Instead of the jerky movements we're used to seeing in early film, the footage has been slowed down to a more natural pace. Instead of adding a (sometimes really dire) music sound track, there are the noises of horse traffic, bicycle bells and people talking. Watching this, I had a real sense of people wearing clothes, not people in costume. I loved the kid who stood right in front of the camera until poked out of the way with an umbrella. And those moving walkways in the snow - if I had seen this before writing Slightly Jones and the Case of the Hidden City, set in 1890s Paris, I would definitely have found a way to include them in the story!
* Peter Jackson's piece They Shall Not Grow Old, done as a commission from the Imperial War Museum, is another example, though I haven't summoned up the courage to watch it yet. (There's a short news report on it here.)
Joan Lennon's website.
Joan Lennon's blog.
Slightly Jones and the Case of the Hidden City.