Live Poll: Impressive Walls in Movies

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American President Donald J. Trump wants to be build a wall between the borders of Mexico and the USA.

Which wall, existing or fictional, is your favorite cinematic wall?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046892051/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/QzBUcWlUdCw/
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The trick with the Berlin Wall is that it's "cinematic" to the extent that it's used in a movie but is that enough to make it cinematic as the wall from "King Kong"... the Great Wall of China has been used in so many epics or spectacular shots that it's fair to include it, but I'm not sure about the Berlin Wall unless you use a really relevant example, I didn't see "Atomic Blonde" but how about "The Bridge of Spies" or "Good Bye, Lenin"? And how about Pink Floyd's "Wall"? 
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Since "impressive" has some close synonyms (dramaticextraordinaryimportant
monumentalnotable) and stands for "capable of making an impression on the mind or senses", the Berlin Wall should be one of the most impressive walls for any human being.
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Yes, yes I know, I'm a human being... but what I'm only saying is that cinema has no bearing on that historical magnitude. The Berlin Wall is impressive, dramatic, extraordinary, monumental, notable "by itself"... there's no particular movie that made it even more impressive, dramatic, extraordinary, monumental and notable... if it's a poll about walls, then its presence is undeniable, if it's about cinematic walls, that's another story. Not saying it shouldn't be there but maybe not for a movie where it was just used as a background. That's all....
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Now I see what you mean. Thanks.

leavey-2, it's really not so clear as an idea with that image.
For the Berlin Wall, I'd rather choose between another representatives:
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Escape from East Berlin (1962)
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BTW, the greatest movie deep into this theme is named not "wall" but "The Tunnel" (uder that wall):
Der Tunnel (2001) -- it has no backdrops added yet
and I can not offer better than these ones:



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There must be some powerful documentary about the wall, it would be a valid option :)
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Sure there are some. Do you remember any from where the backdrop might be feasible to take? ))
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I fully agree that in the case of the Berlin Wall, the wall itself should play a significant role in the movie. I first took the picture from Atomic Blonde (2017) because it was the best image I could find from the (real) wall. But I replaced it with the picture from Escape from East Berlin (1962) which I think is more representative for what the Berlin Wall stood for. Bridge of Spies (2015) would have been a good one too, but I couldn't find a good picture from this movie with the Berlin Wall on it. Thanks to both of you for your suggestions!
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The Wall, northern Westeros
Titles:
Game of Thrones

FYC
Pink Floyd: The Wall
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084503/mediaviewer/rm250609664

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982





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Good suggestion! Pink Floyd: The Wall has been added.

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Thanks.
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My suggestions to list:
World War Z (2013)
300: Rise of an Empire -- the wall of dead bodies (but no such backdrop on IMDb)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)

The next one is only if the Berlin Wall remains for this poll:
The Pianist (2002) -- jewish ghetto in Warsaw
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The walls of Minath Tirith or The Pink Floyd wall
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Very good poll! My vote: Walls of Troy. Since you have Game of Thrones, I think you should erase the word 'Movies' from the title.
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Thanks! Good point about Game of Thrones. In order to keep the title short, I think I will leave the title as it is. However, I specified in the description that both movies and tv-series are included in the list.
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Indeed "far-fetched" is that what it is )))
Anyway, you suggested a theme for another poll. The 4th wall was virtually created in dozens of movies (may be hundreds) and then broken bu its own creators. Annie Hall is not the only one where Woody Allen did the same. And a lot of other directors... So, we expect for your first poll :)
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Thanks for your suggestion, B_sides_B. I like the idea of making a separate poll for breaking the "4th wall", so please go ahead... I'm looking forward to it!

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Correction: "wants to build"
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Corrected, thanks Peter!
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Please change the spelling of Middle Earth to Middle-earth.
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Corrected, thanks Jessica!
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The e should be lowercase. :)
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Hey leavey-2

Your first variant "Middle Earth" (after comma, that is important) is correct in general, you may use a similar approach in other cases. But in this case you deal with the title authored by Tolkien as "Middle-earth", it is the author's style, you are not correct when trying to change it somehow ))
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Ok, didn't know that. Corrected!
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FYC:

El Capitan (in 'Free Solo')
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/mediaviewer/rm3375199232

'Good idea for a poll!
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Ouch
Ruby, then suggest "Mission: Impossible" and many other rock-climbers...
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Maybe it's better indeed to stick with man-made walls for this poll (although we don't know for sure in Game of Thrones, of course). But natural walls/rocks/mountains could be a good idea for a new poll. The Guns of Navarone (1961) would also fall in this category, for example.
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It was my first thought. But no pics!! G.O.N.
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Navarone has more than 4 sides
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Hi leavey,

'Sticking to constructed walls makes perfect sense, especially with the intro.

When I saw 'Free Solo' and, for the first time, heard them consistently refer to "El Cap" as a wall, I didn't understand -- and then I saw it, lol. Geez. That's not mountain climbing; that's glass climbing, yikes. : )
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I saw 'Free Solo' last week. It's insane, pure madness, but yet so beautiful and inspiring! Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' doesn't even come close :-)
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This poll is ready to go live.
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Congrats L-2
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