“Win or failure?” L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat

2. L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat

“+” Just imagine what would happened if the train did not come – let’s say it was late or crashed during the journey. Lumière brothers with ready to film cameras waited for a train until the dark and then showed to a friends the three hours’ empty platform, rails and dancing cigarette butt. The history of world cinema could be considered as finished.

“-” Hardly a locomotive driver dreamed about bowed his name right and left in the textbooks for filmmakers, and incidentally become a member of one of the worst scenes in the story. I think he just wanted to get out of the cab and go home. But Lumiere brothers willfully invaded his privacy and make him owning by the history, which is not only immoral, but also a criminal offense.