“Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat”

I found this short silent film clip interesting because it took a simple event- a train arriving- and turned it into a bustling event. The background of the film created an atmosphere of activity and anticipation for the arrival. People getting off the train were pictured as in a hurry. The element of the motion of the train moving must have surprised past audiences because they were not used to the concept.

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