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If There Was An Academy Award For "Best Single Shot In A Film," Which Movies Would've Won?

"I'm not throwin' away my shot!" —Hamilton, but also these cinematographers, probably

Making a "perfect" film from beginning to end? Difficult but doable. Making a "perfect" scene? A little harder, but there are still a lot of examples... But what about making a "perfect" single shot?

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I think you see where I'm going with this, but allow me to outright ask you: What, in your opinion, is the closest example to a perfect single shot in a film*?

MGM

*This post is asking for FILM shots; we can always do a television one later!

Maybe it's from something hailed as a classic — like the clapping shot from Citizen Kane (1941) — that is recognizable by film nerds and newbies alike.

RKO Radio Pictures

Or perhaps it's from something more recent — like the final shot in Moonlight (2016) — that stuck with you long after the movie ended.

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Heck, maybe it's from a single shot from a film already filled with incredibly dynamic shots — like Furiosa's tragic realization from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) — that moved you in mere seconds.

Warner Bros.

So, what is — in your opinion — the single most perfect shot ever committed to film? Name the movie and the shot in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!

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