Monday, July 15, 2013

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)

The subject matter of the movie is the subjectivity of truth. One same Crime. 4 different versions.

Claimed to be the movie that introduced Japanese Cinema to the world.


A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune - 1902

"A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film. It is loosely based on two popular novels of the time: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells

The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and utilizes innovative animation and special effects, including the iconic shot of the rocketship landing in the moon's eye"- Youtube Mittinscat1

Le Voyage dans la Lune on Youtube

The movie "Hugo" was related to the director George Méliès and you can find the moon prop from Le Voyage in the movie when he was burning it.

And i have a feeling that Le voyage also had an influence in The Smashing Pumpkins MTV : Tonight Tonight.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight

Let's start appreciating films shall we.