1. Astronomic Club
2. Seven Stars
3. Retour Sur Terre
5. Moon Fever
6. Sonic Armada
7. Who Am I Know?
9. Cosmic Trip
10. Homme Lune
Copyright A Trip to the Moon (1902), by Georges Méliès - original color version restored - 2011 © Lobster Films - Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema - Technicolor Foundation for Cinema HeritageOrder
the official DVD release from Flicker Alley, including the fully restored film, 1-hour documentary, exclusive interview with AIR and more.
4/6 - 4/12 - Chicago, IL @ The Gene Siskel Film Center
4/12 - 4/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ TCM Classic Film Festival
4/13 - 4/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis International Film Festival
4/13 - 4/15 - Washington, DC @ AFI
4/18 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
4/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ International House
4/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ COLCOA Festival
4/27 - 4/29 - Fresno, CA @ The Fresno Film Festival
9/21 - Denver, CO @ Denver Silent Film Festival
"LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE"
Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip To The Moon) is a classic black & white silent film by revered French director Georges Méliès. Released in 1902, this legendary 16-minute film is widely considered one of the most important works in film history, and the very first to use science fiction as its theme, incorporating special effects that were very state-of-the-art at the turn of the 19th century. It was loosely based on two popular novels of the time: Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells The First Men In The Moon.
A hand-colored print, the only one known to survive, was rediscovered in 1993 by the Filmoteca de Catalunya. It was in a state of almost total decomposition, and many years of painstaking, manual restoration took place until 2010, when digital technology finally came to the rescue. Following another year at the Technicolor Lab of Los Angeles, it was ready to share with the world.
Eager to put a contemporary spin on this classic silent film, the producers decided to approach AIR's Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, to compose an original modern soundtrack, an enormous honor for French musicians, considering the film's place in the canon of French cinema. With the aim of premiering at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, AIR set themselves a tight deadline, locking their studio doors and working around the clock to serve these classic images with brave new sounds. Complete with a new soundtrack by AIR, the film debuted at Cannes on May 11, 2011 to immediate and unanimous acclaim.
Spurred on by their work on this short movie, AIR decided to develop the project into a full album inspired by the film. Expanding the original musical themes beyond cinematic instrumentals, the album also features the vocal talents and lyrics of Au Revoir Simone and Victoria Legrand (Beach House). The band's lunar fascinations have been evident since the beginning of their career with the release of the seminal 1998 classic 'Moon Safari'. Now in 2012 Nicolas and JB have returned to explore the further regions of their very unique musical "space".
The three producers of the restored version have agreed to a special Limited Edition version of the AIR album 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune'. This will consist of the album plus a bonus DVD (or digital download) of the restored colorized film with AIR's original film score.
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Premiers Symptomes (1999)
The Virgin Suicides (2000)
10000 Hz. Legend (2001)
Air & Alessandro Baricco (2003)
Talkie Walkie (2004)
Pocket Symphony (2007)
Love 2 (2009)