Cinematic Space Trips
What are the most influential space movies?
Originally published October 3, 2016
Georges Méliès’ A Trip To the Moon has left an indelible mark on the space-exploration film. Humankind's desire to explore space has been a great inspiration for cinema, attracting such filmmakers as Fritz Lang, Stanley Kubrick, and Ridley Scott to interpret it. This video takes the simple story arc of A Trip To the Moon—to space and back again!—but weaves contemporary films in with Méliès’ classic. The result is a journey not just through space, but through cinema.