Ultimate science-fiction film that pushes the idea of shrinking to its limits. The incredible shrinking man visualises this concept, loved by both artists and scientists, in a unique way.
The film is touching and compelling. The final speech is famous and one of the most transcendent moments in the science-fiction film: So close - the infinitesimal and the infinite. But sudcdenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet, like the closing of a gigantic circle.
I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens ... the universe ... worlds beyond number ... God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of Man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon Nature. That existence begins and ends is Man's conception, not Natures.
And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away, and in their place came - acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation -- it had to mean something. And then I meant something too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something too. To God, there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!
Schitterende trailer film ingesproken door Orson Welles