A Trip to the Moon (Colorized) (1902) – Video

Subtending this film is a satire of social hierarchy: the interplanetary explorers’ stint at the Selenites’ court mirrors the hierarchical structure depicted at the scientific congress, as Barbenfouillis presides over his scientific disciples, the power conferred upon him by his intellectual prowess as arbitrary and absurd as that invoked by the crustacean king.
– Elizabeth Ezra

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