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nicolino's avatar


all the DOUCHEBAG USERS who mocked this movie should be banned forever from this community. You all watch movies just because of people like the Lumiers. Shame on you, unrespectful morons!
11 years 5 months ago
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The Last Baron

It was powerful stuff when it first came out. Audiences literally jumped from their seats because they thought the train was going to come right through the screen. It's the earliest example of the power of cinema.
14 years 3 months ago
JCS's avatar


My favourite part was when the train arrived!
12 years 2 months ago
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12 years 8 months ago
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11 years 9 months ago
Matt Addis's avatar

Matt Addis

What is it about these lumier bros shorts that are so addictive? I always end up watching 40 or 50 of them at a time and wasting an entire afternoon.
2 years 9 months ago
jmars's avatar


Best quality here:
4 years ago
Siskoid's avatar


Cinema's love affair with trains starts with the Lumière Brothers' The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat, a 50-second documentary that's as simple as it gets. A train arrives, people get off it. Simple slice of life. The end. And yet, you can see how they were already thinking of film as a visual medium, and the shot, though static, is composed. A lot of it is a demonstration in perspective and movement. Watching it several times, you might find it interesting to see passengers look at the camera with suspicion, or affect the railway employee who hurries along without breaking into a run.
5 years 2 months ago
Peeorpoo's avatar


WOW, THIS MOVIE HAS EVERYTHING! Good character development, good cinematography, good plot. 10/10
10 years 7 months ago
shydee's avatar


the first half starts out slow, but then it really gripped me in the latter stages of the film
11 years 11 months ago
BlueVoid's avatar


Similar to 'Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory', this should be viewed as a piece of history rather than any sort of entertainment. The 50 second film just shows a train pulling into a station. That's it. Nothing spectacular. What is amazing is that it is one of the first motion pictures ever made, and the impact it had on the cinema world. It does have a bit over the Lumiere Factory short in that its a bit more crisp and there is the 'excitement' of the train pulling in. Not exactly edge-of-your-seat cinema, but groundbreaking for the time.
13 years 8 months ago
Phyrexian's avatar


@ deepak1990, it seems that You Tube video is another movie. The correct one should be this one: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L%27arriv%C3%A9e_d%27un_train_%C3%A0_La_Ciotat_(1895)_-_fr%C3%A8res_Lumi%C3%A8re.webm
4 years 5 months ago
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Mr DeMille

The Lumieres' best.
13 years 5 months ago
Torgo's avatar


Great link by jmarasco! They've done a few amazing things with this in the last years. Of course they're not natural or perfect, but show what's possible with such old material. And surely an improvement over the stuff we had on Youtube when ICM started.

4K 60fps:

Cheap yet effective attempt at colorization:
3 years 4 months ago
weirdboy's avatar


I hope all those actors signed release forms!
7 years 9 months ago

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