I think the last scene in An Affair to Remember is one of my favorite scenes in movies. I just love the language an how it all works together. So much is communicated, but it’s all implicit, in the language, in the subtle verbal cues, in the facial expressions. I don’t know, it’s just very cool to me. He starts out by trying to find out why she wasn’t there, then tells her how he felt about that, and then realizes what happened to her, and none of that is expressed explicitly. I don’t know, I just like it a lot, it’s a very cool effect, and good acting.
I think what it is is that it amazes me how much of language is not about the surface meanings of the words themselves, and so much can be communicated in between the lines. It’s cool. Except for the very very weepy end, it’s an incredible scene.