Movie scenes which will leave you breathless
THIEVES break into a blind man’s house and come to regret it in Don’t Breathe, out now. Holding your breath for a long time is usually a bad idea, since breathing is good for people, but here are some movies where oxygen takes a back seat.
Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan have to avoid breathing when poisonous gas floods into the room. Seems the Force would be handy on those nights the dog eats something that doesn’t sit well with him.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Tom Cruise has to navigate an underwater turbine for nearly six minutes; just try holding your breath that long. We’ll wait. With defibrillators.
Apollo 13: When a mission engineer realises that there’s only enough oxygen for two astronauts when there are three, Jack Swigert ( Kevin Bacon) quips, “Maybe I should just hold my breath.” The other two agree and make it home without incident.
Gravity: Since she was wearing a space suit, Sandra Bullock could hurtle untethered through space while breathing normally. That didn’t mean anyone in the audience was.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Gillyweed lets Harry survive underwater for a long time, but nothing is powerful enough to get him out of the most messed-up school competition in history. – Washington Post
Stephen Lang plays a blind war veteran in