Filming The 400 Blows. Jean-Pierre Léaud. Villers-sur-Mer. 1958.

One of the most iconic shots in cinema: A tracking shot – filmed in December, 1958, on the beach of Villers-sur-Mer, Normandy. Photo by stills photographer Andre Dino.

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