Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune;
1902 French made black and white silent science fiction film. The film is based on two popular novels of the time, tightly adhered to the originals: the journey to the moon by Jules Verne and the first man on the moon written by H. G. Wells.
The script was written by Georges Melies with the help of his brother Gaston, and the film was again directed by Georges Melies. The movie takes 14 minutes when played at 16 frames per second.
Trip to the Moon has become very popular over the years it was first shown and it is the best-known film among the hundreds of fantasy films Melies shoots. The film is also considered as the first science fiction film of the history of cinema and the first film to use innovative animation and special effects in cinema history by many people at the same time.