Georges Méliès is a very important part of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Georges Méliès (pronounced mel-YEZ) was a famous filmmaker who worked from the 1890s through the 1920s. He made the world’s first science fiction movie. It was called A Trip to the Moon, and it was really magical and strange.
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The movie was made in 1902. I saw it a long time ago and I thought to myself, “one day I would like to write a story about the man who made this film.” If you’d like more detailed information about the life of Georges Méliès, please click here.
You can click here for a list of all of the movies that Georges Méliès ever made.
Click here if you’d like to buy a DVD called Méliès the Magician which has a documentary about Méliès and several of his films, including A Trip to the Moon.
Click here if you would like to know more about A Trip to the Moon, his most famous film.
Paul Clee wrote a good book for children about early cinema called Before Hollywood. It includes a chapter about the working life of Georges Méliès. If you’d like to buy this book, please see Order Books.
A rock group called The Smashing Pumpkins made a music video a few years ago which was based on the movies of Georges Méliès. Click here to check it out...it's really awesome.