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Bob Mondello On Going To The Moon — At The Movies

Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, was the first motion picture to visit the moon — and one of the first films with a plot.

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Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, was the first motion picture to visit the moon — and one of the first films with a plot.

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As a college sophomore, I knew exactly what the Apollo astronauts would find when they arrived on the moon: a desolate rockscape, craters shining white in reflected earthglow — and a big, black monolith.

Stanley Kubrick showed us all of that in the top-grossing movie of 1968 — 2001: A Space Odyssey — a

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/19/741866451/hollywood-shoots-the-moon-117-years-of-lunar-landings-at-the-movies

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