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Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Méliès’s Trip to the Moon
Author(s): Matthew Solomon
Editor(s): Matthew Solomn
In Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination, a number of leading film scholars examine Méliès’s landmark film in detail, demonstrating its many crucial connections to literature, popular culture, and visual culture of the time, as well as its long “afterlife” in more recent films, music videos, and television. Together, their essays make clear that Méliès should be seen not only as a major filmmaker but also as a key figure in the emergence of modern spectacle. By bringing the interdisciplinary methodologies of early cinema studies to bear on o, the book’s contributors also open up much larger questions about aesthetics, media, and modernity.
Publisher: SUNY Press
Month of Publication: May
Year of Publication: 2011