CineFix (see previously) recently shared ten of their favorite slow-motion scenes captured in movies throughout history. They take a look at the epic bullet time scene from The Matrix (1999), a scene from The Shining (1980) where blood gushes in slow-motion from the hotel elevator, and more.
Slow Motion is one of the oldest (and best!) tricks in the filmmaker’s playbook. Showing the action at half speed can add gravitas, drama, or old-fashioned epic-ness to any shot.