Share your thoughts and reactions to A Trip to the Moon here. I've also posted the frame I pulled from the film (which is at 6:48). A Google search will turn up a variety of versions of this film available for viewing online. None have the same exact print or soundtrack as the one we watched in class.
Trip to the Moon
What did you think of the films we watched in the first week? Do you enjoy watching early or "older" films or do you find them strange or alienating?
Here are the readings on m-e-s I referenced in class:
Please note that these sources provide differing interpretations of mise-en-scéne, and that both are also distinct from the understanding I am presenting in class (remember that you will be able to link to those presentations from the Calendar).
*This presentation is based on Louis Giannetti, Understanding Movies (2007), chapter 2, 49-101, which is available at Hamersly Library.
Begin practicing analysis of mise-en-scéne in comments to this entry and with the following images from A Trip to the Moon and The Great Train Robbery:
Trip to the Moon at 9:28:
Great Train Robbery at 2:43: