The slowing down and the stilling process opens up new areas of fascination, especially with the human figure. Certain privileged moments can become fetischized moments for endless and obsessive repetition, while looks or gestures can suddenly acquire a further dimension of fascination once freed from their subordination to narrative.
Laura Mulvey, «Stillness in the Moving Image: Ways of Visualizing Time and Its Passing», in Cinematic
The pause and rewind buttons along with online viewing have made analysts of us all to some extent.
David Company, Photography and Cinema