There are two parts to my question: 1) With no point of divergence before 1800, how far could the technology necessary to jumpstart a functional film industry have advanced without meaningfully speeding up technological advancement outside of anything directly pertaining to this topic? I assume that the first step would be to spot the early photographical industry a few Tesla-level geniuses, but what else would need to happen? 2) Now, regardless of whether our timeline’s Queen Victoria is born and comes to rule the United Kingdom, imagine that the latter half of the 19th century in this timeline is roughly convergent to our own in terms of politics, economics, culture, science, and social development in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere... but for a much, much more mature film industry, one roughly half a century ahead of our own. Feature-length films, animation, and sound pictures are being pioneered in the 1860’s and 1870’s instead of the 1910’s and 1920’s. On the one hand, how would this technology have changed global culture in and of itself? On the other hand, how might the film industry have developed differently on an artistic and corporate level by virtue of cropping up a few decades beforehand?