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Poll: Similar First and Final Movie Shot

These movie first shots have similar concept or theme with its final shots. Although some of these shots are strikingly similar, almost feel like return to the start, the shots in the end are giving entirely different impression than the begining. Some of them visually portray a significant change in the film's main character, and they're all meaningful and somehow representational of the story being told and its themes.

Which first and final shot pairing is your personal favorite? Discuss the list here

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    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (2014)

    Shot of Amy Dunne turning her head facing camera in the first and final shot of Gone Girl (2014)
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Shot of closed-up of Don Michael Corleone's face in the first and final shot of The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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    John Wayne in The Searchers (1956)

    Shot of the open door with the dessert view in the first and final shot of The Searchers (1956)
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    Sam Worthington in Avatar (2009)

    Shot of Jake Sully open his eyes in the first and last shot of Avatar (2009)
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    Joel Grey in Cabaret (1972)

    Shot through the glass in the first and final shot of Cabaret (1972)
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    Nebraska (2013)

    Shot of the long road in the first and final shot of Nebraska (2013)
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    Domhnall Gleeson in Frank (2014)

    Back shot of Jon in the first and final shot of Frank (2014)
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    #8

    Shot of the desserted road in the first and final shot of Cast Away (2000)
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    Somewhere (2010)

    Shot of the long road in the first and final shot of Somewhere (2010)
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    Lord of War (2005)

    Shot of bullets in the first and final shot of Lord of War (2005)
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    Cape Fear (1991)

    Shot of blood-red closed-up of Danielle Bowden's eyes in the first and final shot of Cape Fear (1991)
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    Joseph Melito in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

    Shot of closed-up of James Cole's eyes in the first and final shot of Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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    The World According to Garp (1982)

    Shot of baby floating on blue sky in the first and final shot of The World According to Garp (1982)
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    Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    Shot of transparent USA waving flag in the first and final shot of Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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    Solaris (1972)

    Shot of the green water in the first and final shot of Solaris (1972)
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    The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

    Shot of sunrise in the first *beep* and sunset in the final shot of The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Shot from above the cloud in the first and final shot of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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    Cloud Atlas (2012)

    Shot of the galaxy in the first and final shot of Cloud Atlas (2012)
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    Under the Skin (2013)

    Shot of white light in the first and final shot of Under the Skin (2013)
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

    Shot of light from window (opening) and door (final) in the first and final shot of We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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    Lost Highway (1997)

    Shot of the highway on the first and last shot of Lost Highway (1997)
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    The Tree of Life (2011)

    Shot of flame in the first and final shot of The Tree of Life (2011)
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rachel Ticotin in Total Recall (1990)

    Shot of looking at mars together in the first and final shot of Total Recall (1990)
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    Miles Teller in Whiplash (2014)

    Shot of Andrew playing drum in the first and final shot of Whiplash (2014)
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    #25

    Shot of clear sky in the first and final shot of The Right Stuff (1983)
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    Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    Shot of Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil putting on her make up in the first shot and wiping off her make up in the final shot of Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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    Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    Shot of The Bride dying in the first shot and smiling in the final shot of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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    Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

    Close-up shot of Caesar's eyes in the first and final shot of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
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    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Shot of the flying feather in the first and final shot of Forrest Gump (1994)