Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
... a standard part of the visual vocabulary of film.
I recall an episode of Star Trek
titled Wink of an Eye
where most of the action takes place in an accelerated frame where the viewer watches the actors moving in regular time as the rest of the world is moving VERY SLOWLY. There are a handful of scenes where the accelerated and normal speed frames interact, where the audience view is shifted from one frame to the other with the characters.
Where else is this technique of offering the viewer an accelerated frame offered in film/TV before this?