When played it shows a copy of the Lumière film 'The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station', but the train that it projects actually becomes real, crashing into anything in its path. It also destroys the surface onto which the film was originally projected, as this is where the train manifests.
The train flickers and disappears shortly after the movie is over.
Used by Pete to open a way to the Lehmann Fornax.
Real World Connection[edit | edit source]
L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat (translated from French into English as The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (US) and The Arrival of the Mail Train, and in the United Kingdom the film is known as Train Pulling into a Station) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière. Contrary to myth, it was not shown at the Lumières' first public film screening on 28 December 1895 in Paris, France: the programme of ten films shown that day makes no mention of it. Its first public showing took place in January 1896.
The film is associated with a well-known urban legend, where upon the first viewing of the movie the audience became so overwhelmed by the image of a life-sized moving train that they all panicked and either ran to the back of the theater or outright fled for fear of the train bursting through the wall. The veracity of this legend has been debated as the audience could have just as likely assumed the film was the product of a camera obscura, the only other method at the time to create a naturalistic moving mage, implying that an actual train might have been nearby.
Contributing to the skepticism is the fact that the film was not only silent and devoid of color, but also grainy and flickered often.