[ExI] shortening attention spans

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 05:13:23 UTC 2011

Anders wrote:
> Similarly, movies have for technical reasons become able to be epic in
> length, and I assume there are economic reasons too (how much would you pay
> for a ticket to a 50 minute movie?). Yet the clipping has become far faster
> - seeing young people encounter Kubrick's 2001 for the first time is
> instructive. They better not try Tarkovsky's Solaris.

Take any 80s action movie. "Predator" is a great example. How fast was
it? I've been rewatching some recently (to my detriment!), and wow,
they move slooowly. You'd be amazed. Give it a shot.


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