Poll Suggestion: The Ultimate Cinematic Sequence

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Watching movies often is a matter of personal taste. But sometimes a real intense sequence in a movie has taken the breath of a wide audience. The IMDb Poll Board users are asked to find out what would have been the ultimate Sequence in a close to perfect - or simply perfect - movie.

So the rules are:
The movie should be rated by more than 50.000 (debateable) users.
The rating should be 8.0/10 or higher. (exact rating border debateable)
The sequence should be a very intense visualized sequence of image, sound and storytelling.
One user can only pick one sequence to suggest.
The user will be mentioned in the option ("Suggested by ...")
If someone has chosen exactly the option you would have suggested, agree and join the "Suggested by ..."-Line. But just on one option. Not two or more agrees.
The sequence should be exemplary for best cinematic entertainment in anyway.

The list is here:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045846621/
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Posted 8 months ago

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I like this poll, but the problem is that I already got my answer: "The Godfather" the baptism sequence... I thought your rules were too restrictive, actually, it's not challenging enough... it's not a comment on the idea which is good... I wish I could think of something else but nothing can beat the climax of my all-time favorite movie.
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Done.
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This one feels more "intense"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/mediaviewer/rm2730970624

It's a good thing to ask our favorite sequences but I feel like this poll could have a reasonable set of "objective" suggestions, I mean I couldn't imagine many classic sequences missing such as the Potemkin climax, the "News on March" from "Citizen Kane", the 'Singin' on the Rain' scene etc. etc. 
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I understand that. It's good, when many people suggest different high-climax-sequences. But the clue on everyone including myself can only suggest one of the options is, that anyone should clearly think of one! One, not two, not three. So it saves the whole thing from one person suggesting 10 options and dominating the ultimate-poll, which should be a choice of all of them who take part on it. So everybody has one voice to choose while making the poll. It's made by all who made it, not only by one person or one fraction. I want to have more diversity on this.
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I have put your image to the poll. It really is better. Thank you for suggesting. :D
I hope this will be a poll suggestion of many people.
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So please ELMo, no further suggestions, to not influence other users.
But - please still feel free to discuss. :)
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A very broad topic- there's so many examples but one that has to be on the list is the final sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. I don't entirely know what it means, it's something about the rebirth of humanity, but one thing is for certain and that is it's absolutely breathtaking!  


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Thank you, James. :)
I've put your suggestion to the list.
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One of my favorite sequences is the Copacabana long take scene in Goodfellas which I call "Discoriving the Henry Hill's world". It's was a gem.


But since you are asking intensity, I opt for the amazing last performance in whiplash. That was intense https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/...
If you find a better image, I'm totally fine.
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I've put it to the list. But it's debateable, if I should count that as a scene or a sequence. As the title says, it's about sequences. In my huble opinion it's both, because the two actors are getting out of the frame sometimes and the audience can watch other people in some seconds. But it still stays debateable.
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It's a long take. It's hard to say but if you don't think that fit you can remove it, it's perfectly acceptable. :)
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No, it's ok by me. But I don't know how this discussion will turn out. For now I see, that there is no will to name only 1 sequence for many guys. A few will take the rules and only name one as you did and e.g. Moviesmith did. The question is, if it is to  hard to follow the hard rules i sat up for this ... I should call it elite of the sequences. I let your suggestion stay on the list. I see it as a scene and a sequence in one. And for me it follows the rules. But I can't write for other users.
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I see your point and I understand perfectly. I think the position of their rules is very clear.
The reason I put here 2 options wasn't that I wanted you to put both. My favorite is the Goodfellas, but in the description of your gs you said that it needed to be "intense" and this long take is not intense at all. So I thought if it has to be intense, then I'll opt for Whiplash.

... but since you said Goodfellas is acceptable, then yes. This is what I want my suggestion to be.

The main idea of ​​this research is to each suggest only one sequence to be your representative. I do not see the confusion around this.

Thanks for add my option. ;)

P.S: correct the fourth image link to the profile user.
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Dominic is shot by Bugsy and dies in Noodles' arms. "Noodles... I slip... ped."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/mediaviewer/rm1449662720
 


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There was a brief side discussion in an older thread about the difference between "scene" and "sequence", as the terms pertain to motion pictures.
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Oh, yeah. I know. This time it's sequences.
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leavey-2

As I have seen this movie about 10 to 12 years ago, I don't have a proper memory of this sequence. I let the discussion decide, if it is a sequence or just a scene. Since then I count it as a sequence. Thank you for suggesting. :D
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This part is an important sequence of events in the movie. After Dominic has been shot, Noodles retaliates and stabs Bugsy with a switchblade several times before a policeman tries to stop him. Noodles, still in a fit of rage about Dominic, stabs the cop and is arrested. He is sentenced to 12 years. His friends turn out to see him delivered to the juvenile reformatory. This marks the end of part one and sets the tone for the remainder of the movie.
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Thank you, I remember now. Yes, this really is a sequence. That's the stuff I meant with this p.s. :D
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An interesting idea Breu.

FYC: The scene in which Derek stomps the head of one of the thief on the curb (from American History X)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/...
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Hi, Ibrahim.
This time it's not about scenes, it's about whole sequences. Just the scene is to less. I count it as 'The home burglary with following self-justice', then it's a sequence.
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Done. Thank you for contributing. :D
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I understand you wanted voters to make their decision easily by adding only popular films. But that makes poll board's job really hard. :D
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I have apocalypse now final sequence in mind. (Not till the end) It starts with the scene Kurtz  visiting Willard's cell and ends with death scene of Kurtz. This may not be my final choice though.

(BTW, my vote goes to baptism sequence in Godfather no matter what my suggestion is.)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/mediaviewer/rm4198414592

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I take this as agreement to the 'The Godfather'-scene. So you won't really put 'Apocalypse Now' into the race. Ok by me.
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Done.