A fun one for a Sunday. Slow-motion is another way for directors/editors to convey story. At best, they reveal story. At worst, they provide empty spectacle and gratuitous violence.
With that in mind, are these the best slow-motion scenes?
I don’t know. Yes, the Chariots of Fire run. And dodging bullets in the Matrix.
But seriously? Judge Dredd? Wasn’t there slo-mo in the Seven Samurai? Or the final battle of The Wild Bunch? (um, yeah) In fact, there’s really woefully too few Peckinpah references.
And do we consider the shoot-out in Bonnie and Clyde to be slo-mo or fast-mo?
We can come up with a better list, right?