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October 29, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
Danish downer Lars Von Trier says, a bit defensively, that he was depressed when he made "Antichrist. " No kidding, Lars. The prologue exposes us to a horrifying domestic tragedy in excruciating slow motion, during which some paperweights are knocked over (that's not the tragedy) - little sculptures with peculiar names. Despair. Grief. Pain. They turn out to be the titles to the movie's three movements, and Von Trier is not kidding, as you'll see if you stick around to see, say, a naked Willem Dafoe get whacked in the groin by a log. The movie has not been a hit with critics, but it has been a big hit at festivals that cater to horror buffs and fans who wear cargo shorts and are young and male and don't go out much and when they do, like to see people tortured with rusty tools.
NEWS
April 6, 1993 | by Patricia Greenfield and Paul Kibbey, From the New York Times Patricia Greenfield is professor of psychology at UCLA. Paul Kibbey is a second-degree black belt in aikido
In the first trial of the Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King, George Holliday's videotape was the key evidence. Jurors did not just see the tape in real time, however; they watched it over and over in slow motion and with stop action. These techniques can be useful. They can also be very misleading. Before the jurors in the second trial begin their deliberations, it should be made clear to them the many ways in which videotaped evidence can be distorted or misused.
SPORTS
January 11, 2011 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
PLAYING IT BACK, like a train wreck in slow motion, Ed Van Impe can vividly remember the hit that made the Soviets fold like a tent. The date: 35 years ago today, at the Spectrum, with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers facing the Red Army team in the final game of the 1976 exhibition Super Series. Van Impe darted from the penalty box, about midway through the first period, and watched the Soviets' breakout develop as he got a glimpse of his favorite kind of pass.
NEWS
April 17, 2009 | By Steve Klinge FOR THE INQUIRER
"Everything is moving so fast," Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers sang, slowly, at Johnny Brenda's on Wednesday night. It was a protest, and in a way, a statement of purpose: GLS's precise, leisurely songs breathe deeply, seeking to counteract the chaos and pace of the modern world. The Toronto quintet often records in rustic settings - abandoned churches, pastoral farms - and favors nocturnal, candlelit atmospheres. "What does it feel like to fall / In slow motion, despite it all?"
NEWS
June 25, 1992
Sometimes you start to think that it's the yellowish shade of green the Eagles wear that just makes their running backs look as if they're running in slow motion. Then, every decade or so, someone will come along - Wilbert Montgomery was one example - who shows that there's no need to adjust your set; that a running back can, in fact, move forward fast even when wearing an Eagles uniform. Perhaps it's about to happen again. The Eagles have signed Herschel Walker, the erstwhile bobsledder, sometime balletomane, karate enthusiast and one-time all-pro running back.
NEWS
September 6, 2001
I realized that I could survive. When I was attacked I was determined to make it. I was six and a half months pregnant, and we had to survive. I never focused on dying. I was scared to death. Time seemed to slow down, and everything appeared to be moving in slow motion. I wanted to live. I relied on my training. I attempted to signal the other lifeguard on duty for help. He did not respond. I tried to stay as calm as possible by assessing the damage, and then I regrouped. I kept moving.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1988 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer
Since the icon-smashing 1960s, Pat Paulsen has made a comic career out of puncturing that singularly pretentious creature, the presidential candidate. That such an unassuming, listless figure, spouting platitudes in a drowsy monotone, would aspire to the White House once struck the nation as hilarious. Now, six presidential elections later, the joke is wearing thin, and the easily amused are advised that at long last Paulsen has a new target, that singularly pretentious beverage, wine.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1993 | By Andy Wickstrom, FOR THE INQUIRER
For cartoon collectors, MGM/UA has provided a bonanza with its "Golden Age of Looney Tunes" series issued on videodisc over the span of two years. The four volumes (each containing five discs) preserve a total of 280 cartoons - enough, if watched on consecutive Saturday mornings, to inspire a yearlong adolescence. But that's not all, folks. At last the Walt Disney Co. has taken the cue and decided to flaunt its cartoon heritage in videodisc form. Next month, it will release Mickey Mouse: The Black & White Years, presenting 34 cartoons from 1928 to 1935.
NEWS
September 4, 1991
Trudy Rubin, The Inquirer's foreign affairs specialist, was on the phone this past weekend with one of the area's leading Sovietologists. They had covered all the predictable ground concerning the coup and its aftermath, when the esteemed professor paused in mid-thought and remarked, "You know, what's really got me upset is what happened to Randall Cunningham. " We know the feeling. Autumn just won't be autumn in Philadelphia without the prospect of watching Randall scramble.
NEWS
June 5, 1986 | By Edgar Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may have been the niftiest choreography Philadelphia has seen since the last Rocky movie. There they were, these three clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, engaged in a boxing bout - in slow motion, yet. One was refereeing while the other two, exhibiting fancy footwork, threw punches. And as the action built, the audience began to applaud. Also in slow motion. "It was something," Scott Linker said later. "The audience really got with the beat.
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SPORTS
June 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Over several long study sessions to prepare for the greatest scorer in 21st-century college basketball, Phil Martelli could see the incremental improvement, the subtle ways that Doug McDermott was growing and diversifying his game. From one year to the next, whenever it came time for Martelli and his St. Joseph's assistants to scout Creighton, the video would show that McDermott had gotten smarter in his decision-making and quicker in his movements on the court, flashing signs that he could and would develop beyond the plodding, standstill shooter so many presume he will be at basketball's highest level.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - Ryan Howard led off the sixth inning Sunday by ripping a pitch into leftfield for a double. He slid safely into second, but wasn't exactly moving quickly. Howard is 18 months removed from surgery on his left Achilles'. His foot speed was close to nonexistent last summer and there have been a few times in the first 2 weeks of the 2013 season when he's appeared to limp or slow up on the basepaths. "There's nothing wrong with my feet," Howard said Sunday. Four pitches after arriving on second base, Howard found himself back in motion with another 180-foot trip.
SPORTS
January 10, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
TEMPLE SENIOR Khalif Wyatt seems to be playing the game in slow motion because he sees the game in slow motion. He learned the game by watching it on television. He watched it far more than he played it. He learned it so well that in the last month, national TV audiences have seen him score 33 points at Madison Square Garden in an upset of No. 3 Syracuse and 26 at Kansas in a near-upset of No. 6 KU. "Growing up I was always fat and slow so, if you're going to play, you've got to be able to do something," Wyatt said.
SPORTS
December 9, 2012
MAALIK WAYNS was back at his former basketball home on Villanova's campus on Wednesday, watching the team he still could be playing for losing to the Temple Owls. Wayns was sitting with his new 76ers teammate, Evan Turner, while teammate and former Owl Lavoy Allen took in the game from near the Temple bench. While he watched, you had to wonder if it crossed Wayns' mind whether he had made the right decision to forgo his senior season at 'Nova to try his luck in the NBA. When you're a rookie in the league, unless you are finding a tremendous amount of success from the get-go, questions are as plentiful as minutes riding the bench and observing.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012
THIS FORMULA will not work. In fact, the last two games have been the exact opposite of the path the Sixers took to reach last season's playoffs. It's a simple equation. Beat the guys you are supposed to beat and protect your home court. Do those two things and there's a good chance you will find a way to the postseason. So, yes, Wednesday night's 94-76 loss to the previously winless Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center was a big deal for the Sixers. You can lose back-to-backs to the much-improved New York Knicks.
NEWS
October 7, 2012 | By Trenton Daniel and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, Associated Press
BOCA DE CACHON, Dominican Republic - No one thought much about it when the largest lake in the Caribbean began rising in a year of heavy rains. But then it never stopped. Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic has doubled in size over the last eight years, swallowing thousands of acres of farms and more than a dozen villages. In neighboring Haiti, smaller Lake Azuei has also steadily swelled, destroying homes and farms as well as disrupting trade by occasionally blocking a key cross-border highway.
SPORTS
July 28, 2011 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, pdomo@aol.com
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - The good part about being 95 years old is it beats the alternative, which is not being 95. Last November, though, Ed Sabol wasn't so sure about that. Pneumonia had put the NFL Films founder in a hospital bed for nearly a month, and his will to live was running on empty. "He turned to me around Thanksgiving and said, 'Why should I live? I'm going to be in a wheelchair,' " his daughter Blair said. "I said, 'Well, there's nothing wrong with needing a wheelchair at 95.' " But Sabol viewed a wheelchair as the final indignity of growing old. A former champion swimmer, he moved to the Arizona desert 20 years ago to spend his retirement playing golf and flying his plane, and now he can do neither.
TRAVEL
May 22, 2011 | By Jill Kozak, For The Inquirer
Last summer, I was living in my own personal hell. Sitting behind a desk, the hours passed in slow motion. I had nothing but time to Google search anything that sounded fascinating or wonderful. What I came across put my life into forward motion for the first time. Perusing many a travel website, I decided on a whim to quit my job and fly off to Florida to visit my best friend and my closest sister. At the airport, freshly unbound from the chains of office drudgery, it occurred to me that I hadn't flown in four years.
SPORTS
January 11, 2011 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
PLAYING IT BACK, like a train wreck in slow motion, Ed Van Impe can vividly remember the hit that made the Soviets fold like a tent. The date: 35 years ago today, at the Spectrum, with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers facing the Red Army team in the final game of the 1976 exhibition Super Series. Van Impe darted from the penalty box, about midway through the first period, and watched the Soviets' breakout develop as he got a glimpse of his favorite kind of pass.
NEWS
October 29, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
Danish downer Lars Von Trier says, a bit defensively, that he was depressed when he made "Antichrist. " No kidding, Lars. The prologue exposes us to a horrifying domestic tragedy in excruciating slow motion, during which some paperweights are knocked over (that's not the tragedy) - little sculptures with peculiar names. Despair. Grief. Pain. They turn out to be the titles to the movie's three movements, and Von Trier is not kidding, as you'll see if you stick around to see, say, a naked Willem Dafoe get whacked in the groin by a log. The movie has not been a hit with critics, but it has been a big hit at festivals that cater to horror buffs and fans who wear cargo shorts and are young and male and don't go out much and when they do, like to see people tortured with rusty tools.
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