E.T. Tops Most Powerful Film Moment Poll
The little alien's farewell scene lands 30% of the vote…
To mark the launch of education charity FILMCLUB's ‘Power of Film’ campaign which highlights films’ ability to inspire, educate, and move the nation, the charity partnered with Lovefilm to poll 2,000 respondents and reveal the Most Powerful Moments in Film.
E.T. flies into the top spot for the tear jerking goodbye scene at the spaceship, Toy Story 3 lands second place for the scene which sees the toys prepare to face their fate at the fire pit, while Rocky’s big fight scene punched its way into third place with 15 per cent of the vote.
Other scenes from Bambi, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wizard of Oz and Battleship Potemkin also made the top ten.
The FILMCLUB 10 Most Powerful Film Moments are as follows:
1. E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial (PG, 1982): When E.T. says goodbye to his young friends and heads home in a spaceship, leaving a rainbow trailing across the sky.
2. Toy Story 3 (U, 2010): Where the toys hold hands and face their fate.
3. Rocky (PG, 1976): The emotionally charged big fight.
4. Bambi (U, 1942): The moment when tragedy touches the young life of Bambi.
5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG, 1969): The moment when the besieged cowboys leap out of their bunker, all guns blazing.
6. The Wizard of Oz (U, 1939): When Dorothy opens the door of her grey house onto a world filled with colour.
7. Battleship Potemkin (PG, 1925): The influential ‘Odessa Steps’ massacre scene.
8. Mr Smith Goes To Washington (U, 1939): The filibuster scene makes a powerful case for justice: “I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause.”
9. Network (15, 1976): When news anchor Howard Beale announces “I’m as mad as hell’.
10. Miracle in Milan (U, 1951): Final scene when Toto and his friends rise into the sky on brooms.
To demonstrate the ‘Power of Film’ to educate, FILMCLUB will host screenings in schools around the UK, followed by discussions about how film has a powerful effect on its viewers in numerous ways.
Now operating in over 6,500 UK schools with close to 250,000 members meeting each week, the charity FILMCLUB provides access to thousands of classic and popular titles for youngsters to watch, discuss and review.
To find out further information about FILMCLUB and the Power of Film campaign, please visit: www.filmclub.org