Lumière Brothers, the beginnings of film and so much else
These early films by Auguste and Louis Lumière are so beautiful. But I can't help feeling like "eeep, they were on the brink, on the very edge of something; they embraced modernity with so much hope, and look what has happened. Look how the countryside was emptied. Look what the factories did, what they became, how they changed the course of human interaction and of human interaction with the earth." Eeep.