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Friday, 7 February, 2003, 16:11 GMT
Ghost tops romantic love scenes poll
The scene from Ghost
Moore and Swayze embraced over a potting wheel
Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's clinch over a pottery wheel in Ghost has been voted the top love scene in a film poll of UK cinema-goers.

The scene from the 1991 supernatural romance, which also starred Whoopi Goldberg, took 22% of the 3010 votes cast at UCI cinemas across the UK.

Top five romantic scenes
1. Ghost (Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze)
2. Love Story (Ali McGraw, Ryan O'Neal)
3. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell)
4. Pretty Woman (Richard Gere, Julia Roberts)
5. Casablanca (Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart)

Ghost beat classic scenes such as the final goodbye on the airport tarmac in the drama Casablanca (1942), and Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr's embrace on the beach in From Here To Eternity (1953).

The list does include a number of classic romances from yesteryear.

The scene where Jenny (Ali McGraw) dies in Oliver's (Ryan O'Neal) arms in Love Story was a surprise second favourite.

Scenes from 90s romances Four Weddings and a Funeral and Pretty Woman came in at number three and number four.

Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart
Casablanca has been called the most romantic film ever

The airport farewell between Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa and Humphrey Bogart's Rick in Casablanca made number five.

The romantic list also included scenes from Brief Encounter (number six), Gone With The Wind (number seven), From Here To Eternity (number eight) and Bridget Jones' Diary (number nine).

And the scene from Titanic where Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio stand at the prow of the doomed liner was number 10.

"The favourite film moments chosen here by our guests are a really interesting mix of tear-jerkers, passionate declarations and scenes to make you smile," said a UCI spokeswoman.

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