Approximately 88 minutes out of 141 in "2001: A Space Odyssey"are without dialogue! As people walked out of the theatre, they couldn't stop talking about this series of colorful shots of shooting though space! To this very day, they still haven't stopped!!!
This would have been a good opportunity to put in some killer rock music, and that really would have taken this film to an even higher level than it has already attained, but Stanley opted for whatever you want to call this, it's not exactly music, but more like The sounds of shooting through space at 80 gazillion miles a second!!!
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These shots of Keir Dullea as Dr. Dave Bowman are some of the best Hollywood ever had to offer!
The process that was used to create these wild, kaleidoscopic images is known as "Slitscan Photography". It was developed by Douglas Trumbull, one of the special photographic effects supervisors on the film!
Haven't seen it lately? Now's a good time to try it again, it's still as confusing as ever!! Don't know what I'm talking about? Go get a copy!!!