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Poll: The Moment Is Gone?

Anita Ekberg, known mainly for her role in La Dolce Vita (1960), wasn't the greatest actress (not bad either) but she was there, in the fountain, like it's some Midsummer Night Dream, looking like an angel. She more than anyone symbolizes "the cinematic moment."

A moment in a film, that you can freeze and save, like a time capsule. We can close our eyes and imagine Humphrey Bogart breaking up with Ingrid Bergman there in the airport, Rocky Balboa raising his hands, and even two animated dogs sharing spaghetti with each other in Lady and the Tramp (1955). We remember all these scenes like they're paintings of famous artists and in great detail.

There's a feeling that "the cinematic moment" is gradually disappearing since the beginning of the 21st century, for numerous reasons.

Do you think "the cinematic moment" era is gone?

Discuss here

Make Your Choice

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    Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita (1960)

    Yes. Times have changed.
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    Lady and the Tramp (1955)

    Yes. There are still some "cinematic moments" today, but it's far less common than in the past.
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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    No. There is no change in the prevalence of "cinematic moments" since the beginning of the 21st century.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception (2010)

    No. The prevalence of "cinematic moments" is higher than in the past.