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Scenes from Films that Have Scarred You For Life

This would typically illicit waterlogged memories from childhood of watching the elevators open and the blood rushing out in "The Shining". My parents were very lax with rules when I was growing up and I was somehow able to watch the following film on TV at a very young age by myself (bad idea!). %0D %0D I have to say the scenes from a film that have potentially scarred me the most are from the 1982 Jill Clayburgh film "I'm Dancing As Fast as I Can". I think I might've been about seven or eight years old. In the film, Clayburgh plays real-life Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Barbara Gordon. Against her doctor's orders she tries to detox in her apartment from a severe addiction to Valium, cold turkey. Her live-in boyfriend (who is, himself, an alcoholic and played by the extremely creepy Nicol Williamson) is helping her by, essentially, not letting her leave the house. There's a scene where he is passed out drunk and she is trying to creep out of her apartment. He catches her, beats the ever-living shit out of her and then when she comes to, she's tied to a chair in their bedroom, bruised and bloodied. It might be the domestic abuse that arises out of what was a simple addiction plotline, but it is so horrifying as to almost eclipse the dark hell of withdrawal Clayburgh portrays. I think a man punching a woman is extremely difficult to watch for some reason.%0D %0D She eventually gets out of the situation by pretending that they have a dinner engagement with another couple. She convinces her boyfriend that she'd better call them and make up some excuse so they don't come looking for her. When he agrees and gets the couple on the telephone, she starts screaming for help. They eventually come over and save her. %0D


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