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Need an uplifting mid-morning moment? Have a gander at this bit of progress. The Lumière Brothers’ 1895 short, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat is doubtless one of the most famous historical film clips. You’ve almost certainly seen the 50-second movie at some point in your life – but not like this. If you want to cut straight to the chase, you’ll find both the original and the levelled-up version, arranged by YouTuber Denis Shiryaev, below.
The silent film shows a steam locomotive arriving at the French coastal town of La Ciotat, alongside passengers waiting to board. Like most early Lumière Brothers films, L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat consists of a single, unedited view illustrating an aspect of everyday life. There is no camera movement; the entire film consists of one continuous shot in real-time.