Last night watching the world cup match between England and Nigeria, we wondered about how it was that suspense persists even in slow motion replays. The play is shown from different angles and each and every time it almost seems as if it could come out differently this time…. When we’re presented with movement, we take it in as an event in motion, in the process of unfolding. Even when we know its outcome. Slo-mo replays not only allow us to see the event in greater detail and with added precision. They engage us once again in its suspense. For fans, they are a great way of stretching out the excitement of a thrilling moment by an act of repetition. Where movement is involved, reproduction is production.

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