A (somewhat) daily fix of nyc-based alternative culture and arts.
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Slow Walk.
The slow walk is pretty classic. If a movie involves any sort of "gang" and that gang is on any sort of mission, the slow walk may come into play. Typically, it evokes a sense of cool intimidation, as well as unity among characters by way of style, attitude, expressions, and simply the way they move. Three films I love that all showcase a very cool and purposeful slow walk (and all seem inspired by their predecessor) are A Clockwork Orange, Suburbia,andThis Is England. These subcultural homages feature screwed up characters doing screwed up things within groups/gangs that are anti-society. The world needs more films like these.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
This Is England (2006)
note! I couldn't find a picture of the slow walk for This Is England, but it does occur! trust me!