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The extraordinary voyage [electronic resource] / directed by Eric Lange and Serge Bromberg ; produced by Marianne Lere.

Publication:
Los Angeles : Flicker Alley, 2011.
Format/Description:
Video
1 streaming video file (66 min.) : sd., b&w
Series:
Silent film online

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Subjects:
Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938.
Trip to the moon (Motion picture).
Motion picture film -- Preservation.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
This edition in English.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
The Extraordinary Voyage is a fascinating documentary directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange about the life of Georges Melies and the magic of film history and preservation. It chronicles the journey of A Trip to the Moon from the fantastical Melies' production in 1902 to the astonishing rediscovery of a nitrate print in color in 1993, to the premiere of the new restoration on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. The story of Moon's restoration to its original 1902 colors unfolds as Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange acquire a severely damaged color print from the Filmoteca de Catalunya in 1999 and then begin the tedious task of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate prints to be able to digitize them. It took two years to discover the images on those fragments, which were then stored on a hard drive for 8 years as the technology available at the time did not allow Lobster Films to continue the landmark restoration. The documentary includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers, including Costa Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Melies' enduring significance to cinema.
Notes:
Title from title frames (Silent Film Online, viewed Apr. 4, 2014).
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Silent film online). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Bromberg, Serge. , Director
Lange, Eric. , Director
Lere, Marianne. , Producer
OCLC:
881550389
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.