E.T. bicycle ride voted Universal’s most memorable moment

On April 30, Universal Pictures celebrated its 100th anniversary, cherishing memorable moments since its beginnings back in 1925. The moment when Elliot (Henry Thomas) pedals past the moonlight in the classic film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) has been named Universal’s top pick. A poll of over 1,000 Brits revealed the scene from E.T. is the most treasured moment in its history, followed by Roy Scheider delivering the famous line, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” in Jaws (1975). “Universal Pictures’ incredible history of films has produced indelible moments and iconic characters across the past 100 years. E.T., Bridget Jones, Marty McFly, Jason Bourne, and countless other iconic Universal characters are part of the fabric of cinema history and these films will continue to capture audiences’ imaginations for years to come,” said Eddie Cunningham, president of Universal Pictures International Entertainment. “It’s not surprising that Elliot’s bike ride in E.T. ranks as the UK’s most memorable Universal moment, but what is so fantastic about timeless films like E.T. is that these characters and stories continue to appeal to new generations.” ~Graeme Mollison

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  1. Someone • May 3, 2012 @ 3:19 PM

    This was a great movie and an epic scene but I wouldn’t really say it’s the BEST int he past 100 years. There’s definitely been better

  2. BlackJag • May 3, 2012 @ 11:53 AM

    It’s one of my all time favourites and, for me, that scene is definitely memorable. I remember the day my friend and I went to see it. While waiting for the previous audience to leave, we saw kids, women and grown men in tears as they left the theatre, including 2 nuns.

  3. TheTruth • May 3, 2012 @ 5:54 PM

    “…produced… and iconic characters…”

    Universal was responsible for writing all those novels, which contained those “iconic characters”?

  4. GLEN • May 3, 2012 @ 7:33 PM

    Definately not the most memorable moment.

  5. Wendy • May 3, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

    Since it was their movie I would think they would know what their monumental moment would be….and I agree…..it is forever etched in our minds.

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