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    KORZAK has 3 or 4 such moments

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    In my opinion, the endings of Au Hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson and Grave of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata.




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    ^ I only saw Grave of the Fireflies last month, and yes, it was a very moving experience. I think the director was right that Live child actors wouldn't be able to capture it.
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    My wife and I saw the original showing of the Downton Abbey series on Masterpiece (September, 2010 to December, 2015 on PBS/WUCF) and are currently in the process of watching its repeat. Though there are a number of sad moments, it's the many feel good moments that continue to bring tears to our eyes. What a wonderful production for the senses!

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    Lots of sad endings, but Death in Venice was sad in the poor way, IMO - a travesty of minute action, poor facial make-up, and poor sound dubbing. Never again.
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    One of my personal saddest moments that I can remember comes not from a film but a nature documentary. I'm nearly certain it was "Untamed Africa", a 90s documentary from before the time there was Planet Earth and all the other famous BBC shows. While all of those shows are great, there's something more "authentic" about certain nature documentaries made before that time.
    In Untamed Africa they followed the same pack of lions throughout the show. At some point one of the main lionesses got wounded and was eventually left behind by the rest of the pride. This scene really got to me; she was constantly staring at them while they slowly disappeared in the distance and I swear I could see the desperation in the eyes of the lioness.... a few days later she died.
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    Yes, I also find it moving when a member of a pack is left or if a youngster dies or is killed. The only animals I don't have any empathy for are hyenas. I appreciate that this might be unfair but I find them on the whole to be loathsome creatures - it especially annoys me when they steal a hard-earned kill from a cheetah or leopard.
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    A Move called 'Bryan's Song'. It was true story about Gayle Sayer's and his roommate Brian Piccolo. (American football players.) A real tearjerker.

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    Couple that come to mind:
    Opening scene of “Up”
    Last scene of “Wall-E”
    Last scene of “Toy Story 3”
    Last scene of “Cinema Paradiso”

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    The Elephant Man (1980). Final scene set to Samuel Barber --AfS.
    It was a death scene ... and SUICIDE scene (which seem to be accurate from historical accounts).
    The OST composed by John Morris is also effective.

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