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What would a Victorian make of today's films?

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When George Melies presented 'Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station' in 1896, audience screamed and ducked because they thought a real train was coming towards them. If a Victorian were to see a 3D - or any film from today - how do you think they would react?

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I imagine they would be equally impressed and horrified - especially given how graphic today's films can be in terms of sex and violence.
by Vee
I agree with Vee. Not only would they be terrified - probably think it i real - but they would also be horrified by the amount of sex/innuendo/etc, which they would consider completely inappropriate.

In contrast, I think George Melies would be utterly mesmerised and enchanted by the experience.
I suspect they would be enthralled with all the technology but would also quickly feel obsolete. There would be little place for any person from that far in the past. We grow up learning and adapting to our level of technology, it becomes ingrained in us, and someone from the past wouldn't have that luxury. Things we take for granted, they likely couldn't even conceive of.
They would not be able to comprehend our films. A lot has changed within a hundred years after all.
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