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Tom Top Ten: Family
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serenography From: serenography Date: December 10th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, lovely. So many wonderful moments, all expressed beautifully and heart-wrenchingly by Tom.

When Jonathan confronts his son as he heads for the field, Clark stands firm, reminding his father that he can never truly understand what it means to be a Kryptonian in a human world. With the love and lessons his parents have given him, the boy is ready to become a man. Tom makes us realize how far Clark has come, and how far he will one day go.

Clark's words in that scene were a defining moment in the series for me. They really got to the heart of the constant emotional difficulty it is to be Clark Kent. It's still one of my all-time favorite SV scenes.

Thanks for sharing this in the comm.!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 11th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was inspired to do this series because of constantly seeing people say Tom can't act, and because many people assume I only like him because he's pretty. As an actor, he touches my heart, and this scene is an exceptional moment in that regard. His performance is quiet, yet passionate, and I found myself quite moved by it. It will always be a favorite of mine.

I also like the scene that precedes it, where Clark gets ready for the game alone in the locker room. I've heard it described as cheesy, but except for the gratuitous product placement in the shot of his locker, I love it. It's one of those moments in Smallville where the music, the cinematography, and the acting all come together to make something wonderful.

Thanks for having me in the comm! :) It's such a joy to share my appreciation for Tom with people who feel the same way!
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