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Old 02-10-06, 10:20 PM
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Action movies that don't use 'slo-mo'?

I know it is a very effective tool. It works in most situations, but sometimes I think "just so cliched".

So can you think of any action movie ever that doesn't use 'slo-mo' as a tool to make the action more dramatic?

I don't think there is one...
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heat
ronin
terminator 2 (the slow mo is not used during action scenes
kill bill vol 1 and 2
die hard
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Most martial arts films in HK did not use slo-mo. In fact, they actually cranked the camera to make the movements faster.
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2nd on Ronin. Thought of it since Frankenheimer specifically talks about this issue in the commentary.

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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
Most martial arts films in HK did not use slo-mo. In fact, they actually cranked the camera to make the movements faster.
But every time they crank it, chances are the knockdown or the body-throw will be in slo-mo. Plus just about every breathtaking stunt Jackie does is usually in slo-mo to prove to everyone that it's him.

Have to watch it again, but I think the recent Punisher doesn't have slo-mo in it.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
heat
ronin
terminator 2 (the slow mo is not used during action scenes
kill bill vol 1 and 2
die hard
Are you joking?

Heat has at least two slo-mo shots during the gunfight downtown, one with DeNiro and one with Pacino.

T2 has Arnold doing the motorcycle jump.

Kill Bill has more than I can count.

Die Hard has McClane jumping off the roof and Gruber falling at the end.

There are many more than I listed; these are just the ones off the top of my head.
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no slo-mo = no sale
Old 02-11-06, 01:30 AM
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The Matrix



Fist of Legend. I'm trying to recall any scenes that use slo-mo and can't think of any. might have to watch again.
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Originally Posted by HN
The Matrix



Fist of Legend. I'm trying to recall any scenes that use slo-mo and can't think of any. might have to watch again.

I'm pretty sure the Matrix has several parts that feature Slow-Motion.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Are you joking?

Heat has at least two slo-mo shots during the gunfight downtown, one with DeNiro and one with Pacino.

T2 has Arnold doing the motorcycle jump.

Kill Bill has more than I can count.

Die Hard has McClane jumping off the roof and Gruber falling at the end.

There are many more than I listed; these are just the ones off the top of my head.
maybe he thought the thread was "Action movies that use 'slo-mo'! bc i agree all mentioned absolutely do!
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Originally Posted by HN
The Matrix
i think the whole movie is in 'slo-mo'!
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I don't recall the Star Wars movies having much slo-mo.
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I don't think the Indiana Jones movies have slo-mo either.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
So can you think of any action movie ever that doesn't use 'slo-mo' as a tool to make the action more dramatic?
Good ones.

Sorry! Just couldn't resist.
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A Sam Peckinpah film.


Just Kidding.

I actually like Slo-Mo. Only if it's used well. Obviously Peckinpah was the master of it...Some great action films of the 70's used it really well.
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Originally Posted by bdshort
2nd on Ronin. Thought of it since Frankenheimer specifically talks about this issue in the commentary.
This is the first movie I thought of too when reading the thread title.
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I'm try to recall whether or not The Bourne Supremacy features slow-mo.
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I don't remember any slow-mo in Spartan. I could be wrong though.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
terminator 2 (the slow mo is not used during action scenes
So when Arnie starts slowly coming up that chain with the big dramatic music and then shoots the T-1000 and causes him to splat, that doesn't count?
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maybe I'm wrong but I don't remember any of the James Bond films relying on slo-mo.
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Originally Posted by clemente
I'm try to recall whether or not The Bourne Supremacy features slow-mo.
Neither Bourne movie had slo-mo.

James Bond: only slo-mo I can think of off the top of my head is the "loop-di-loop" jump in Live and Let Die. It's also one of the few times a slide-whistle was used to "enhance" a cool stunt.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
It's also one of the few times a slide-whistle was used to "enhance" a cool stunt.

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