Live Poll: Memorable Movie Moments (Clock-Wise)

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Tick-tock, tick tock... time can be a tricky thing, if you don't control it, it ends up controlling you. As they say, money is a good servant but a bad master... and since time is money...

And from the early days of cinema, time has always been represented as a hostile or stressful element, the most emblematic image being Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock on the side of a building. If that iconic moment doesn't sum up the conflicting relationship we all have with time, I don't know what it does.

And while not always the main inspiration, Safety Last! paved the way to other memorable scenes featuring one or many characters in similar situations although not necessarily on the same life-threatening level, or just a habile juxtaposition of characters and a clock.

Which of these memorable movie moments is your favorite?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058997187/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/C5eKsl-rJGo/
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Sdk ElMaruecan

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I couldn't get a better picture for Cagliostro, SPOILER




 the best part in when the hour turns midnight, but it's not as "expressive" or watching the villain being crushed by the two hands of the clock
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FYC: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257360/m...
Unfortunately you don't see the clock he is looking at.
I really love this scene (and this movie). He's waiting at 5 o'clock when his retirement begins.
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Hugo


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My vote: Peter Pan (1953)
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Honorable mention to the Danish classic, Olsen Banden:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiXlm...

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FYC:
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091149/mediaviewer/rm4208011008
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091149/mediaviewer/rm4258342656
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091149/mediaviewer/rm1756672000

They're actually inside the clock, I hope it counts. There is no good image from the outside.
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I'm afraid they don't count. You know, I also checked the movie's page when I started the list and I couldn't believe there was no valid picture. And I checked on the Internet for 15 minutes and I couldn't find a good picture either.

There are a lot of images featuring the whole clock machinery but I'm trying to focus on those with the numbers and the hands.
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Alright, I understand. Too bad though, it's a great scene. :)
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Sdk ElMaruecan

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I wanted to make a screen-capture of the scene but I haven't seen the film so I don't want any "spoiler" :)
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Elmo, I'm so glad that you make polls. :) You make such fun ones but they're also smart and so full of film knowledge and history. 'Lots of love for film in them, too, and that's so very cool. Thank you!
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