Matka kuuhun

1929

Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi

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IMDb Rating 8 10 3

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Reviewed by pro_crustes 9 / 10 / 10

Truly the first serious space movie

As Martin Sheen said in the fine documentary "Space," this movie deals seriously with almost every aspect of a flight to the moon. It makes some dreadful errors that, even in 1929, could and should have been avoided (an atmosphere on the moon, for example). But, it nevertheless treats the subject and the viewer with respect. When I saw this movie at a New York revival house, a live pianist provided the silent film's accompaniment. I encourage you to see it this way, as that somehow made it even easier to put myself in the place of an early 20'th century filmgoer, and see this fine movie for what it was. The story is light, but the beckoning mystery of outer space is captured in a way that will make you feel you know something more than you used to about the people who made, and first saw, these images. And, when you do, remember that real space flight was 30 _years_ away. (Later, you might ponder that the first lunar landing is now _more_ than 30 years ago, but do that after you enjoy this sweet look at, as Fred Pohl put it in another, related, context, "the way the future was.") One extra bit of advice: Keep your ears open at the moment of launch. All of the effects in this movie are, naturally, simple and gray-haired. Nevertheless, when the rocket actually took off, my audience gave an audible reaction because, I think, Lang decided to emphasize an aspect of what a rocket is, and what it can do, that virtually all later film-makers have decided to ignore. They should see this movie, and learn a little something.

Reviewed by Rosabel 10 / 10 / 10

Excellent, despite some slow patches

The new Kino DVD release of 'Woman In The Moon' is a great addition to anyone's Fritz Lang collection. Once again, the new music composed for the film adds tremendously to the experience. I was astounded by how ahead of its time this movie was in terms of its science, and it was no surprise to read that Ufa had a team of science consultants working with Lang to supply realistic details. The use of the rotation of the Earth to provide extra impetus to the rocket, the way the booster rockets were discarded as the spaceship moved further out of the Earth's atmosphere - having grown up watching real moon launches in the 60s, it was astonishing to see the actuality echoed by fiction decades earlier. There was clearly a lot of attention to detail; they even figured out ways of conveying weightlessness in space, which were pretty advanced for the time. The special effect of trying to pour a bottle of wine without gravity was both funny and impressive. The movie is not one of Lang's great masterpieces, and I agree with other comments that point out that it tends to slow down in places. Lang always did like making long, long movies, and when he settled down to tell a story, he could really take his time getting everything perfect. When this involves people just sitting or standing in a room talking, it can get a little tiresome - in one scene, Helius is trying to get through on the phone to his partner Windegger, and it takes so long he has time to snip to pieces a big bouquet of flowers on the table in front of him. I swear, it seems to be happening in real time; if there were something exciting happening in the meantime somewhere else it might have passed more quickly, but we just keep cutting between a scene of a man impatiently holding a phone to his ear and snipping at flowers, and a scene of people sitting at a dinner table listening to a speech. Not even Lang can make this gripping, though I think he was defiantly determined to try. On the other hand, there are places where it works well. The long buildup to the rocket launch is terrific - I would have enjoyed it if it were even longer. The hangar in the darkening scene, lit with jumpy spotlights as the moon begins to rise, the slow, smooth monumental sliding of that massive machinery as the rocket glides forward to its launch position, dwarfing the human beings walking alongside it, and all the beautiful changes of camera angle to draw in the viewer, are very moving. I can see why the Nazis liked Lang and wanted to get their claws into him; if they could have harnessed him to make THEIR kind of movies, he'd have been a real prize for them, another Riefenstahl. 'Woman In The Moon' wasn't a hit at the time, mainly because Lang (as usual) wouldn't listen to the studio heads who wanted some concessions to the coming of sound technology, so it was a dinosaur silent movie when the public was engrossed with something new. But it is definitely worth watching, and its strong points are worth sitting through some tedious slow patches to enjoy.

Reviewed by suchenwi 10 / 10 / 10

Spaceship Friede

Suspend disbelief, or don't. For me, "Frau im Mond" is the most unbelievably lovely movie. I don't want to repeat what others have written, but there's so much more one could say... so here's some notes of mine. Best read them after seeing this film. It really feels this was silent movie's last stand. White-on-black inter-titles were just so out in 1929, they are often avoided (read their lips :), animated (the count-down), once bombed up, or drawn right into the shots (GOLD!...) as earlier seen in Dr. Mabuse, part 2. The supporting hero role of smart Gustav (14 years old - but able to launch the spaceship after some theoretical training, and avid reader of SciFi pulp) surprised me, but charmingly. In Spione, he only had a short part, but here, his was expanded considerably. Maybe marketing considerations - to attract young spectators? The movie wasn't so successful in its days in Germany, as talkies were already spreading. The professor gets to live his lifetime dream to step on the moon (complete with atmosphere testing by lighting three matches) and strike gold - and disappears soon after. I liked him best in the first act, so hungry and so much enjoying the food (and even sparing some for the mouse). "The person currently called Turner" struck me with his Hitler hairdo, matched in-flight with an army jacket, and in general his uncivil behavior (though he gave the best live mask-change I've ever seen). I wonder about his motivation though - why would he sabotage the starship? He couldn't fly it back alone I suppose, and he was representing the interests of the "brains and checkbooks" trust, no? Hans Windegger (Friede's fiancé) was tolerable while on earth, but away from it he appeared as rather one-dimensional space-sick weakling. I might have wished some more positive impressions of him after take-off. Friede (which is a German first name, but also means "peace") was the opposite, always nice and charming. Two times I felt reminded of the role of modern air hostess: when she takes orders for brandy, and instructs the professor to keep the window-shade shut. But did also good as feminist, camerawoman, and nurse - and ultimate heroine. "Captain" Wolf Helius (Willy Fritsch, who is mostly known for smiling sonny-boy roles) had to carry the lost-love sorrow 160 minutes out of 163, but did it heroically, mastering all challenges posed to him, and refraining from wooing Friede though he'd love it so much... After very detailed beginnings, the end is somehow open. Will the spaceship make it back to earth? What will happen to Friede and Wolf? Yet, it's a terrific "happy end", even on repeated viewing.

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