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Five representative scenes of the cinema history

The history of cinema has left numerous scenes for posterity. Therefore, choosing a certain number from the large number of films that exist is not at all easy. We select five great scenes that are undoubtedly representative of the history of cinema.

9 june 2017

1. Gone With the Wind (1939)

One of the best movies of the cinema history featuring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable set in the American Civil War years. This is the most representative scene of this movie, where the protagonist performs her well known declaration of intent.

As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.”


2. The Great Dictator (1940)

The movie damning Nazism featured and directed by Charles Chaplin, which also counts with one of the most emblematic scenes of the movie history. The scene of the earth globe shows how the Hynkel dictator plays and has fun with the world on his hands. The movie had five nominations in the 13th Edition of the Academy Awards, but did not win any of them.


3. Psycho (1960)

The very well known scene of this horror movie needed to be included in this ranking ─ Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) being stabbed by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in the shower. The brilliance of this movie has turned it into one of the best horror movies in history. This movie got four nominations to the Academy Awards, one of them was the one to the Best Director for Hitchcock and also the Best Actress one for Leigh.


4. The Shining (1980)

The Shining is one of those movies that awakened passion and hate, but at the same time they got better as time passed. Each time you watch the movie again you can find new nuances and senses of this movie. The most famous scene of this movie by Kubrick is the one where Danny the kid is driving his tricycle around the hotel’s corridors and he has a vision of two twin little girls that appear covered in blood lately


5. Schindler’s List (1993)

This scene of Schlinder’s List has no dialogue since it contains strength and impact enough to impress the spectator. The end of the movie gives even more sense to it, but this scene where the exodus of Jewish in black and white where we can see a little girl in an eye-catching red coat is one of the best scenes in the movie. This film is a reference to the Jewish holocaust got seven prizes on the Academy Awards in 1993.