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Published on Jun 4, 2007
Woman in the Moon, or in original German, Frau im Mond was a science fiction silent film released in 1929, and is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films. The title Frau im Mond translates to "Woman in the Moon". It was written and directed by Fritz Lang, based on the novel Die Frau im Mond (1928, translated as The Rocket to the Moon) by his then-wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou. The film is a strange mixture of accurate science and incorrect guesses. The basics of rocket travel are presented to a mass audience for the first time. The idea that the moon rocket Friede would be submerged in water before launch was incorrect. Though the special effects used in the movie were innovative for their time, the movie was not a financial success, and also since most of the public began considering silent movies a thing of the past in 1929. Part 1 has been heavily edited to fit the time restraints. Stay tuned for Part 2 which features the landing on the moon!