I was wondering whether anyone was trying to make Infinite Jest, the Movie, and came across this link instead, where students are/were commissioned to make the fictional oeuvre of The Mad Stork. I like this idea a lot.
Edit: Incidentally, I think IJ would make a better special TV series than a film.
First Solar Eclipse Photograph
Berkowski made the first solar eclipse photograph on July 28, 1851, also using the daguerrotype process, at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kalinigrad in Russia). Berkowski, a local daguerrotypist whose first name was never published, observed at the Royal Observatory. A small 6-cm refracting telescope was attached to the 15.8-cm Fraunhofer heliometer and a 84-second exposure was taken shortly after the beginning of totality.