The most iconic image from early cinema has to be the crashed spaceship in Georges Melies’ A Trip To The Moon from 1902. It is the moon’s “face” which makes it so memorable.
There are few images that represent early cinema as memorably as this screen capture from George Melies’ A Trip To The Moon. Audiences were first wowed by the film in 1902. It remains widely recognised as cinema’s first science-fiction film and is loosely based on the popular novels by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells – From Earth to the Moon and The First Men in the Moon.
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