Is 2001 "too slow"?

A new video basically takes 2001's imagery and squishes most of its 
narrative arc into 5 minutes . . .

If anything, the video demonstrates -- by contrast -- that the real 
power of 2001 lies in its slow but hypnotic pacing . . . when very 
little is happening overtly, even the slightest motions or actions 
assume much greater significance. The "slowness" of 2001 "trains" the 
viewer to watch hypervigilantly, in effect creates a new attention span 
for the viewer for the duration of the film . . .

                                                                 (J.K.)

The denser the information source, the slower the pace required to
"read" the information. We miss details that fly by.

Also, pace creates MOOD.

                                                                 (B.K.)
 

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