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"Eduardo A. Russo" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 6 Mar 2004 23:48:28 -0300
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Dear Gloria

_The arrival..._ wasn't among the original schedule, as you can see at the
Musée Lumiére website ( The story was
researched by Jacques Aumont (L' oeil interminable, 1989) and actually had
the profile of an urban legend. However, in Buenos Aires, one person
--really nervous-- fell of the first floor of the theater in the premiére of
the Cinematograph when the train was coming, and was injured. An anonymous
journalist wrote that story in an important argentine newspaper on july

Best regards

Dr. Eduardo A. Russo
Profesor Titular
Teoría del Lenguaje Audiovisual
Teoría de la Crítica
Facultad de Bellas Artes
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
54 11 48 23 92 70

>       Can anybody confirm the story of the 28 December 1895
> screenings, when viewers ran out of the auditorium upon seeing *The
> Arrival of the Train at the Station* because they couldn't
> distinguish between reality and representation?  I am asking because
> when MoMa recreated that evening 100 years later, with the same exact
> screening schedule, *The Arrival* wasn't among the films shown.
>       Thank you,
>       Gloria Monti
> ______________________________
> gloria monti, PH.D.
> cinema studies program
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