A film out of time.
Everyone who was alive when this movie arrived in 1902 has died, and yet it endures to inspire new generations.
Based on several works, including a pair of Jules Verne novels, it was the sensation of its day, laying the groundwork for the next 100+ years of science fiction films.
French filmmaker Georges Méliès, who also plays the main character, was one of the first to employ multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, and dissolves, while using storyboards to plot out scenes.
He walked, so that we could run, and remains one of the true titans of cinema.