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Georges Méliès

also known as Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès
(8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938)

Georges Méliès was an early French filmmaker and illusionist, known for being one of the first to introduce theatricality and a sense of spectacle into individual movies, and his pioneering usage of special effects to create images using the unique properties of film as a medium that could not have been made before. Creating cinematic interpretations of the works of writers like Jules Verne or H. G. Wells, Méliès is often considered a founder of the genre of fantasy and science fiction in film as well.

  • A Trip to the Moon (1902).