"I expect to spend four to five hours on an image this complex." There are 25 frames per second in a film. The film is 100 minutes long according to wikipedia. So, according to this article, to "Imitate" A Scanner Darlky, which it implies is possible, following the instructions on this page it would take (((5*25)*60)*100)/24 = 31,250 days = 85.62 years. 85 years it would take to "Imitate a scanner darkly" following these instructions.
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