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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