Thursday, 26 September 2013

Le Voyage dans la lune (1902) dir. Georges Méliès.' film review

Le Voyage Dan La Lune/ A trip to the moon (1902) by Dir.Georges Melies,is a silent film produced in the early 19 centuries. Story was started from a group of people who were planning to travel the moon and start their journey to the moon. 

From the progression of humans history, it is noticeable that the story lines of people have read were also changing. By the time, people used to read stories about their own towns and livings, and keep exploring wider and wider by their understandings, Melies's film also shown that they had hopes in the future. But it is interesting at the same time as nowadays while people think about how worst will it be in the future and that can be also seen that movies in present which telling audiences how much humans have to depend on technology in the future.

This film was also appeared the imaginations of what moon will be looked like. It is noticeable at present that moon won't be the place where could find living things while in the past people thought was another planet with its world and own structures similar as in Earth. They were inquisitive of exploring their knowledge while now scientist are trying to find another planet is worthy to live, instead of living in this polluted world.

Further study of the scene productions, it can be seen that there were more element and style of theatre and stage designs. And this film was also appeared in theatre, which was interesting of how they organised the form from stop motion film to live show.

According to the comparison of film and opera, I prefer the film because that gave a focus to the audiences while an opera would have so many things going on at the same time. And I think the film had a good communication too even that was a silent film with not many descriptions and scripts.


  • video of the film (accessed on 25/9/2013 )
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  1. Hi Candice,

    Right, firstly you need to make sure you include the director's name in the opening title. Further on, you mention 'His film', but the reader at this point has no idea who 'he' is! So you would need your title to be something like 'Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902), dir. Georges Méliès.' Then when you are talking about the film, you could say 'Méliès' film' and it would make sense.

    You have made some interesting observations with regard to the difference in outlook between people in the early 1900s and now; would it have been possible to find a quote to back up your theory? Using quotes is the main way of developing your discussion, so it is vital that you do this. Don't forget, the brief requires you to 'include a minimum of 3 quotations from 3 different published sources', which should be properly introduced and referenced. (Have a look back at my other feedback for info on using the referencing guides)

    Your observation that the film set was very theatrical is a good one, and comparing it with the stage production is valid, however I think you have more images of the stage version than are necessary; when using images, keep it focussed and precise.
    If you are having a problem sourcing quotes, let me know, and we can arrange a quick session where I can give you some hints how to go about it :)

    1. hi Jackie and thanks for the comment, i was a bit struggled to find a good quotes as i have looked at Tate, V&A and BBC 's website which i think they are more trustable and those articles are written by professional people. But i can find anything about this film and only i can find is IMDB and WIKI which is not really formal and i try to look at WIKI references as well but still not really help :( will it be okay if i borrow three different books to back up my theory?

    2. Of course! Books are ideal :) Do you know how to use the library catalogue? There are also lots of online books that you can access. Are you in tomorrow? I will be in from about 12 o'clock if you want me to show you how to go about finding sources...