For many years,the saddest movie moment I had ever seen was the end of Phantom of the Opera (starring Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson and Emmy Rossum)when Raul floats Christine away and the Phantom is left alone. That was until I saw the last episode (#4) of North and South, the BBC production of the Elizabeth Gaskell novel starring Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe. Margaret Hale is about to leave Milton forever, and as proud but lovestricken John Thornton stands on the platform watching her get into the coach, he utters to himself “Look back. Look back at me.” She does not. See the clip in the link on the left (third one down). I HIGHLY recommend this film.

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