In today’s politically charged climate, Twitter can certainly be a place where people are charged up and ready to get into 140 character debates about the state of the world. But perhaps what is lost amongst the bickering is that the platform is still a place to engage in discourse regarding much lighter fare.
An example of the latter began when filmmaker, Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Doctor Strange), asked his followers a simple question; “What is the single greatest scene in cinema history?”
For him, it’s the library sequence in Wim Wenders’ 1987 film, Wings of Desire. Of course, this topic is widely debatable — which is why it’s such a fun piece of social media to dive deeper into.
Although it’s a just a cross-section, here is what Twitter came back with.
The Untouchables train station shootout
The final scene in The Searchers
The Omaha Beach invasion in Saving Private Ryan
Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed in Rocky
The elevator scene in The Departed
Rachael meets Deckard in Blade Runner
La Marseillaise in Casablanca
The opening scene in Inglorious Basterds
The “get out of the water” scene from Jaws
The hospital scene in The Godfather
The “it’s not your fault scene” from Good Will Hunting
Randy the Ram’s last match in The Wrestler
The shower scene in Psycho
The hallway scene in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mark and Eduardo’s confrontation in The Social Network
The staircase scene in The Shining
The bus scene in The Graduate
The final performance in Whiplash
The “love and hate” scene from Do the Right Thing
The elevator scene in Drive
The bike scene in E.T.