Fantastic film of Paris in the late 1890s

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This late 1890s Lumière film of Paris is amazing. The image is clear and the motion is smooth. Sound was added, which makes the film come alive (I wish they would have colorized it, too). No cars in sight – just horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, and the rare bicycle (why not more bikes?). People are dressed in elaborate outfits – how long did it take them to dress up in the morning? The horse-drawn fire trucks at 3:35 are a highlight. Read the rest