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Five movies to escape with…

Roslyn Hull

Run. Basically…run!

Evading captors, an oncoming storm, aliens or bandits, escape on film can be one of the most exciting cinematic devices. As the audience – hearts in mouths and breath barely a gasp – we hope, no matter what the impossible odds, that our heroes will make it.

Here are five celluloid moments that had me on the edge of my seat.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones running from a huge rolling boulder… and he stumbles!


Pick a sequence, any sequence, and there will be the stomach- dropping moment where it could all go wrong.


Run Ripley run! Or hide, or fight! But with a franchise like this she could never truly escape…

The Bourne Identity

Any Jason Bourne outing, really. I can barely breathe through some of these chase scenes.


Keanu and Sandra and a bus that can’t slow down – it still sends me to the edge and I’ve seen it at least 10 times!

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This article originally appeared in Magazine: Escape for Summer 2016/17. Find out more about Magazine here

Magazine Edition 7: Escape


Ros Hull

Roslyn is a writer and storyteller who loves all things Canberra, her family, sci fi and movies – but not in that order. She has worked in museum education since 2001 and has a passion for imparting knowledge to others. Writing is her happy place, particularly if there is a dog at her feet and a coffee in her hand. More about the Author

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