In a recent thread, one poster complained that "Monster's Ball" was too slow. Now I understand that when you find a film uninvolving it can seem terribly slow, but many of my favorite movies are slow-paced character studies that let you enjoy the ulimate 'special effect', good acting. I would rather spend a leasurely two hours with involving, well-wrought characters than with a half dozen frenetically edited, soul-less special effects pictures. Here are some of my favorite 'slow' films. "The Conversation" with Gene Hackman, directed by Francis Copolla. The slow, methodical deterioration of an isolated man. "Dangerous Liasons" A clinical study in evil, as bored aristocrats Glen Close and John Malkovich destroy others for their amusement. "Tender Mercies" with Robert Duvall, the touching redemption of broken man and the rediscovery of talent. A very early performance by Ellen Barken "Enchanted April" maybe its a 'chick flick', but it's also a story of hope and love rediscovered. "Hope and Glory" WWII from a child's point of view. Anyone have their own favorites?