Friday, January 6, 2012

A Trip to Mars (1910)


Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company in 1910 'A Trip To Mars' is one of the earliest American scifi films. It's short and worth a watch or at least a scrub through. The martian is particularity interesting.

Synopsis: After inventing an anti-gravity powder, a man uses it on himself to propel himself to Mars.





2 comments:

  1. How fascinating!
    I had no idea good old Edison was involved in filmmaking.

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  2. Interesting indeed! However, it looks like Edison didn't have much to do with the films other then owning the production company. Here's some more trivia 'The first commercially exhibited motion pictures in the United States were from Edison, and premiered at a Kinetoscope parlor in New York City on April 14, 1894.' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edison_Studios

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