Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fun Film History

Welcome to my first Fun Film History!
My goal is to provide a BRIEF yet interesting snip-it of film history to my readers.
We all go to the movies and it is nice to pay respect to the forefather's of film.

Today we are looking at Georges Méliès.
AKA the Father of Special Effects and sometimes referred to as the Cinemagician. This French filmmaker of the 1890's created the dissolve and stop motion effects. He was a stage magician and brought magic to the film world, where he starred in most of his own films. His most famous include "The Untamable Whiskers" and "A Trip to the Moon." Enjoy!

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