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The most emotionally intense scene ever filmed


I believe the parlour scene is the most intense ever filmed.

Its power is extraordinary.

I cannot think of any monologue even approaching this intensity - Kurtz in Apocalypse Now a distant second IMHO

This scene us what cinema was invented for.

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I think the scene at the end when Jane is reunited with Hunter in the hotel is the most affective scene ever. I was literally bawling when I watched it for the first time (alone, thank God).

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please recommand more scenes like this

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The parlor monologue was the movie. Everything before that was designed to just lead up to that scene.

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Yeah, it was brilliant.

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I think it would have been more intense had it been all one take.

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I thought the parlour scene was to long and it brought the movie down a little, everything up to that scene was ok though

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Yep, I was rolling my eyes and trying to keep from falling asleep.

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The scene was powerful. But the most intense scene was the freeway one, where they spot Janes's red car (although you are not sure if it's her at the time) and try to follow her.

Never before have we perked up higher in our seats, in agonizing suspense.

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No doubt the parlour scene was intense and great and blah blah blah. But I was much more emotionally affected by the Jane/Hunter reunion scene in the hotel room.

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