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Scenes from old films

It’s Emily and William here this week sharing a column that we wrote ages ago about our favourite scenes from old films. We were thinking about those films where we have strong memories of a particular scene, and want to share with you some of the ones we like best.

One of my, William’s, favourite films in Grease. I especially love it when they perform Grease Lightning and Beauty School Dropout. A favourite scene is the one with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, right at the end, when she arrives at the funfair looking beautiful in a cool leather outfit and smoking. It’s a fantastic scene and his face hits the floor!

More good ones are from the Italian job, like the chase between the minis, and the other scene when they blow up a car and Michael Cain says ‘you’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off’. I also love the scene when the coach is hanging on the edge of the cliff.

As for me Emily, I love it in Mamma Mia 2 when Cher arrives in the helicopter and blasts out that song. It’s fantastic! My favourite film has to be ‘The Holiday’ with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. I can’t even describe why I love it so much, I just do. There’s not even a particular scene I love, it’s more I like the idea of doing a house swap like that, especially if the houses are as lovely as theirs. I wouldn’t turn up somewhere snowy in high heels like she does!

We hope our article this week has brought back some memories for you of great scenes in films. We’ve certainly had more time over the last two years to watch films, what with COVID and the lockdowns!

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by People First Dorset - a charity led and run by people with learning disabilities with support from staff.

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