Such scenes imply that women need to be saved. They cannot save themselves. They need men. Not only movies, but other forms of media in Hollywood also portray women as weaklings.
Pure Beauty: ‘Between Generations’
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Is Truth Beauty? Is Beauty Truth? That image of a shattered urn, Vladimir Nabokov discloses in a penciled marginal note, preoccupied him during the composition of Ada. In the midst of this, Ms. The urn?
The urn is apparently decorated with a picture of a youth playing a flute in a pastoral setting and a young man chasing a young woman around the urn. She may well wish him to catch her--but the important thing is that on the urn, the music is silent and the chase, perpetual. And of course, it's worth remembering here that the function of an urn is to hold for eternity the ashes of the dead.