The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Georges Méliès is a very important part of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Georges Méliès (pronounced mel-YEZ) was a famous filmmaker who worked from the 1890s through the 1920s. He made the world’s first science fiction movie. It was called A Trip to the Moon, and it was really magical and strange.

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The movie was made in 1902. I saw it a long time ago and I thought to myself, “one day I would like to write a story about the man who made this film.” If you’d like more detailed information about the life of Georges Méliès, please click here.

You can click here for a list of all of the movies that Georges Méliès ever made.

Click here to listen to Brian interviewed by Marco Werman on PRI's The World. They discuss Georges Melies and an amazing new DVD collection of Melies's films.

Click here if you’d like to buy a DVD called Méliès the Magician which has a documentary about Méliès and several of his films, including A Trip to the Moon.

Click here if you would like to know more about A Trip to the Moon, his most famous film.

Paul Clee wrote a good book for children about early cinema called Before Hollywood. It includes a chapter about the working life of Georges Méliès. If you’d like to buy this book, please see Order Books.

A rock group called The Smashing Pumpkins made a music video a few years ago which was based on the movies of Georges Méliès. Click here to check it's really awesome.