Conquest of the North Pole (1912)

15 Dec
Director  Georges Méliès
Producer  Blackhawk Films
Length  13 min
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:
Call #  FILM Ma177
Genre  feature
Rare  no
Online  yes; YouTube
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


Written and directed by Georges Méliès, who made over 500 films between 1896-1913. He was an early pioneer of special effects using stop-motion, and he was also the first filmmaker to use techniques such as the fade-in, the fade-out, and the dissolve to create the first real narrative films. Conquest of the North Pole is based on the Jules Verne novel. This is a restored copy by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, IA; current owner of Blackhawk’s catalog calls it “a very much abridged version.”

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