ENDS TONIGHT  |  40% Off Invitations & Cards!  |   Use Code: ZINVITEOFFER   |   See Details

A Trip to the Moon Plate

£19.55

per plate

Qty:
1
 
  • Front
    Front
  • Left Side
    Left Side
  • Right Side
    Right Side
A Trip to the Moon Plate
Designed for youby Scenes from the Past
Style
Select an option:
Details
Melamine Plate
 
About This Product
Sold by
Style: Melamine Plate

Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or creating a one-of-a-kind dining set, our non-toxic and dishwasher-safe plates show off your photos, designs, and text in vibrant full-colour printing. Adorn your home with a custom plate today!

  • Dimensionen: 25.4 cm diameter (10")
  • Vibrant, full-colour printing
  • Drop and break resistant
  • Easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe
  • Do not microwave
About This Design
A Trip to the Moon Plate
Le Voyage dans la Lune /A Trip to the Moon (France, 1902), the screen's first science fiction story, was a 14 minute masterpiece created by imaginative French director and master magician Georges Melies (1861-1938) in his version of the Jules Verne story. The silent film's plot, a light-hearted satire criticising the conservative scientific community of its time, was inspired by Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon (1865) and H. G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (1901). This film, Melies' 400th and most noteable film, was made on an astronomical budget for the time of 10,000 Francs - risky, but worthwhile since it was hugely successful. Its popularity also led to it being illegally copied, released under others' names, and pirated (including one stolen by Edison's film technicians and distributed throughout the US). [For example, an illegal duplicate of the film was available in the USA from Siegmund Lubin under the title A Trip to Mars.] Melies wrote the whimsical script, acted in the film in the lead role, designed the sets and costumes, directed, photographed, and produced the film! He hired acrobats from the Folies Bergere to play the lunar inhabitants named Selenites, and the scantily dressed assistants (or pages) who launched the cannon were dancers from the Châtelet ballet. The image of the lunar capsule landing in the eye of the moon is a memorable sight and widely-recognised in cinematic history. As a film pioneer and producer of over 500 short films, Melies made up and invented the film medium as he directed. He developed the art of special effects in earlier films, including double exposure, actors performing with themselves over split screens, and use of the dissolve and fade. He also pioneered the art of film editing. The sets or scenery backdrops in the film are simple, painted flats. It has all the elements that characterise the science-fiction genre: adventurous scientists, a futuristic space voyage, special effects such as superimposition, and strange aliens in a far-off place.
available on 20 products
ENDS TONIGHT  |  40% Off Invitations & Cards!  |   Use Code: ZINVITEOFFER   |   See Details
Reviews
There are no reviews for this product yet.
Have you purchased this product? Write a review!
Tags
Plates

trip to the moon

moon

vintage

rocket

space

man in the moon

jules verne

fantasy

french

cinema

All Products:
trip to the moonmoonvintagerocketspaceman in the moonjules vernefantasyfrenchcinema
Other Info
Product ID: 115077994965890780
Created on
Recently Viewed Items