La Lune à un mètre (1898)

France,
3m 5s
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. In June 1899, American producer Sigmund Lubin pirated a copy of the film, copyrighted it for himself and released it as The Astronomer's Dream. 1The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.20. John Frazer claims that the bootleg version was made for Pathé, possibly by Ferdinand Zecca between 1905 and 1910 2Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer p.69.

Plot Summary

An astronomer dreams that he climbs to the moon on a rope ladder.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Georges Méliès

Cast
Georges Méliès

Alternative Titles

The Astronomer's Dream – USA
The Astronomer's Dream and Trip to the Moon – USA
The Marvellous Trip to the Moon – USA

References

Books

  • Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer pp.68-69 – credits, notes
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction Movies by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.20 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies from 1897 to the Present by C.J. Henderson p.19 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.28 – credits
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.11 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.18 – credits
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.134