Film

The incredible Shrinking Man

Jack Arnold, English spoken, Dutch subtitles

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FRI. 28 MARCH
Film
17:30 - 18:50
Cinema 4

SAT. 29 MARCH
Film
21:50 - 23:10
Cinema 3

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 Nature’s.”

“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

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