3.24.10 "The Man in the Moon"

This is perhaps the most famous (and most comical) still frame from Georges Melies' 1902 silent film "A Trip to the Moon." Loosely based on From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells, it was the first science fiction film and met great acclaim at the time of its release. The above image portrays the man in the moon, as he watches the astronomers' capsule approaching him and is subsequently hit in the eye. The sequence in the movie is made comical because the texture of the moon seems to be of cream cheese.

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