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Hang the DJ Scene: Finding Soulmates with AI Dating Apps

The Hang the DJ episode in season four of Black Mirror is about finding love in a world run by advanced dating applications. In this scene, Amy and Frank are looking for each other in a bar after AI-versions of themselves successfully complete 998 of 1,000 dating simulations. Amy studies the dating app on her […]

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Lost In Translation Scene: Romance Between Friends

Lost in Translation is a movie about falling in love while traveling in a foreign country. In this scene, Charlotte & Bob are in a karaoke bar with Charlotte’s friend Charlie and his friends. After Charlotte sings Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders, Bob sings More Than This by Roxy Music. When singing the lyrics […]

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Mud Scene: Ending the Love Chase

Mud is a movie about chasing the love of your life at all costs. In this scene, Juniper is standing outside her motel room smoking a cigarette. From the distance, Mud steps out from behind a large pole in an adjacent lot. She sees him and they meet eyes. He lifts his hand slowly, saying […]

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Top Gun: Maverick Scene: Breaking Rules to Achieve the Impossible

Top Gun: Maverick is a movie about a legendary fighter pilot (Maverick) training other pilots for an “impossible” mission while getting a second chance to love and protect those dearest to him. My favorite scene in the movie happens after Admiral Simpson “permanently grounds” Maverick from the mission and Penny tells him that he will “find […]

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WeCrashed Scene: Sustaining Spirit in Startups

WeCrashed is a mini series about the founding, growth, and downfall of the commercial real estate company WeWork. My favorite scene shows the founder and his wife returning to the essence of WeWork in the wake of “lifeless” formalities. They are frustrated by the robotic quality of the S-1 document that’s needed to take their […]

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Cast Away Scene: Moving Through Hard Times

Cast Away is a movie about a man stranded on an island and his return to the woman he loves. My favorite scene in the movie is when Chuck is recounting how the tragedy impacted his romantic relationship to his friend, Stan. How Kelly had to let him go after his plane crashed and enough time […]

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Awakenings Scene: Letting Go and Loving Truly

Awakenings is a movie based on a true story about a boy named Leonard Lowe trying to live in an adult body after waking up from a 30-year-long coma. My favorite scene in the movie is when he accepts that the medicine that awakened him is no longer working and that he must say goodbye to […]

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Mary Magdalene Scene: Realizing Peace on Earth

Mary Magdalene is a movie about the relationship between Jesus and his only female apostle, Mary. My favorite scene in the movie is when Mary awakes and finds Jesus alive after death. He has realized the kingdom of heaven on earth. She tells the apostles what Jesus told her: that the kingdom of heaven is here, […]