting and losing top hats and so forth)  on the moon 107 years ago.  107 years!

Brian Selznick made Méliès far more broadly known by featuring him in his Caldecott-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Some of us have been fortunate enough to see Brian narrate the above movie — with great drama!  For more about Georges Méliès and his trip to the moon go to the page on Brian’s site here.

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