Miyerkules, Marso 12, 2014


REACTION PAPER: A Trip to the Moon


The “A Trip to the Moon” (French: Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. It is the most famous of the over 500 short films produced by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès between 1896 and 1912, and its signature image of a bullet-shaped rocket lodging itself in the eye of a smirking moon is one of the most recognizable images in cinema history.

A wow-with-a-lot-of-exclamation-point would probably be my first reaction if I were present during the first screening of the of the said film especially during that time the technology in making films or movies are not that advance unlike today. Furthermore, I think it would make me entertained, very interested, and curious.

The story provided viewers of how the director and creator imagine outer space that time and their ideas on how to make it possible to travel to the moon. In the story, it shows that moon has similarities with our planet Earth like it has air same as the air we breathe for the astronomers in the film did not use any apparatus/device/machine for the purpose breathing. It also shows that moon has extra-terrestrial beings living on it with weird characteristic. Perhaps, this idea of extra-terrestrial beings will make the viewers scared for they will be thinking of the possibility that those creatures might go to Earth and destruct it.

I really salute the director and the other people who contributed to make the film successful for not only leaving a mark to the film industry but also it pushes the people to be curious, TO LIVE WITH CURIOSITY!


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