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First Men in the Moon
- Director: Nathan Juran
- Release Date: 20 November 1964 (USA)
- Writers: Nigel Kneale (screenplay) & Jan Read (screenplay) ...
- Run Time: 103 min
- Country: UK
- Genre: Adventure , Sci-Fi
Watch movie: First Men in the Moon (1964)
Tagline: H.G. Wells' Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!
Trivia: This is the only one of Ray Harryhausen's movies to be shot in Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) due to the difficulty of compositing images in his Dynamation Process. Many of the models had to be sculpted in the "squeezed" dimensions so that when they were photographed with an anamorphic lens, they would appear in their normal shape.
Goofs: Factual errors: The lunar eclipse takes place far too fast, and the Earth should look much larger than the Sun, not about the same size.
"Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring that the moon is taken for Queen Victoria proving that the astronauts were not the first men on the moon. On Earth, an investigation team finds the last of the Victorian crew - a now aged Arnold Bedford and he tells them the story of how he and his girlfriend, Katherine Callender, meet up with a inventor, Joseph Cavor, in 1899. Cavor has invented Cavorite, a paste that will allow anything to deflect gravity and he created a sphere that will actually take them to the moon. Taking Arnold and accidently taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take a unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors.."