Film I would be remiss in not mentioning this surprising addition to McSweeney's, what could well be the first film review, written by one Maxim Gorky about the work of the Lumiere Brothers. It's introduced by Walter Murch and though Gorky's words amount to little more than a description of what he sees, his excitement is infectious. If that wasn't enough, the linked page also includes very early colour photography from Russia, images taken in 1909! Intrigued, I attempted a Google search and found pages and pages of them, a technicolour world more usually seen in black and white. Though there were certainly experiments before then, I don't remember the results being quite so breathtakingly vibrant [via].

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