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“That” shot of someone in a theater watching a movie

You know the one: our subject - often framed centered & symmetrically - lit by the cool glow of the screen as the projector light dances behind them. We see them experience awe, amusement, bewilderment, fear, despair… It’s the director, it’s all of us, it’s heartbreak feeling good in a place like this.

EDIT: 🧡💚💙 thank you Letterboxd crew for including this as a list you loved in your wrap-up! It’s ongoing so if anyone thinks of any missing please comment below and I’ll add.

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  • The Disaster Artist
  • Hugo
  • Amélie
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Shape of Water
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Fabelmans
  • Empire of Light
  • Taxi Driver
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • True Romance
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Chaplin
  • Ed Wood
  • Brigsby Bear
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Aviator
  • Up
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Artist
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Barton Fink
  • Hot Rod
  • Outbreak
  • Pleasantville
  • All That Jazz
  • Son of Rambow
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Matinee
  • Amarcord
  • Donnie Darko
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Whip It
  • Whiplash
  • La La Land
  • God Bless America
  • Scream 2
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Belfast
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Pearl
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Roma
  • Shirin
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Burn After Reading
  • Michael Jackson's Thriller
  • The Long Day Closes
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Atonement
  • Bad Education
  • Tampopo
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Contempt
  • Cape Fear
  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Gremlins
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • The 400 Blows
  • Paprika
  • Porno
  • Diner
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Paterson
  • Blonde
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • The Lost Daughter
  • The Day of the Locust
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Their Finest
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Clerks III
  • Big Fat Liar
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Play It Again, Sam
  • Bones and All
  • 8MM
  • Chef
  • Holy Motors
  • Alexandria… Why?
  • Pompo the Cinephile
  • Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer