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What's a Great Film Scene?What is a Great Film Scene?

In the history of cinema, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of fabled, Greatest and Memorable Moments and Scenes from a wide range of films (composed of either a few seconds long, a short sequence, or a long extended scene). They are our memories of segments of films that have achieved a life of their own. They compel us to remember and 'relive' the moment, either with fondness or with fear. Included here are some of the most memorable, defining film moments and all-time best scenes or images in motion pictures - a tribute to the stars and scenarios that have made an indelible imprint upon our memories - and can't be forgotten.

>> See also: 100 Most Iconic Film Images, Moments, or Scenes (illustrated) - Filmsite's Own Picks of the 100 Most Iconic Shots
>>See also: 50 Greatest Movie Moments of All Time - TV Guide ranked list from 2001

>> See related article: What's a Great Film Scene?


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