March Melies Madness! – Panorama From Top of a Moving Train [ Panorama pris d’un train en marche] (1898)

From the top of a moving train carriage, looking straight ahead over the roofs of the other carriages and over the steam engine pulling them, Méliès takes the viewer along a suburban Paris line, under bridges, past assorted buildings, and through a station. This is an example of a phantom ride, one of the earliest genres in film and popular at the end of the 19th century.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223880/

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2 Responses to “March Melies Madness! – Panorama From Top of a Moving Train [ Panorama pris d’un train en marche] (1898)”

  1. StevenMPaquin Says:

    Reminds me of the 11 minute film from 1906 San Francisco. A camera on a rail car travels all the way down market street to the Ferry Building. Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-20019755-10391709.html?tag=contentBody;currentVideoInfo

  2. chrisgiddens Says:

    Wonderful footage 🙂


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