Why The Final Smile in ‘Magnolia’  is one of the best moments in movies.


Hello Everybody.



Over on the site That Moment In.  The same place where you can listen to  The very cool podcast, Cinema Recall.  I wrote an article about one of my favorite moments in movies.  The ending of Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’.  No, not the the frog sequence.  I’m talking about the final shot of Claudia Wilson Gator(Melora Walters) smiling at the camera.  It is one of the best sequences in movies, and I’m here to explain why

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About The Vern

I love movies and I enjoy writing about them too. They both go pretty much hand in hand with each other and it's fun to discover new classics. I co host the podcasts The Film Pasture, ScreenTrax, and soon Cinema Recall. While also contributing reviews and articles to other great sites when I can.
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2 Responses to Why The Final Smile in ‘Magnolia’  is one of the best moments in movies.

  1. Chris says:

    The smile is heartwarming for sure.The scenes between the police officer and Claudia are great. Aimee Mann’s soundtrack fits so well for that film.

  2. The Vern says:

    Thanks Chris. I fully agree with you on this. I love the soundtrack and want to own it on vinyl.

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