A Trip to the Moon

Friday, November 11, 2011

Serge Bromberg, of Lobster Films, discusses the hand-painted color version of Georges Méliès’ “Le Voyage dans la lune” (“A Trip to the Moon”) (1902), unseen for 109 years until its glorious new restoration by Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage, and talks about the world premiere of his and Eric Lange’s 2011 documentary “The Extraordinary Voyage.”  “The Extraordinary Voyage” and “A Trip to the Moon,” are both playing as part of MoMA’s “To Save and Protect” program.


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Comments [6]

Lulu from Manhattan

Is your guest familiar with Brian Selznick's book INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET -- which was turned into a film to be released in a few weeks?

Nov. 11 2011 12:55 PM
Mark from NJ

Very interesting and meaty interview.

Nov. 11 2011 12:52 PM
Joe Pearce from Brooklyn, N.Y.

People may not recall this anymore, but back in 1952, when the original Cinerama
film was shown, it was preceded by what I think was a full showing (if not, certainly a significant portion) of the black and whiteA TRIP TO THE MOON to demonstrate, through host Lowell Thomas's words, how far film had come in a half-century. I was only 13, but already a film veteran, and I had never heard of the film or of Georges Melies before, a condition obtaining for just about everybody sitting in that Capitol Theater audience. We've come a long way since then.

Nov. 11 2011 12:52 PM
The Lopate Show

Thanks for letting us know. We've added another link about the screenings!

Nov. 11 2011 12:51 PM
Richard from New York City

Nov. 11 2011 12:48 PM
MTFenster from Manhattan

Using the MoMa link in the description I found no reference to the above mentioned films?

Nov. 11 2011 11:33 AM

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