Restored Footage of 1896 Snowball Fight Makes It Seem Like the Fun Happened Yesterday

Early cinema is full of legends, but none as enduring as the legend of the Lumière Brothers’ Arrivée d’un train à la Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat). The fifteen-second reel of a locomotive so startled audiences, allegedly, they scrambled from their seats. German film scholar Martin Loiperdinger calls the anecdote “cinema’s founding … Continue reading Restored Footage of 1896 Snowball Fight Makes It Seem Like the Fun Happened Yesterday