This scene that I chose is from The Hobbit. It serves mainly to give history and motive to one of the main characters of the movie: the leader of the dwarves' group, named Thorin. Another dwarf tells Bilbo (the hobbit) Thorin's story through a flashback sequence:
I think that this scene is especially interesting because it uses time and motion together to present it. The whole flashback itself is shot in slight slow motion, not overly obvious but still giving the surreal affect that Zettl describes. It is clear that it took place in a different time.
Time is also played with by going back and forth between present and past, although the dwarf's voice plays over the whole thing.
Another thing that is really interesting about this scene is the contrast between the shots of present and past. In shots in the past, a battle is being fought and so there is a lot of movement, characters, and event intensity. In the present scenes, however, it is dark and quiet, with many people even sleeping, and so the event intensity is very low.
All of these factors make the scene complex and interesting, just like the information and history that is being presented through the plot at the time.