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may 13, 1896 - George Méliès

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-Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès, was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

-Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards.

-His most notable films include, A Trip to the Moon and the Impossible Voyage, which are considered the most important early science fiction/fantasy films.

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may 13, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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