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    People Shared Single Film Shots That They Believe Are Flawless, And Honestly, They're Right

    Cinematographers! Deserve! More! Credit! Always!

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community, "What is the closest example to a perfect single shot in a film?" and their incredible answers sparked even MORE great responses! So here are even more of the most sensational seconds ever committed to film:

    WARNING: Given the nature of this post, there are SPOILERS ahead for some of these films!

    1. The Oz reveal shot, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    MGM

    "When Dorothy opens the door into Oz and we see the transition from her black-and-white world to the colorful world of Oz. It's breathtaking. I can’t even imagine how mind-blowing it was for the people who first saw that effect."

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    2. The Valkyrie shot, Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

    Marvel Studios

    "When Valkyrie's flying down on her Pegasus to fight Hela. It's absolutely stunning and so detailed."

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    3. The sneak-attack shot, Halloween (1978)

    Compass International Pictures

    "When Laurie is resting by a darkened doorway and you slowly see Michael Myers' iconic mask come into view. The fear on Laurie's face contrasting with Myers' emotionless mask is quite breathtaking."

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    4. The parted-sea shot, Moana (2016)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    "For me it’s definitely that shot where Moana is walking in the parted sea toward Te'Ka."

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    5. The reunion shot, The Color Purple (1985)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "A simple shot — one with so much beauty and emotion in it — is when Celie sees Nettie and her children across the field of purple flowers with their beautiful wraps billowing in the breeze."

    lexcat29

    6. The look-up shot, Titanic (1997)

    Paramount Pictures

    "The shot where we see Rose's young face for the first time under the purple hat. She's able to be impressed by the ship before having to act like she's not."

    ktparrish

    7. The garage shot, A Star Is Born (2018)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "The way that shot hits is excruciatingly meaningful. I refuse to ever watch that movie again because it was so good, I can’t go through the range of emotions and depth that movie had."

    Amanda

    8. The peach-fuzz shot, Parasite (2019)

    CJ Entertainment

    "Pure genius."

    ananyeah

    9. The battle shot, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    New Line Cinema

    "When Gandalf, Éomer, and the Riders of Rohan charge down the mountain toward Saruman's army (who are attacking Helm's Deep) just as the sun rises over the mountain, illuminating them and blinding Saruman's army. It's a very striking shot of the two armies juxtaposed with each other — forces of light and dark."

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    10. The ice shot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Focus Features

    "The shot from above of them lying on the ice, with a giant crack in it...it's perfection."

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    11. The Land of the Dead shot, Coco (2017)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "When they cross the marigold bridge and you can see all the buildings in the Land of the Dead for the first time."

    RiverMonster

    12. The dance shot, Pride and Prejudice (2005)

    Focus Features

    "When Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth dance for the first time, and you realize that everyone else has disappeared from the room. It’s such a brilliant shot."

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    13. The face-reveal shot, The Dark Knight (2008)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "The first time you see the Joker's face is goosebump-inducing."

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    14. The car shot, The Godfather (1972)

    Paramount Pictures

    "Definitely the shot where Rocco and Clemenza are going to kill Paulie. The Statue of Liberty is in the distance as a subtle reminder of how far Italian Americans have come. Plus, Clemenza delivers one of the best improvised lines EVER: 'Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.'"

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    15. The Holdo maneuver shot, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "I don't love this movie, but the shot of the rebel ship going through the star destroyer made me GASP."

    SiriusBlue

    16. The pool shot, The Graduate (1967)

    Embassy Pictures

    "When Ben sinks to the bottom of the pool in a full dive outfit to escape the parents above — fantastic."

    amarsh1954

    17. And finally — the banner shot, Jurassic Park (1993)

    Universal Pictures

    "The banner fluttering down past the T. rex as she roars inside the visitors’ center is perfection."

    —Alicia McCarthy, Facebook

    Now it's YOUR turn! What do you believe is the single most perfect shot ever committed to film? Share yours in the comments below!

    Note: Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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