Paris. December 28, 1895. An audience takes their seats in Le Salon Indien du Grand Café, paying a franc each to view the first ever publicly projected film, “Train Pulling Into a Station.” The pioneering brothers Lumière dim the lights, and a moving picture of less than a minute in length begins, opening with a shot of passengers waiting at Marseilles La Ciotat Station. As a locomotive began to roll closer in the shot, the audience immediately jumps from their seats, scrambling to the exits in fear for their lives.


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