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Poll: Roger Ebert's 20 Favorite 'Best Picture' Moments ...

From the compilation of "100 Great Movie Moments" by Roger Ebert, 20 come from Best Picture winners.

This poll doesn't ask which of these Best Picture winners but which of these 20 scenes (either recognizable from a description or a defining quote) picked by the late critic is your favorite?

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    Rocky (1976)

    Rocky Balboa running up the steps and throwing his hands into the air, with all of Philadelphia at his feet
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    The Godfather (1972)

    "My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse"
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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Hannibal Lecter smiling at Clarice
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
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    The Deer Hunter (1978)

    The game of Russian Roulette
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    Casablanca (1942)

    The singing of 'La Marseillaise'
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    The day's outing of the mental patients
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    Schindler's List (1993)

    The distant sight of people appearing over the horizon at the end
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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    The chariot-race
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    On the Waterfront (1954)

    "I coulda been a contender!"
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    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    The vast expanse of desert, and then tiny figures appearing
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    Patton (1970)

    "We're going to go through him like crap through a goose."
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    All About Eve (1950)

    "Fasten your seat belts; it's gonna be a bumpy night!"
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    The French Connection (1971)

    The chase scene
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    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    "They call me Mister Tibbs!"
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    Annie Hall (1977)

    "That spider is as big as a Buick!"
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    Midnight Cowboy (1969)

    "I'm walkin' here!"
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Debra Winger saying goodbye to her children
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    From Here to Eternity (1953)

    Burt Lancaster and Debra Winger embrace on the beach
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    The Lost Weekend (1945)

    The shadow of the bottle hidden in the light fixture