True, it's hard to know what to actually cut from a film like this. Pointless to speculate really. Technically the most "cuttable" stuff is all the painting-like slow shots of the scenery and whatnot, but that's the best thing about the movie so there's no winning really. Just gotta accept that the movie is hella long.
I did spot Wolf Kahler, my friend who i was watching the film with pointed out that he almost looks like a real life version of handsome Squidward.
I'm not sure if I've seen Ryan O'Neal in anything else.
Oh yeah, so many damn zooms.
I kinda wish that Kubrick had the steadicam a few years earlier. ACO and BL both would have benefited from it greatly I think.