Draw Me The Man In The Moon

Woman in the moon

Man in the moonThis ended up being a woman in the moon rather than a man in the moon. It kind of reminds me of the bizarre man in the moon from the 1902 silent movie ‘Le Voyage dans la lune‘ (A Trip to the Moon), although all men in the moon tend to look a little strange I guess!

If you haven’t seen the original movie I’d urge you to take a look (below). It’s only 15 minutes long and is incredible for something filmed in 1902, it’s so inventive! It was also the first ever science fiction movie. It’s fascinating to see what people thought the moon would be like half a century before we actually went to the moon. It’s full of suprises which you just wouldn’t get now: wasp-like jumping aliens, snow, oh and the stars are much prettier than the moon!

 

I love the fact that the space ship landed in the moon’s eye!

Man in the moon

Photo from ‘Le Voyage dans la lunesource and copyright: This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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