Total Eclipses of the Sun in Movies

Love the NPR piece, “In Movies,  A Solar Eclipse Means Change is Coming,” full of familiar and unfamiliar examples. Of the familiar, my favorite is the opening number from Little Shop of Horrors and of the unfamiliar, George Méliès’ 1907  “The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and the Moon” which you can see below. If you just want to see the eclipse itself go to 3:01. It is wild and pretty salacious too! (You may know Méliès from his “Trip to the Moon,” featured in Brian Selznick’s Hugo Cabret. They did a great job in the movie of recreating both movies and his process.)

Go to the article for the other clips and excellent commentary.


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