Darkness was such an integral aspect of daily life in earlier times. Today we live with light proliferation. Take yourself back to the darkness prior to electric lights, prior to 19th C. gas lighting, and all the way back to the 18th C. with only candlelight, torchlight, and fireplaces. Above is a scene from Barry Lyndon, a period drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. To recreate the feel of the 18th century, Kubrick used natural lighting, candlelight, and special lenses from NASA used in the Apollo moon landings.