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Sorry but I forgot to say that I meant that the first (very) is used here to emphasize that I am talking exactly about that particualr scene but not another. It is not a repetition of (very) with same meaning as intensifier. 

Just to make sure, did you understand it the way I explained above?

No, Izzy, I did not understand the first "very" that way (I understood it as a redundant intensifier of the first "very"), though it is possible to understand it that way. But it really would only work in speech, where contour of intonation could indicate the intended parsing, "the very [very hot scene]," rather than what the phrase appears to indicate in isolation, "the [very very hot] scene."

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