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Jeff Mills Scores Silent Sci-Fi Classic ‘A Trip to the Moon’

The 1902 film gets a modern update.
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Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills has composed a new score for the recently rereleased French silent film A Trip to the Moon.

The 1902 classic follows a group of astronauts who travel to the moon. According to Filmsite Movie Review, it is credited as the first science-fiction film, and it is also considered one of the most influential films of the 20th century. It starred and was written, produced, designed, and directed by Georges Méliès, who in turn took inspiration from Jules Verne novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon.

As THUMP explored in an in-depth interview back in 2014, Mills loves him some science fiction. Prior to scoring A Trip to the Moon, Mills contributed soundtracks to 1966 film Fantastic Voyage and 1929's Woman in the Moon. We also took him to an observatory earlier this year.

The updated film is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray, and the soundtrack will be released on CD in 2017. Watch the film in its original state below.