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Poll: If you published a book about Cinema ...

... and could pick only ONE picture for the cover, which of these 35 iconic shots, would you choose as the most defining of all the values (magic, innovation, escapism, truth, universality, entertainment, technology ...) Cinema stands for ?

Discuss here

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Isn't Cinema all about light? (to begin with)
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    "The Seven Year Itch" 1955 20th

    An innocent(?) bit of voyeurism ...
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    Charles Chaplin in Modern Times (1936)

    A lie to tell the truth ...
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    "Taxi Driver" Robert De Niro

    Men in the mirror ...
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    Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)

    Painful subjectivity ...
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    Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    A glorious feeling ...
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    Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    I AM legend ...
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    "The Maltese Falcon" 1941 Warner Bros.

    The stylishness of disillusion ...
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    Fantasia (1940)

    Pure magic ...
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    "Passion of Joan of Arc, The" Maria Falconetti 1928 **I.V.

    An invitation for empathy ...
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Emotional elevation ...
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    Max von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot in The Seventh Seal (1957)

    Human condition ...
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Poetic moments ... like shot in the wind ...
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    "King Kong" 1933 RKO

    Landmarks ...
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    "Godfather, The" Marlon Brando 1972 Paramount

    Fascinating ambiguity...
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    Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita (1960)

    Glamour ...
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    Un Chien Andalou (1929)

    Eye-opening experience ...
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The eternal and universal "good vs. evil" ...
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    James Dean, 1955.

    The icon ...
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

    Love as looking in the same direction ... and dreaming ...
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    "Casablanca" Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman 1942 Warner Bros.

    Love as looking face to face ... and wondering ...
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    "Blue Angel, The" 1930. Marlene Dietrich. 1930/UFA

    Showtime, folks!
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    Peter O'Toole stars as T.E. Lawrence

    Greatness ...
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    5596-9 "Breakfast At Tiffany's" Audrey Hepburn

    Atemporal beauty ...
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    Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)

    Heroism in Action ...
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    "Goldfinger" Sean Connery 1964 UA **I.V.

    It's all in the attitude ...
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    #27

    Or simply having a good time ...
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    Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Blvd," 1950 Paramount / MPTV

    Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark...
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    A Trip to the Moon (1902)

    Imagination ...
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    Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Epic sensations...
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    Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978)

    Power!
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    Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    To reach your idols ...
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    Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (1927)

    A Science of Fiction
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    "Psycho," Director Alfred Hitchcock.

    A Master of Emotions ...
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    Audrey Tautou in Amélie (2001)

    Or finally, the exhilarating lightness of being ... in a theater.