A Tribute to Fast-Motion in the Movies

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May 7 2014 3:28 PM

A Tribute to Fast-Motion in the Movies

“If slow motion dramatizes the moment, then fast motion injects a comic surge to the mise-en-scène.” So writes Nelson Carvajal in a brief essay that accompanies the video above, edited by Leigh Singer, at Press Play. The video itself is a delight, drawing on everything from Trois Couleurs: Rouge to the 1978 Superman to show how directors have used fast-motion over the years.

For a complete list of the movies included, head over to Vimeo.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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