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Poll: Memorable Movie Moments (Clock-Wise)

Tick-tock, tick tock... time can be a tricky thing, if you don't control it, it ends up controlling you. As they say, money is a good servant but a bad master... and since time is money...

And from the early days of cinema, time has always been represented as a hostile or stressful element, the most emblematic image being Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock on the side of a building. If that iconic moment doesn't sum up the conflicting relationship we all have with time, I don't know what it does.

And while not always the main inspiration, Safety Last! (1923) paved the way to other memorable scenes featuring one or many characters in similar situations although not necessarily on the same life-threatening level, or just a habile juxtaposition of characters and a clock.

Which of these memorable movie moments is your favorite?

Try to find your answer in less than 20 seconds and then discuss the list here, hurry!

Make Your Choice

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    Harold Lloyd in Safety Last! (1923)

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    Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future (1985)

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    Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club (1985)

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    Erwin Biswanger and Gustav Fröhlich in Metropolis (1927)

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    Charles Laughton in The Big Clock (1948)

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    Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins, Bobby Driscoll, and Tommy Luske in Peter Pan (1953)

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    Asa Butterfield in Hugo (2011)

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    Hayden Christensen in Jumper (2008)

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    Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in Shanghai Knights (2003)

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    Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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    Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking (1989)

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    Rod Taylor in The Time Machine (1960)

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    Cinderella (1950)

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    Tarô Ishida in Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

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    Clock Cleaners (1937)

    Another one, not necessarily from a movie.

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