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Whenever I see that a screen adaptation of E Nesbit’s Railway Children is showing on TV (and let’s face it, today’s film and the 2000 TV remake are on a lot), I just can’t resist screaming out that emotional line. If you know the story, you’ll know exactly which scene I mean.
I don’t know about you, but for me there are a number of well-known movie lines that always open the floodgates of emotion for me, and some that also make me groan. Here’s a few off the top of my head:
You had me at “hello”.
Daddy, My Daddy!
You needn’t worry about them. They’ll be alright, and thousands like them. If you come along, I’ll show you what I mean.
You see. That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you, and I hate you, Harry. I really hate you. I hate you.
Now I know I’ve got a heart, because it’s breaking.
Cat! Cat! Oh, Cat… ohh…
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
God bless us, every one.
I am not an animal! I am a human being! I…am…a…man!
I promise – I’ll come back for you. I promise – I’ll never leave you.
… by believing, Peter. Just believe.
Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.
After all, tomorrow is another day.
The Railway Children is showing today, Sunday 22nd November, on ITV3 at 4pm