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Claire de Terre

Earlier this week, Tripitaka showed us George Melies' masterpiece Le voyage dans la Lune (1902) and his astounding Voyage à travers l'impossible (1904). Fanciful and comic in parts, visionary in others, it's worth watching just so you can say you watched a "sci-fi flick from the beginning of the 20th century". Both are highly recommended!

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Banazir

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banazir
Aug. 10th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
Moon ORCS!
Hey, that's a mighty nice Supes icon. I only have this one of Brandon Routh as Kal-El of Krypton. Are there any sources you recommend? I'm looking for one denoting "honor", though any icon from the comics, films, or TV series will do.

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Banazir
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banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
Superman icon
I had an epiphany last night when trying to get to sleep. Thanks for reminding me!

TRUTH: Kryptonian 'S' symbol from Birthright
JUSTICE: a Kryptonian face, maybe Jor-El
HONOR: Kal-El in costume cf. above

Have you got a blank of the last that I can use?

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Banazir
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banazir
Aug. 16th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Re: Superman icon
Thanks very much!

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Banazir
niennanir
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
'Le voyage dans la Lune' is still one of my favorites. It probably embodies my obsession with space flight.

Which would be why I was so tickled to see it turn up at the end of the 'From the Earth to the Moon' Mini series.
banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
From the Earth to the Moon
Is that a movie of the Jules Verne book?

IIRC, the book and the above movies were almost contemporary, right?

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Banazir
niennanir
Aug. 15th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: From the Earth to the Moon
'From the Earth to the Moon' (HBO, 1998) chronicles the Apollo missions and was produced by Ron Howard and Tom Hanks who narrates. The 12 part series depicts each of the manned Apollo flights beginning with Kennedy's 'We choose to go to the moon' speech and ending with the Apollo 17 mission. Interlaced in the final episode is the story of the production of Georges Melies' groundbreaking film.

The series is now available on DVD and I highly recommend it to history buffs and Sci-Fi lovers alike. It plays more like a drama than a historical documentary and HBO spared no expense in the acting or the effects. It's a real gem
niennanir
Aug. 15th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: From the Earth to the Moon
Oh... I forgot,
the original film was based off of the contemporary works of both Jules Verne and HG Wells
figgylicious
Aug. 11th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
I love that movie!

it's featured heavily in the last episode of "From the Earth to the Moon", it contrasts the making of it to the last voyage to the moon. It's very, very, very well done and you should definetely check it out!
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