Great Scenes: “The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat”

When Auguste and Louis Lumière
first screened their short film, “The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” in 1896, the audience was so alarmed by the sight of a life-sized train coming their way, they screamed in panic and ran to the back of the room. Who needs 3D when all you need is good framing right?

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