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George Melies
France
Inducted in 2015


Early cinema pioneer

This French filmmaker was a pioneer in the early days of cinema. He created what many regard as the first science fiction (silent) film, 1902’s A Trip to the Moon; it was loosely based on stories of lunar voyages written by both Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. With a length of fourteen minutes, A Trip to the Moon was the longest motion picture ever produced at the time.