The Art of Slow Motion in Film
by The Discarded Image
It’s used heavily in action movies from Sam Peckinpah to John Woo, it can be used to express superhuman powers in Fantasy and Sci-Fi, to help us focus on details, and to get us inside the head of a character. In this video essay Julian Palmer looks at the many ways filmmakers use—slow motion.
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