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Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space suit helmet, in Darth Vader's case in some life-support body suit's helmet.

I heard that this movie [space odyssey] is the first one where a machine rose against man. I think it is also the first film where you hear breathing in a helmet.

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    Well, be that as it may, Kubric embraced dialog-less screen time in this movie. There are many minutes where ALL we hear is the breathing. Including the whole beginning of time beginning of the movie, the actual script couldn't have been more than a very thin book. – CGCampbell Sep 2 '14 at 15:06
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    Since you did not limit the question to space helmets explicitly, Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery, featured an extended diving scene, including a battle underwater. We heard the SCUBA breath sounds repeatedly.... – CGCampbell Sep 2 '14 at 15:52
  • Isnt this trivia? – bobbyalex Sep 3 '14 at 16:23
  • @BobbyAlexander - mmm - I view trivia as more easily searchable stuff. Yes, this could be trivia, but by that measure so could a lot of the site. One could argue that this is a sound technique used to highlight their health (Vader), isolation, or exertion, or the environment that the character is in (space, underwater etc) - and an idea when this was first used might be of interest. – iandotkelly Sep 3 '14 at 16:41

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