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Georges Méliès

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George Méliès about 1890

Georges Méliès (8 December 1861 - 21 January 1938) was a French illusionist, actor, and moviemaker. He was born in Paris, France where he also died. [1]

He was famous for inventing and using film techniques such as stop trick, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color. [2]

His movies include the first science fiction movies, A Trip to the Moon and The Impossible Voyage, the first horror movie, The Devil's Mansion, and several fantasy movies like Cinderella and The Kingdom of the Fairies. [3]

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