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THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE
2011, Lobster Films, 78 min, France, Dir: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange

This fascinating documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Georges Méliès’ fantastical “A Trip to the Moon” to its original 1902 colors - from film archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange of Lobster Films acquiring a severely damaged color print in 1999, to the tedious task of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate prints in order to digitize them, to the two-year process of discovering the images on those fragments, to the eight-year wait for technology to become available for Lobster Films to access the images on the digitized hard drive. Includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers such as Costa-Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès’ enduring significance to cinema.


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