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Let's discuss the No Man's Land scene in Wonder Woman (2017)

We now live in a post-Wonder Woman live-action film world, and it’s glorious. However, Wonder Woman cinematographer Matt Jensen revealed in a recent interview that the now-iconic No Man’s Land scene almost didn’t make the cut. What do you think about that? What effect did that scene have on you? (Personally, I’ve watched the film four times now, and I still cry every time I watch that scene. I come out of the theatre wanting to flip cars!!!)

  • This is an amazing piece of film. It has amazing music and it plays a huge role in Wonder Woman's development as a hero! – Sean Gadus 4 years ago
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  • If someone from film would take it on, perhaps. I'm not sure what it does aesthetically or narratively. That's not to say it doesn't have precisely the sort of emotional impact or resonance with viewers you describe, of course. Whether someone could write a tenable essay on affect in that scene is questionable, I think. I'm confident someone could write an essay deconstructing the scene technically. – Paul A. Crutcher 4 years ago
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  • The scene can be analyzed through the lens of how difficult it is for women to express themselves publicly. Since this movie is the first superhero blockbuster with a female lead (not counting Catwoman) and the first to be directed by a woman, you can go into some detail on Patty Jenkins and her process making the film. Or even analyze how Wonder Woman proves to her comrades, and the audience, that she is a bonafide superhero who could help end the war if given the opportunity to fight in the front lines. – Rico 4 years ago
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  • Wonder Woman was a brave, much-needed and very important film for the sexist male chauvinist society of our times. – Vishnu Unnithan 4 years ago
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