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Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Scene: Dominique Bretodeau gets his treasure

I never saw Amélie upon release and since watching, always regretted that. I had heard the reviews, I had heard the praise, I just didn’t go to see it for whatever reason. In fact, the knowledge that I hadn’t seen it caused one of my best friends to badger me about it - a lot. He was such a fan of it and he wanted - no, he needed me to see it. So I made the easiest arrangements to get a viewing that I could and that meant simply buying it off the internet. It arrived in a lovely cardboard slip case with slide out holder and film booklet. The presentation was brilliant. The film was better. The film regularly features in my most applicable Top 5 lists and this is favourite moment in the movie.

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Dir. Richard Donner
Scene: Clark is reassured by Jonathan

I think Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was the first film I ever saw at the cinema. I must have had a passion for the character as a young child but then so would most kids. Sadly budget cuts, studio interference, and more led to a poor ‘threequel’ but it was not enough to taint my love for the man of steel, and especially his first big screen outing. In this scene, there are no special effects - Superman isn’t flying, catching helicopters or battling Lex Luthor, there is simply one confused teenager chatting with his father. Here is why I think it is such a good movie moment.

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Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Scene: Thor partakes in sustenance

When Marvel, under the stewardship of Kevin Feige, began the mammoth task of bringing an Avengers film to life, not only did they succeed with astonishing results, but they also brought 4 other characters back to the big-screen with great success also.  Of the 5 films that lead into The Avengers, my favourite is Thor as its themes seem to draw me in the most.  The idea of being this God in a world that doesn’t recognise you, as alien to you as you are to it, really got me excited. This moment that I have selected here is one that I really liked as not only does it emphasise these aspects of Thor’s story, but provides some jovial comedy too.

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Dir. Tony Scott
Scene: Worley Sr’s death

Fresh from showcasing his writing (and directing skills) with Reservoir Dogs, 1993 saw True Romance unleashed on the world and with it - more recognition of the talent of Quentin Tarantino. With the directing duties of Tony Scott playing second fiddle, Tarantino’s sharp script was again the reason the praise quickly fell into his lap and I like to think that the scene I have selected here, perfectly represents his writing talent.

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Dir. James Cameron
Scene: Ripley’s trial

Widely regarded as one of the best sequels of all time, James Cameron’s Aliens is more about one woman’s desire to overcome her failure as a mother than it is about those acid blooded creatures.  Ripley’s failure to make it home for her daughter’s birthday, a promise she painfully broke, hits her in the same way the loss of her crew did some 57 years earlier.  Her strength and courage, I think, are never more apparent than in the scene where the Weyland-Yutani corporation put her to trial to be made accountable for the events in the previous film.

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