Slow motion is used and manipulated in all sorts of ways with all sorts of purposes. Think about how slow motion allowed the Wachowski siblings to illustrate Neo’s control of his digital environment in The Matrix. Or how Pete Travis employed slow motion to convey the use of the futuristic drug, Slo-Mo. Or the opening of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull, with Jake LaMotta dancing around a boxing ring, ready for a fight.
Have you become so used to slow motion that you don’t even appreciate it anymore? Here’s a neat little refresher course, from the kindly folk over at YouTube channel The Discarded Image.