The Conquest of the Pole (1912) – Georges Melies

Using Jules Verne’s Voyages Extraordinaires series as its inspiration, the next stop in DK Books’ The Movie Book is the highly enjoyable The Conquest of the Pole from the brilliant French showman, Georges Melies. The film follows a muktin-national team of explorers, occasionally interferered with by a group of Suffragettes who are planning on exploring…

The Impossible Voyage (1904) – Georges Melies

Also known as Whirling the Worlds, Melies next masterpiece is my port of call as I continue exploring the trailblazing work of the French showman, thanks to DK Books’ The Movie Book. Running about twenty minutes, the short uses Jules Verne’s Journey Through the Impossible as its basis. A group of explorers and an inventor…

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) – Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

  Michael J. Fox, Disney and Joss Whedon, sounds good to me! The next film in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book for me to take a look at is this animated film that saw Joss being one of the writers who contributed to the story that tells what happened to the original inhabitants of Atlantis, and…

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) – Brad Peyton

  I’m quite enjoying my time spent with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book so far, I’ve enjoyed watching different iterations of the same story and seeing how it’s updated, changed, or adapted. After my viewing of the 1961 version of Mysterious Island, the only other theatrical version of note to take a look at was this…

A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne

  I received a huge tome of Jules Verne novels and stories when I was very young, and I remember having difficulty with some of it as I plunged through the tales, but with my digging into the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I thought it was high-time that I went back and enjoyed them properly. Let…

Mysterious Island (1961) – Cy Endfield

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues its exploration of the cinematic Jules Verne. I’ve previously covered the highly enjoyable Walt Disney version of 20,000 Leagues, so up next is Mysterious Island, which serves as a bit of a sequel to Leagues as it sees the appearance of Captain Nemo; this time played by Herbert Lom…

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) – Eric Brevig

  Jules Verne, his writing, and the films inspired by his creations is next up in the Sci-Fi Chronicles (I’m loving this book so far, and I’ve barely started it). I’ve previously covered the definitive cinematic version of Journey to the Center of the Earth, the 1959 version starring James Mason and Pat Boone. The only other…

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

  So Disney shows up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with this classic from 1954. Based on the classic tale by Jules Verne, Disney pulled out all the stops and brought a lavish, extravagant production to the big screen, with an all-star cast including James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre. The film, set…

Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

That special certain someone who picked me up the 101 Horror Movies to See Before You Die has done it again. This time she gave me 101 Sci-Fi movies to see before you die. Now, while I haven’t finished the horror movies yet, I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit,…

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

I’m not quite sure how this film was missed in my upbringing, but I never saw it, though I do love Jules Verne. The man had a brilliant imagination and even today, his stories can fire us up, instill in us that sense of wonder and exploration that for me is the height of adventure….

Putting My Kindle To Work!

I have to tell you, I love books, I love the tangible weight of them in my hands, I life the heft of them, I like to look atop my bedside dresser and see the pile of books yet to read. I will never swear off the tactile experience of turning pages and digging my…