Georges Méliès
  • 8 December 1861
  • Paris, France
  • Male
  • French

Georges Méliès

Biography

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards. His films include A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), both involving strange, surreal journeys somewhat in the style of Jules Verne, and are considered among the most important early science fiction films, though their approach is closer to fantasy. (cc-by-sa wikipedia)

Filmography

Movie NameRelease Date
A Trip to the Moon October 4, 1902
L’affaire Dreyfus November 4, 1899
The Famous Box Trick January 1, 1970
Four Heads Are Better Than One December 1, 1898
A Trip to the Moon December 1, 1898
After the Ball, the Bath January 1, 1897
La prise de Tournavos January 1, 1897
The Sign of the Cross June 30, 1900
The Man with the Rubber Head January 1, 1970
Cinderella December 25, 1899
The House of the Devil December 1, 1896