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Mail: 100 Greatest Movie Moments

Readers respond to “The Godfather,” “Star Wars,” and “Psycho”

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For Love of the Frame

”The 100 greatest movie moments” definitely had its strengths (including oft-dismissed gems like Pretty Woman) and weaknesses (ranking Philadelphia over The Graduate?). But more importantly, it captured a list of images that are going to linger in our minds forever, and isn’t that what the movies are all about? Thank you.
DOUG STRASSLER
Charlottesville, Va.

I usually love EW but had to respond to the mess that was your ”100 Greatest Movie Moments.” Your content wasn’t consistent. Psycho‘s shower scene is a moment. The entire movie The Godfather is not. Star Wars‘ F/X, Pulp Fiction blasting onto screens, and over half the other items chosen are not. It seemed like you were aiming at a top 100 influential films crossed with defining events in filmdom.
JIM TIPPINS
Murrells Inlet, S.C.

As much as I enjoyed reading your ”100 Greatest Movie Moments,” I am shocked by the omission of three that should have been high on the list: Cary Grant gets chased by a crop duster in North by Northwest; Gene Hackman’s car chase in The French Connection; and Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr make love on the beach in From Here to Eternity.
KENNETH FELDMAN
New York

How can anyone forget the moment in Jurassic Park when Sam Neill and Laura Dern (and the rest of the world) first glimpse the magnificent Brachiosaur upon their arrival in the park? This coup in special-effects wizardry undoubtedly catapulted movie magic into the 21st century.
MICHAEL MACAIONE
Astoria, N.Y.

What about Meg Ryan faking an orgasm in a deli in When Harry Met Sally?
TOM S. TSENG
Menlo Park, Calif.

…Al Pacino screaming ”Attica! Attica!” in Dog Day Afternoon?
DAVE HALLEY
Suffolk, Va.

…Jack Nicholson’s ”you can’t Handle the Truth” speech from A Few Good Men?
JEFF LAMAN
Atlanta