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alaskamatt17
06-23-2007, 08:55 AM
What are your favorite scenes of all time?

I'll go first so I can take all the good ones:

1) Gandalf and the Rohirrim showing up at Helm's Deep in The Two Towers.

2) The climax of 300 (although the spear could have gone an inch or two in a certain direction)

3) Luke turning off his targeting computer in Star Wars: A New Hope.

4) The graveyard staredown at the end of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

5) Escape montage in The Shawshank Redemption

aruna
06-23-2007, 09:14 AM
2) Standing on the desks at the end of Dead Poet's Society
2) Drinking beer on roof in Shawshank Redemption
3) Listening to opera singer in " "
4) end of Gandhi's fast in Gandhi

too many more to count....

CatSlave
06-23-2007, 10:21 AM
The graveyard staredown at the end of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Good one.

1. Rhett carries Scarlett up the stairs.

2. Komarovsky drives Lara away in the sled as Zhivago frantically scrapes ice from the window for one last glimpse of her.

3. James Dean crying to his father in East of Eden.

4. Nonno reciting his completed poem in Night of the Iguana.

5. Cool Hand Luke eating hardboiled eggs.

6. Shirley MacLaine's sex scene in Being There.

7. The girl swimming alone in the moonlight being caught by Jaws.

8. Borat and Azamat fight in their hotel room over a magazine.
(Sorry about that; I thought it was hilarious.)

Danger Jane
06-23-2007, 10:22 AM
Pride and Prejudice (2005) when Elizabeth is walking early in the morning and Darcy walks to her and it's so awesome.

The Chumscrubber, when Dean is driving to school playing Pure Morning.

Donnie Darko, when Donnie and Gretchen walk downstairs at the party

Mean Creek, them all sitting/standing by the river realizing what they've done

WriterInChains
06-23-2007, 10:41 AM
"Jack's Smirking Revenge" from Fight Club

The scene with the eye attached to the hand in Bride of Reanimator

The closing scenes in Death Proof and Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail.

Opening scene of Sin City.

This is fun! :)

licity-lieu
06-23-2007, 10:45 AM
Comedy
AceVentura Pet Detective, when Ace replies "I'm not ready for a relationship right now" to the crazy cops question: "Do you want me to make your life a living hell?" That one cracks me up every time.

Drama
Sixth Sense: When the little boy tells his mother that Grandma (dead) is proud of her. I crumble every time.

alaskamatt17
06-23-2007, 11:17 AM
Drama
Sixth Sense: When the little boy tells his mother that Grandma (dead) is proud of her. I crumble every time.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried at that scene, too. It's a good one.

Another one I can't forget is Jack Sparrow coming into port in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. It's epicly hilarious.

Jay Byrne
06-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Drunken Master - Jackie Chan doing all that training. So impressive.

Yojimbo - Toshiro Mifune strolls into town. It's great because it is only the beginning.

My Left Foot - Christy (Daniel Day Lewis) writes 'mother' on the floor with the chalk between his toes.

Bad Boy Bubby - shrink-wrapped cats and parents. What more could you ask for? ;)

Harvey - (One of my all time faves) When Stewart's sister first commits him.

Monsters Inc - When we discover that there is an emotion more powerful than fear...*Smiles*

underthecity
06-23-2007, 03:10 PM
God, there are hundreds . . . .

Only one comes to mind right now:

In Star Trek III, The Search for Spock, when the Enterprise escapes Space Dock (Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!) with the Excelsior right behind.

allen

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-23-2007, 04:27 PM
Hundreds, maybe thousands... how do I choose?

Ilsa to Rick, Casablanca: "Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time."

In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff talking to Isabella (Linton's sister and Heathcliff's wife): "Why are your eyes always empty? Like Linton's eyes." Isabella answers, "They're not empty, if you'd only look deeper. Look at me. I'm pretty. I'm a woman and I love you. You're all of life to me. Let me be a single breath of it for you."

The Godfather: Don Corleone, speaking to the assembled dons, trying to make peace and bring Michael home, " I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room; and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today."

In Titanic, the first time we see the ship transmorgrified into her former splendor. Story? What story? I wanted to see the ship! :)

In Open Range, Charley asks the gunman, "You the one killed our friend?" Gunman answers, "That's right. I shot the boy, too. And I enjoyed it." Charley quickly draws his gun and shoots the gunman square in the forehead.

The death of the Enterprise when she arcs across the sky and burns up in the atmosphere in TOS3.

MelodyO
06-23-2007, 05:01 PM
This is a great question, and I can't promise I won't show up later as I think of more.

1. Ace Ventura trying to hide in a cardboard box as someone opens the door of the stockroom he's snooping around in. ::cries with laughter::

2. Indiana Jones showing who has the REAL mad skillz when he shoots the guy with the fancy sword moves.

3. ET, when the flower comes back to life.

4. Big, when Tom Hanks is trying his best to jump into a pair of boys size 12 jeans.

5. The Sixth Sense, when the little dead girl grabs the kid's ankle from under the bed.

6. Chocolat, when the mayor loses control and rolls in the chocolate display at the front of the store.

7. Amélie on the haunted house carnival ride, when the man she secretly loves runs a finger down her neck while he's trying to scare her. . ::fans self::

8. Ghost Rider, when he rides up the side of that building on his flaming motorcycle. OMG I'M KIDDING.

Serenity
06-23-2007, 05:29 PM
2. Indiana Jones showing who has the REAL mad skillz when he shoots the guy with the fancy sword moves.

Just a bit of trivia for this one, 'cause I like trivia. This was actually supposed to be a much larger fight, both of them having swords. But when the day of filming came around, Harrison Ford was sick with something like a 102 fever and with how hot it was where they were filming, just physically couldn't do the choreographed scene. So he suggested that he just shoot the guy and they could move on. And it became one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.


One of my other favorite scenes is also from Raiders: The whole truck sequence where Indy is stealing back the Ark.

The St. Crispian's Day speech from Kenneth Branaugh's version of Henry V.

The opening scene to Ghost Ship. Say what you want about the movie itself, but that scene was one of the most creative... well, I won't say anything else if you haven't seen it. ;)

From Serenity (yes, where I got my 'name'):
Mal: "You wanna run this ship?"
Jayne: "Yes."
Mal: "Well... you can't!"

scarletpeaches
06-23-2007, 05:59 PM
2) Standing on the desks at the end of Dead Poet's Society
2) Drinking beer on roof in Shawshank Redemption
3) Listening to opera singer in " "
4) end of Gandhi's fast in Gandhi

too many more to count....

I always cry when he makes the "secret vow in our hearts" speech and everyone stands up.

And when the line of men are beaten with sticks and another line steps forward.

And when he makes salt.

Let's just say all of that film! :)

(It does make me giggle when Mrs Gandhi has asked if he'd ever broken his vow of chastity and she says, "Not yet!")

Sophia
06-23-2007, 06:09 PM
Aliens: Ripley saying, "Get away from her, you bitch!" My favourite cinematic moment ever.

maestrowork
06-23-2007, 06:18 PM
The last scene of Cinema Paradiso (but you have to watch the whole movie first).

Richard Dreyfuss getting on the alien ship in Close Encounter of the Third Kind.

The seagulls scene in Finding Nemo.

The strip club scene in Closer.

Elizabeth dissing Darcy at the dance hall in Pride & Prejudice.

Tom Hanks speaking to his wife in Sleepless in Seattle.

The last five minutes of Six Feet Under series finale (OK, so it's a TV show).

The climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I can watch that over and over and over again.

And yes, the Ripley's "bitch" scene.

So many more... I am a movie nut.

Sandy J
06-23-2007, 06:29 PM
Elizabeth dissing Darcy at the dance hall in Pride & Prejudice.

I love the Keira Knightly version of this show!! My favorite scene, being the romance writer that I am, is where Darcy comes to her at sunrise. One of the most romantic scenes ever, and not even a kiss. Holds true to the book and melts my heart no matter how many times I've watched it.

Other honorable mentions in the romance department:

Love, Actually - Collin Firth has the whole town follow him to propose in very butchered Portugese to the woman he loves.

Notting Hill - The press conference and the transition into the song She (which, by the way, is the greatest song ever:D )

underthecity
06-23-2007, 06:48 PM
The death of the Enterprise when she arcs across the sky and burns up in the atmosphere. . .

My God, Bones, what have I done?

What you had to do, what you always do: turn death into a fighting chance to live.

Sandy J
06-23-2007, 06:51 PM
My God, Bones, what have I done?

What you had to do, what you always do: turn death into a fighting chance to live.

How about the campy Star Trek IV?
"Everyone remember where we parked the ship."

gerrydodge
06-23-2007, 06:52 PM
The scene between Ben Johnson and Timmothy Bottoms--with Bottom's brother in the background--in the movie THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. It's a beautiful scene: "Yep, Sam the Lion says, "we were in pretty deep." I love that film!

Lyra Jean
06-23-2007, 07:00 PM
Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson:

Kate Winslet goes for a walk and it starts raining then that guy who plays Snape, so sorry I have no clue as to what his name is, comes and brings her inside and stays with her until she gets better.

Sai
06-23-2007, 07:01 PM
The Maltese Falcon: Bogart's last speech to the movie's femme fatale.

Hero: When the caligraphy school is under attack from a hail of arrows. Great fighting, but also a very hot Tony Leung doing caligraphy. sigh.

Porco Rosso: The part were Porco explains (kind of) his curse.

Toothpaste
06-23-2007, 07:20 PM
The Princess Bride - the whole scene between Count Rugen and Inigo ending with: "I want my father back, you son of a b****!"

Sandy J
06-23-2007, 07:47 PM
My family constantly quotes Waiting for Guffman. The scene where Christopher Guests is courting his "muse of the dance" always cracks me up.

Along the funny vein - how about in Meet the Parents, the dinner scene where he talks about milking a cat. And Roxanne when Steve Martin has to come up with nineteen insults about the size of his nose. There are some awesome lines from that movie, it was sadly underrated.

MelodyO
06-23-2007, 07:51 PM
I love this thread!

Of course, how could I forget? "Hello. My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die."

And Love, Actually, when the guy tells Keira he loves her with a series of signs at the front door! ::swoons::

Rosemerry, the actor who played Snape (and the inestimably romantic Col. Brandon) is Alan Rickman, my movie boyfriend. What a man!

Toothpaste
06-23-2007, 08:05 PM
Rosemerry, the actor who played Snape (and the inestimably romantic Col. Brandon) is Alan Rickman, my movie boyfriend. What a man!

And Nottingham in Robin Hood: "Because a spoon is dull you idiot it'll hurt more! Now sew, and keep the stitches small!"

Let's also not forget: "And cancel Christmas!"

MelodyO
06-23-2007, 08:11 PM
And Nottingham in Robin Hood: "Because a spoon is dull you idiot it'll hurt more! Now sew, and keep the stitches small!"

Let's also not forget: "And cancel Christmas!"

I had no idea he was in Robin Hood! Now I have to see that movie again. Because, Toothpaste, I would fight for you, I'd lie for you, walk the wire for you - yeah, I'd die for you. You know it's true, everything I do...I do it for youuuu.

PattiTheWicked
06-23-2007, 08:13 PM
"The Patriot", when Jason Isaacs skewers Heath Ledger. It's beautifully done.

"Platoon" when the helicopter takes off, and Charlie Sheen looks down and sees Willem Dafoe running from the Viet Cong, and dying in a hail of bullets.

"The Princess Bride"... pretty much any scene, but especially when Inigo Montoya confronts the bad guy.

"Fight Club", when the narrator learns the truth about Tyler Durden.

"The Sixth Sense," where Bruce Willis learns the truth about himself.

"Edward Scissorhands", at the very end, when an elderly Winona Ryder tells her grandchild about the first time it snowed, and there's Johnny Depp up on the mountain hacking away at the ice sculptured.

LOTR: The entire Helms Deep sequence.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Rosemerry, the actor who played Snape (and the inestimably romantic Col. Brandon) is Alan Rickman, my movie boyfriend. What a man!

And if you take a look at Alan Rickman in 'Die Hard', you got Ol' Boy - almost twins. :)

http://usimages.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/2/2/K-ndisbild-Alan-Rickman-220414.jpg

underthecity
06-23-2007, 08:39 PM
And slightly off-topic, I think Alan Rickman's awesome. If an entire movie centered around Snape were to come out, no Harry or Hermione in sight, I'd see it on premiere night.

allen

Anonymisty
06-23-2007, 08:44 PM
Last of the Mohicans, when Nathaniel is searching among the crowd for Cora...and finds her.

The Terminator, when Sara sees Kyle staring at her in the mirror.

PotC 2 Dead Man's Chest, when Jack's facing the Kracken. "Hello, beastie!"

Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy is showing Marion the places it doesn't hurt.

V For Vendetta, when all the V's begin marching, and the 1812 Overture is playing.

I'm a hopeless romantic.

Toothpaste
06-23-2007, 09:09 PM
http://www.tokyopop.com/image/17921/34041_large.jpg

Sorry had to.

Okay and to stay on topic:

The opening sequence from Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. So fabulous with the music, and the horses, and the bathing and the disheveled going to not so disheveled. It's awesome.

Danger Jane
06-23-2007, 09:12 PM
Yeah that scene in V for Vendetta is pretty great...it makes me want to giggle because it's just so cool.

What About Bob, when they're all eating dinner and he's asking for a salt substitute and Richard Dreyfuss chokes...okay the whole movie is my favorite scene.

Airplane!, when June Cleaver starts speaking jive, okay yeah that one is a whole movie kind of deal, too.

DeborahM
06-23-2007, 09:28 PM
How about the scene in Something's Gotta Give where Diane Keaton is undressing as she crosses her bedroom and Jack Nicholson is trying to find the kitchen and sees Diane Keaton naked, "Oh, I'm sorry! Oh, God, am I sorry?"

Little Red Barn
06-23-2007, 09:37 PM
I love the final scene in Bonnie and Clyde right before they're gun downed--the look.

Also Butch Cassidy and Sundance as they go over the cliff--and the bicycle scene...

Titanic's scene where the mother is putting her children to bed, saying prayers while ship is sinking--trying to keep everything normal--routine so the kids won't be afraid--this tears me up.

Gone With the Wind--Scarlett scooping up the earth, when she returns to Tara. "as God as my witness..."
and hundreds of Disney movie scenes.

Serenity
06-23-2007, 09:47 PM
The opening sequence from Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. So fabulous with the music, and the horses, and the bathing and the disheveled going to not so disheveled. It's awesome.


Oooo! Yes, excellent movie. Take any interaction between Beatriz and Bennedict in that movie and you have my favorite scenes. You can tell Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson still completely adored one another in that film. I didn't even mind Keanu Reeves in that one... :D

I also loved the "Kill Claudio" scene. Brilliant.

DeborahM
06-23-2007, 10:18 PM
The Ref keeps me in stitches! Marie Wiess wrote the story and helped Richard LaGravenese with the screenplay. What a great job they did on this movie!

Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): Great. I just beat up Santa Claus.

Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): Connecticut is the fifth ring of hell.

Gus: Great, I hijacked my fucking parents.

Lloyd: Caroline, the day you see anything through to the end, I'll stick my own dick in my ear.

Caroline (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001114/): How can we both be in the marriage and I'm miserable and you're content?
Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): Luck?


Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): [to the therapist referring to their son] In the ninth grade we said he could get a part time job. Are you ready for what he did? He started an escort service for the football team, and he gave out my mother's phone number!
Caroline (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001114/): And I still say getting laid by an 18-year-old linebacker is just what she needs!

Caroline (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001114/): We had our own restaurant once. An Italian restaurant. Of course, I would have preferred French, but...
Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): What are we, girlfriends? Do I give a shit about this? No

[Lloyd, after being interrupted by his family, is whalloping the Christmas tree with a fireplace poker]
Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): Excuse me! Excuse me! EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!
[stunned silence by all]
Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): If you don't mind, the "corpse" *STILL* has the floor!

Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): You know what, lady? I'd like to tie you to the back of a fucking truck.
Rose (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0424318/): You don't have the balls.
[Gus leaps up from his chair toward Rose and is intercepted by Lloyd]
Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): Don't do it! It's not worth it.
Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): I fucking hate her, Lloyd!
Lloyd (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/): I know, I know.
Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and Patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain't dead, lady. He's hiding.

Gus (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001459/): The Army? What the fuck? What am I, Oswald, here?

Sandy J
06-23-2007, 10:18 PM
I liked the scene in King Arthur where Arthur marches out to the Saxon and they size each other up. As Arthur rides away before the battle, the Saxon says, "Finally. A man worth killing."

Harper K
06-24-2007, 12:25 AM
In no particular order...

1. The subtitled scene in Annie Hall - As Alvy and Annie chat on the roof, the subtitles give their thoughts. Cracks me up.

2. Michael in the Italian restaurant in The Godfather, particularly the very tense moments after he goes into the bathroom to get the gun, and then sits at the table concealing it as the viewer imagines what's going through his mind....

Also, I love McCluskey's line - "So how's the Italian food in this restaurant?" I say that whenever I'm about to ask / have just asked a really stupidly obvious question.

3. In The Godfather, Part 2, when Michael goes to Hyman Roth's house in Florida to talk business, with Michael's ulterior motive of finding out whether Roth ordered the shooting at the Corleone house. Roth's oblivious wife comes into the sitting room in a ridiculous hoop skirt and brings them tuna fish sandwiches. A darkly funny moment.

4. The first time Ben Braddock goes to the hotel to meet Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. So very funny in its discomfort.

5. When Ralphie goes to see Santa in A Christmas Story. "How about a nice... football?" I tear up laughing at that scene every year, and have since I was a wee one.

6. The "America" number in West Side Story. I'm a nut for musicals, and that scene is the gold standard for me. I can't imagine that I've watched it any fewer than, oh, a hundred times.

Beware_of_Italics
06-24-2007, 01:05 AM
1. The Phantom shows himself to Christine through the mirror and then leads her down to his lair. Mind you, there are many other scenes in this movie that move me. (Phantom of the Opera)

2. The ghost of Captain Gregg tells a sleeping Lucy Muir that "It's been a dream, Luccia." (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir)

3. Captain Gregg comes back for Lucy when she dies. (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir)

4. "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." (The Princess Bride)

5. "Come what May." (Moulin Rouge!)

6. "My queen... my wife... my love." (300) :cry:

7. Many scenes from Lonesome Dove, especially with Gus.

There are just too many to list. I love movies and would feel lost without them.

WriterInChains
06-24-2007, 01:47 AM
The end of Polanski's Macbeth -- hell, any scene in that film.

The "straightjacket scene" in Branagh's Hamlet.

Two names: Leone; Roddenberry. :Sun:

Okay, one more: Romero. :D


It's all about the stories.

licity-lieu
06-24-2007, 01:50 AM
As I read through these posts I cheered along with so many unforgettable scenes that've been mentioned.

:Thumbs: to Melody's Princess Bride mention, The Raider's sword scene and finally my most fave, the Alien's 'bitch' scene (I always interpreted that as a 'feminist' moment since Sigourney represented one of the first strong female leads in a while...for me anyway!)

So howabout these:
"*cough, cough* I've got the black lung, Pop"--Zoolander. (anything from that movie, actually :D)

When Frankenfurter sneaks into Janet's room and...er...enlightens her--Rocky Horror Picture Show. Very steamy ;)

maestrowork
06-24-2007, 01:59 AM
Lea Thompson calling Michael J. Fox Calvin Klein (and lusting after her own son) in Back to the Future... "Darth Vader" scene in the same movie...

The tango in Moulin Rouge.

The folk dance scene in The Sound of Music.

"We need a bigger boat" ... JAWS.

When Ennis's wife sees him and Jack kissing in Brokeback Mountain.

The extended one-take street war scene in Children of Men.

The "faking an orgasm" scene in When Harry Met Sally.

The "light the beacons" sequence in Return of the King.

scarletpeaches
06-24-2007, 02:02 AM
The "I've always loved you," scene in The English Patient.

The scene in Shakespeare in Love where Gwyneth Paltrow's on stage and Joseph Fiennes is watching her from the wings...the look in his eyes...*swoon*.

Sean D. Schaffer
06-24-2007, 02:55 AM
What are your favorite scenes of all time?
...Snipped.


1. Pharaoh's Chariots, the Pillar of Fire, and the Red Sea parting, in The Ten Commandments, 1956
2. The Chariot Race in Ben-Hur, 1959
3. The battle against the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope
4. The Death of Mr. Spock, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
5. Meeting the Wizard for the first time, in The Wizard of Oz, 1939
6. Jack drawing a picture of Rose, as she wears only the diamond necklace, in Titanic, 1997
7. Battle between Draco and Bowen, DragonHeart.

underthecity
06-24-2007, 03:38 AM
The Terminal, when Viktor (Tom Hanks) explains to Catherine Zeta-Jones what's inside the coffee can he carries around.

Star Trek, The Motion Picture, when Scotty takes Kirk on an outside the Enterprise flyby.

The Shining, when Jack is following Wendy across the lobby up the stairs as she swings the bat at him. What really sets this scene is the late Saturday morning sun shining through the windows. It's like the antithesis of the haunted house movie: the horror is happening in daylight, right after breakfast, right after cartoons.

allen

PattiTheWicked
06-24-2007, 03:56 AM
The sequence in Gladiator where Maximus kicks total ass, then shouts "Are you not entertained?"

peg
06-24-2007, 05:23 AM
The cave scene in The English Patient.

peg

licity-lieu
06-24-2007, 05:28 AM
Fave LOL moment: The sweaty orgasmic palm mark on the steamy car window--Titanic

TrainofThought
06-24-2007, 06:34 AM
1) When George Bailey and Mary are on the phone talking to Sam Wainwright in It's A Wonderful Life. (One of the most passionate scenes, ever)
2) When Sean Thornton grabs Mary Kate by the arm and says, “There'll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate... except those in your own mercenary little heart!” and kisses her in The Quiet Man. (Another passionate scene)
3) When Sarah Jane runs after the hearse that carries her mother’s coffin in Imitation of Life.
4) When Nickie Ferrante realizes that Terry is the crippled woman who bought his picture in An Affair to Remember.

What can I say, I'm a sucker for oldies and romance. ;)

Danger Jane
06-24-2007, 07:37 AM
The sequence in Gladiator where Maximus kicks total ass, then shouts "Are you not entertained?"

My favorite Gladiator scene is the end, when he's going to his wife and son. Sniffle.

Toothpaste
06-24-2007, 08:09 AM
Me I'm all about: "It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."

Lyra Jean
06-24-2007, 10:44 AM
In Tombstone with Val Kilmer playing Doc Holliday.

His death scene:

"If you were ever my friend, if you ever cared for me. You will leave now."

I bawl my eyes every single time.

Thanks for the Alan Rickman. I knew someone would know. I loved him in the movie "Love Actually." There is another movie I seen him in but can't remember the name of it. *sigh*

DeborahM
06-24-2007, 11:01 AM
There is another movie I seen him in but can't remember the name of it. *sigh*


Check here on IMDB at the movie listings for Alan Rickman: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000614/

maestrowork
06-24-2007, 11:24 PM
Empire Strikes Back: "Luke, I'm your father" and the battle scene on Hoth.

HAL trying to kill Dave in 2001: Space Odyssey.

The final shot of Monsters, Inc.

ChaosTitan
06-25-2007, 12:57 AM
The Return of the Jedi -- The final celebration scene on Endor (the original version with the upbeat, Yup-yup song).

Gettysburg -- The entire battle on Little Round Top.

Moulin Rouge -- The finale.

That Thing You Do! -- The first time they hear their song on the radio and are dancing around appliance store.

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (Baz Lurhman's version) -- Mercutio's death on the beach.

Galaxy Quest -- The fight with Gorignak (the rock monster) and trying to get the transporter to work correctly. "It was inside out and it exploded?!?!"

Serenity -- River beats the snot out of everyone in the bar (including Jayne).

Superman -- The first time Supes saves Lois Lane from the falling helicopter.

Bmwhtly
06-25-2007, 11:33 AM
Good thread. THere seem to be a majority of touchy-feely responses, not that there's anything wrong with that but lets see if we can't redress the balance somewhat.

V for Vendetta: When the sea of masked folk swarm towards parliament. It's the only scene in any film that is guaranteed to make my eyes start leaking. But I'm not quite sure why.

V for Vendetta: When "Rookwood" tells Finch the story. Also when Finch talks about 'feeling' that he could see the Holistic veins that run through the story.

Dog Soldiers: Wells and Cooper's scene by the window. "When I signed my life away on that dotted line, I fucking meant it"

The Descent: The original 'dream' ending.

Hot Fuzz: When the Florist lays out the entire supposed premise that Angel has been working to discover. In one chunk. "But as far as I'm concerned, cousin sissy can f" "will you excuse me a moment"

Day of the Dead ('85 Original): When Bub frees himself and wanders about looking for Logan, then finds him.

28 Days Later: Jim roaming through empty London, the mounting score building to the church.

Open Range: The entire, sprawling gunfight from Butler's death to Baxter's.

The Thing: The blood test.

Serenity: River's bar fight. In my opinion, the best fight scene ever.

I think that'll do for now. You can call me a geek if you like.

travelgal
06-25-2007, 12:30 PM
Some of you already mentioned some of my fave scenes, but I'm surprised none of you mentioned anything from Forest Gump:

"Hello. My name is Forest Gump. Everybody calls me Forest Gump."

The ending of Forest Gump with that feather.

Star Trek; the Voyage Home. Kirk tells Spock not to swear in the "The whale the hell" bit, after Spock had jumped into the aquariam. Can't recall the exact wording, but Spock says, "You swear!" Kirk says "I know how to swear properly, and you don't!"

The scene where Spock gets drunk on sugar.

Indie Jones 3: Enemy planes are a-coming, and Indy only has one bullet. Jines Snr goes, 'ow, ow, ow' and flaps his brolly frantically. The seabirds take off, and fly into the planes, and the planes crash. Indy looking nonplussed, while Snr smirks and strolls past with unfurled brolly.

The_Grand_Duchess
06-25-2007, 06:01 PM
28 Days Later at the end when Jim goes all GI Jim and is running around with no shoes or shirt on killing people with his bare hands. That was awesomly crazy.

Party Monster when the rat tells the story about how Micheal killed Angel.

Tombstone, every scene with Doc Holiday. Every. Single. One.

I can't think of any more.

Sean D. Schaffer
06-25-2007, 06:53 PM
--The Death of Darth Vader and Destruction of the Second Death Star -- Return of the Jedi
--The opening scene in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Disney version with James Mason as Captain Nemo)
--"I promise you nothing" -- Spartacus

scarletpeaches
06-25-2007, 06:57 PM
Me I'm all about: "It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."

I think I speak for thethinker42 as well when I say, "AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!"

JamieFord
06-25-2007, 06:59 PM
I love the scene in Almost Famous (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/) where they're singing Elton John's Tiny Dancer, and young William is saying "I have to go home" and Penny Lane says "You are home."

maestrowork
06-25-2007, 09:13 PM
Lion King: the whole scene of Simba losing his dad... It rivaled the scene in which Bambi lost his mother...

Lost in Translation: Opening credit of Scarlet Johannson's butt...

Stranger than Fiction: Emma Thompson talking about the guilt of killing her characters...

South Park: the Uncle Farker sequence...

Borat: The church of healing...

CatSlave
06-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Tombstone, every scene with Doc Holiday. Every. Single. One.
Right on!
"I'll be your huckleberry."

Jcomp
06-25-2007, 09:46 PM
Swingers (my fav. flick) when Trent barks at Sue after the latter screams at and insults Mikey.

Ocean's Eleven (remake), everyone at the Bellagio fountains, Debussy for background music, then peel off one or two at a time... Rusty gives one last look at Saul and then leaves the eldest with his moment... man, I liked 13 (12 was pretty lame), but they should've left the flick as is.

Ringu, girl crawls out of the well, and then... holy hell...

Casshern, the lines right before Barashin and Tetsuya's (surprisingly anti-climactic) fight.

X2 Wolverine vs. Lady Deathstrike. Hellllll yeah...

Crouching Tiger Chow Yun Fat flies out of the trees to help a woefully overmatched father and daughter battle Jade Fox.

In the same film, the rooftop chase scene & fight between Michelle Yeoh and Xiang Xiyi. My God. The only time I ever seriously wanted to applaud a movie while in the theater.

Tombstone, any number of scenes. Someone already mentioned Doc sending Wyatt out of the hospital. Pretty much any quotable line from Val Kilmer, too many to mention, is a favorite.

Excalibur, final fight scene, an aged Lancelot shows up to help Arthur defeat Mordred.

Same movie, Arthur drinks of the Holy Grail and suddenly finds his strength again...

Same movie, Mordred vs. Arthur... a short fight, but Arthur shows that he's willing to do whatever it takes to kill off the evil threatening Camelot. I love it.

Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship... "You shall not pass!!"

Unforgiven "All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there, I'm gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, but I'm gonna kill his wife, all his friends ...burn his damn house down!

"You better bury Ned right! Better not go cuttin' up, nor otherwise harm no whores. Or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons-o-bitches." At which point the goosebumps on top of my goosebumps get their own goosebumps.

Signs, the footage from the children's party in Brazil. Creeeeeeeepy...

Unbreakable, the finale.

Love Jones, Nina & Darius in the rain, reunited: "Why is everything so urgent with you? "

"Let me tell you something. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That's urgent like a motherf----."

and, if I may agree with maestro's selection for Lost in Translation. Yes...

Toothpaste
06-25-2007, 10:30 PM
Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship... "You shall not pass!!"



http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/nasado/YouShallNotPassChange.jpg

CatSlave
06-25-2007, 10:37 PM
The whole movie Angel Heart (Mickey Rourke, Robert DeNiro, Lisa Bonet) was creepy, but the finale was a total shocker.
Very well done; lots of voodoo, blood and steamy sex.

Brad Pitt's scene with Kevin Spacey near the end of Seven was also horrifying.
"What's in the box?"

RLB
06-25-2007, 10:38 PM
Other honorable mentions in the romance department:

Love, Actually - Collin Firth has the whole town follow him to propose in very butchered Portugese to the woman he loves.


Love Actually is probably my favorite chick flick. I would pick the scene when Emma Thompson realizes her husband is having an affair and cries by herself with Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now playing in the background. Gets me everytime.

Has anyone mentioned Braveheart's "Freedom" speech?

RLB
06-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson:

Kate Winslet goes for a walk and it starts raining then that guy who plays Snape, so sorry I have no clue as to what his name is, comes and brings her inside and stays with her until she gets better.

Alan Rickman. He's phenomenal. He was also the sheriff in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Emma Thompson's husband is Love Actually.

ETA: I hadn't gotten to the ALan Rickman fest on page two of this thread yet!

Gravity
06-25-2007, 10:41 PM
Also in Excalibur, at the end when Arthur throws the titular sword back to the Lady in the Lake. The camera tracks it in slo-mo, showing it going end for end, finally falling hilt-first toward the lake surface. At the last possible second, the Lady's hand shoots up and seizes it For one long, adrenaline-soaked moment it's backlit by a huge red sun, chorus blasting with all the stops out, and then zip, it's pulled under. Gives me chills each time.

Oh yeah, the scene in Goodfellas where Joe Pesci's character is taken to the house to get made. He walks into the empty room, and in that split-second, by the oh sh*t expression on his face, knows it's a setup. Then his supposed "pal" plants thirty-eight round behind his ear, and that's that.

Varthikes
06-25-2007, 10:56 PM
1. Launch of the refitted Enterprise - ST:TMP
2. Destruction of the Enterprise - STIII:TSFS
3. Klingon Bird-of-Prey decloaking over the whaling vessel - STIV:TVH
4. Kirk, Spock, McCoy around the campfire - STV: TFF
5. Kirk's final log entry - STVI:TUC
6. Enterprise-B scenes - ST:GEN
7. First flyby of the Enterprise-E - ST:FC
8. Evacuation of the Ba'ku Village - ST:INS
9. Unveiling the clones - SWII:AOTC
10. Clones turning on the Jedi - SWIII:ROTS
11. Darth Vader turning on the Emperor - SWVI:ROTJ
12. John Crichton initiating the wormhole weapon - FS:PKW


That's all for now...

maestrowork
06-25-2007, 11:03 PM
Brad Pitt's scene with Kevin Spacey near the end of Seven was also horrifying.
"What's in the box?"

Yes. Also the scene at the prostitute's apartment... my imagination just ran wild and it was horrifying.

Sandy J
06-25-2007, 11:04 PM
Love Actually is probably my favorite chick flick. I would pick the scene when Emma Thompson realizes her husband is having an affair and cries by herself with Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now playing in the background. Gets me everytime.


That one gets me too! I also tear up when Liam Nieson carries his wife's coffin out of the church to the music of the Bay City Rollers. That movie is sublime!! :D

maestrowork
06-25-2007, 11:04 PM
1. Launch of the refitted Enterprise - ST:TMP
2. Destruction of the Enterprise - STIII:TSFS
3. Klingon Bird-of-Prey decloaking over the whaling vessel - STIV:TVH
4. Kirk, Spock, McCoy around the campfire - STV: TFF
5. Kirk's final log entry - STVI:TUC
6. Enterprise-B scenes - ST:GEN
7. First flyby of the Enterprise-E - ST:FC
8. Evacuation of the Ba'ku Village - ST:INS
9. Unveiling the clones - SWII:AOTC
10. Clones turning on the Jedi - SWIII:ROTS
11. Darth Vader turning on the Emperor - SWVI:ROTJ
12. John Crichton initiating the wormhole weapon - FS:PKW


That's all for now...


I have a feeling someone is a diehard Trek and Star Wars fan...

Chumplet
06-26-2007, 12:39 AM
Jurassic Park - The scene where Dr. Grant first sees the brachiosaurs
Princess Bride - When Prince Humperdinck takes one look at Inigo and takes off down the hall
Return of the King - When Aragorn and Arwen kiss after he's crowned
Star Wars I - the pod race
Narnia - The battle scene
Return of the King again (or is it Two Towers?)- When Pippin sings to Denethor while he stuffs his face, and at the same time his son's unit is being slaughtered by orcs across the river. I just want to stuff that cherry tomato up Denethor's nose.
Oh! I forgot - Waking Ned Devine - when the fiddler hits that impossibly high note while the 'witch' goes over the cliff in the phone booth. Priceless. Ya gotta see it.

ChunkyC
06-26-2007, 12:39 AM
Some of my faves:

Jurassic Park, when the T-Rex steps out onto the road for the first time in all his glory.

Star Wars: A New Hope, the opening sequence with the Imperial ship coming into view from the top of the screen. I was in awe when I saw it way back in '77.

2001: A Space Odyssey, the docking sequence dance between the PanAm ship and the space station.

Throw Momma from the Train, the classroom scene where Billy Crystal's character has to listen to his students read their stories.

That Thing You Do, the scene in the recording studio when the band falls apart and the drummer is left sitting there by himself.

Rock Star, the scene where Mark Wahlberg's character is backstage, then goes on stage as the singer for his favourite band for the first time.

Slapshot, the first time the Hansen Brothers take to the ice. Also the championship game where the star player strips down to his jockstrap and skates around the ice with the trophy.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Kirk delivering Spock's eulogy. Gets me every time, probably the best bit of emoting Shatner ever did as Kirk.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the final scene when Samwise returns home. Makes me tear up whether it's the book or the movie.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the lightsabre duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul after Qui-Gon is mortally wounded. No matter what you thought of the movie, that short sequence is by far the best friggin' lightsabre fight in any of the films.

Saving Private Ryan, the beach landing scene. Unbelievable.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the scene with Dennis. And the Black Knight. And the witch ... okay, I love that movie from beginning to end. :D

licity-lieu
06-26-2007, 01:02 AM
Borat: The church of healing...


....or the hotel fighting scene :ROFL: :roll:

maestrowork
06-26-2007, 01:32 AM
....or the hotel fighting scene :ROFL: :roll:

That scene is a given because it's so over-the-top hilarious. But I like the subtlety of the church scene, and such biting satire, especially since you know those people are real... I mean, that's what Borat! is about -- satire!

licity-lieu
06-26-2007, 01:36 AM
That scene is a given because it's so over-the-top hilarious. But I like the subtlety of the church scene, and such biting satire, especially since you know those people are real... I mean, that's what Borat! is about -- satire!

....rodeo scene! :D

and...and...and......

CatSlave
06-26-2007, 01:58 AM
Borat: all of the above.

(We're gonna burn in Hell for this, you know.)

Lyra Jean
06-26-2007, 04:26 AM
Love Actually where the two british friends are arguing about going to America and the one says he can get a girlfriend just because of his accent and the other doesn't agree.

Then he comes home with a girl for both of them. I thought that was awesome.

Sandy J
06-26-2007, 06:34 AM
Borat: all of the above.

(We're gonna burn in Hell for this, you know.)



Yeah, you're probably right. But we obviously won't be alone. ;) That whole movie was so over the top, it was hilarious.

Bmwhtly
06-26-2007, 12:47 PM
No matter what you thought of the movie, that short sequence is by far the best friggin' lightsabre fight in any of the films.You don't think *ahem* Jay and Silent Bob did it better?
*Stands up to take the criticism*


Brad Pitt's scene with Kevin Spacey near the end of Seven was also horrifying.
"What's in the box?"Yes!
Very much so. It's one of those rare moments where Brad Pitt stops being a Movie Star and starts acting.

kristie911
06-26-2007, 02:22 PM
It's one of those rare moments where Brad Pitt stops being a Movie Star and starts acting.

'Tis a nice change, isn't it? You know, he really can act when he puts his mind to it.

Favorite movie scene:

Jaws. "We're gonna need a bigger boat." Classic.

The_Grand_Duchess
06-26-2007, 07:37 PM
Ok I love in Superman Returns when they first drop the crystal in the water and the lights start flickering. Lex looks around and the lights go out. When the lights come back on everyone is looking around for Lex and he's all the way back by the steps. That was so funny, such a bad guy.

Or when he shanked Superman.

Or when he asked who the kid's dad was.

I don't care what anybody says, Kevin Spacy was brilliant as Lex Luthor.

ChunkyC
06-26-2007, 07:46 PM
I agree, Spacey was great.

Another Superman moment....

In Superman: The Movie, when Christopher Reeve is out and about the first time as Superman and he rescues a cat from a tree for a little girl. Nice enough scene, but -- after he's handed over the cat, he looks up, bends his knees just a little, then pushes off and lifts into the air.

That moment right there delivered big time on the tag line of the movie: you'll believe a man can fly. It gave me chills because it was so perfect. The arch of his back, the curving trajectory he followed through the air, the speed at which he was moving matching up so well with the effort he put into the push-off from the ground; it was so incredibly dead on, and all without a single computer generated effect; with the possible exception of erasing the wires he was hanging from in post production.

Stunning scene.

Varthikes
06-26-2007, 09:30 PM
I have a feeling someone is a diehard Trek and Star Wars fan...

Just Trek, though I do like Wars, too.

maestrowork
06-26-2007, 11:37 PM
I agree, Spacey was great.

Spacey was chilling in Se7en, especially considering how little screen time he had. He deserved the Oscars for Unusual Suspect and American Beauty, and he was awesome in A Bug's Life. And then there was K-PAX... WTF?

More movie moments:

Lethal Weapon: When Mel Gibson was dropped into the sea and how he managed to escape... OUCH...

The Aviator: any scene with Cate Blanchett. She's just golden.

Finding Neverland: At the end, when James Barrie speaks to Peter... I don't think there was a dry eye in the theatre.

Ratatouille: I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but there's a scene near the end of the film that involves the food critic... perfecto!

CatSlave
06-26-2007, 11:46 PM
Jaws: Earlier in the story, Quint said "This shark, swallow you whole."
And then it did.

Lyra Jean
06-27-2007, 04:40 AM
Another scene from Jaws. Hey it's a classic.

When the shark expert (of course now I can't remember his name) sees the billboard advertising the town. And there's a picture of a girl either swimming or on a surfboard and someone spraypainted a shark fin coming out of the water. The shark expert said: see that, that person got the right proportions.

Or um something like that. It's been a long time since I saw that movie so cut me some slack.

sunna
06-27-2007, 05:08 AM
The Color Purple, the last scene when Celie's sister shows up with her kids. I've watched that movie a thousand times and it still makes me choke up.
Oh, and the father daughter reunion in the church with everyone singing, a few scenes before that one.

And the last scene in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, when they sing Midnight Radio. Actually, a lot of the scenes in Hedwig were worthy of mention.

What can I say, I got a thing for music and movies (and lots of drama). :)

The_Grand_Duchess
06-27-2007, 05:18 AM
The Color Purple, the last scene when Celie's sister shows up with her kids. I've watched that movie a thousand times and it still makes me choke up.
Oh, and the father daughter reunion in the church with everyone singing, a few scenes before that one.


How can I forget the Color Purple? I love that scene where Shug's praticing for that night and the choir is reherasing. And she starts singing and everyone follows her to the church. Awsome.

Or the scene where they beat up Sophia. "You keep your children so clean! How would you like to be my maid?'

"Hell no."

The fight breaks out becuase she hits the mayor and she's yelling for Laurance Fishbournes char to get her kids. Classic.

The Prestige, right at the end when you see all the tanks. Eerie.

Serena Casey
06-27-2007, 05:38 AM
"Cast Away," (the whole thing, really) but the scene at the end where Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt see each other again and she's married with a kid and they'll never be together again and ... heartbreaking.

I also like that scene from "That Thing You Do" where they hear their song on the radio for the first time. Fun.

"Rat Race," when the car gets winched up the airport tower thingie. I can't help but laugh.

"Hoosiers" - Dennis Hopper finds himself in coaching the team after Gene Hackman purposely gets himself ejected from the game.

"Honeymoon in Vegas" - Sarah Jessica Parker says "LIKE unbeatable is NOT unbeatable!" Nicholas Cage - "I KNOW that now!"

There are tons more - I could probably keep going.

Serena Casey
06-27-2007, 05:53 AM
Okay, a couple more:

"Napoleon Dynamite" - the dance after Pedro's speech.

"Apollo 13" as the three astronauts prepare to make their burn on the way back to earth and come to realize their chances really are not very good.

maestrowork
06-27-2007, 07:44 AM
The tripods zapping people with death rays in War of the Worlds.

The two cops doing all the Hollywood moves in a fight scene in Hot Fuzz.

The last segment, 14ème Arrondissement (directed by Alexander Payne), in Paris, Je T'aime.

President Bush reading The Pet Goat in Fahrenheit 9/11.

Chasing the Horizon
06-27-2007, 09:01 AM
The huge battle sequence at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, particularly the part where Jack and Davy are sword fighting.

The 'no truth at all' deleted scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (found on disk 2 of the collectors edition).

The scene in Natural Born Killers where Mickey and Mallory are surrounded by rattlesnakes and she's screaming "You killed life!"

Mickey's TV interview in Natural Born Killers, particularly when he says "Love kills the demon."

The car/ambulance/police car/fire truck/crane chase in Terminator 3.

The scene in The Libertine where Johnny Depp's character (name totally slips my mind) is walking through the park and all those images begin playing across the background behind him.

The slaughter of the crazy 88 in Kill Bill Volume 1.

The scene in Independence Day where Will Smith's character (once again, no memory for names) is dragging the alien through the desert and just screaming all sorts of hilarious stuff.

The scene in The Man In The Iron Mask where the four musketeers walk through the hail of bullets, and then the soldiers solute and refuse to fight.

The ending of Requiem For A Dream.

Towards the beginning of the Leonardo Dicaprio version of Romeo & Juliet when the characters ask for their 'swords' and 'long swords' and the camera zooms in and shows that 'sword' and 'long sword' are the brands of the guns.

The muscle car doing the wheely at the end of The Fast and The Furious.

I'm sure there are a thousand more I'm not thinking of right now, and will probably remember after I hit 'post reply'.

PenTeller
06-27-2007, 09:49 AM
Hm, this is fun.

LOTR: Return of the King: Eowyn, Merry, and the Witch King

The Two Towers: The Swamp of the Dead

Jurassic Park: It's hard to choose, especially since I had a six-year-old's crush on Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neal. But if I have to, I'd have to say from where the goat disappears to where they land at the bottom of the retention wall.

The Princess Bride: The Fire Swamp (I like swamps)

Love Actually: The entire movie. The PM's press conference the guy who's in love with Keira Knightley walking away from his flat and venting his frustration, and Colin Firth wandering through the Portuguese village among them. Oh, and anything with Billy Mack...

Pride and Prejudice (2005): Again, the entire movie. The part where Elizabeth runs away in the rain and he comes after her...well...

Gosford Park: Mary accusing Robert and what happens afterward. Oh gosh. I rewound that part a few times.

Children of Men: The birth scene. I love a good horror movie, and everything about that and leading up to it horrified me.

Nakhlasmoke
06-27-2007, 10:26 AM
The scene in Snatch where ...oh hang on...EVERY scene in Snatch.

"Before zee Germans get here."

The montage scene in Team America: World Police

Brian Slade wearing a purple velvet frock and playing guitar in Velvet Goldmine, while the crowd jeers.

When Hedwig watches the Berlin wall fall on television while her/his sugar daddy leaves with another young boy. Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Bastion flying on Falkor for the first time. Neverending Story.

Any scene in HP movies featuring Snape.

Bmwhtly
06-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Another scene from Jaws. Hey it's a classic.

When the shark expert (of course now I can't remember his name) sees the billboard advertising the town. And there's a picture of a girl either swimming or on a surfboard and someone spraypainted a shark fin coming out of the water. The shark expert said: see that, that person got the right proportions.

Or um something like that. It's been a long time since I saw that movie so cut me some slack.His name was Hooper.
I believe it was "Mr Vaughn. Take a long hard look at this billboard, those proportions are about right."

On the subject of Jaws, I think Robert SHaw was just superb and the real stand-out scenes are his. Especially, of course, the Indianapolis speech (which is, in fact, frighteningly close to the truth).

Lyra Jean
06-27-2007, 11:38 AM
His name was Hooper.
I believe it was "Mr Vaughn. Take a long hard look at this billboard, those proportions are about right."

On the subject of Jaws, I think Robert SHaw was just superb and the real stand-out scenes are his. Especially, of course, the Indianapolis speech (which is, in fact, frighteningly close to the truth).

Thanks! That's the scene I was thinking of. I also wanted to say the Indianapolis scene but knew I would butcher it into unrecognizability.

Bmwhtly
06-27-2007, 02:18 PM
Thanks! That's the scene I was thinking of. I also wanted to say the Indianapolis scene but knew I would butcher it into unrecognizability.
Well, let's see. I've seen it enough times.

"Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. Just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb.
Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. Well, we didn't know that our bomb mission was so secret no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week.
Very first light, chief, the sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's...kinda like 'ol squares in a battle like you see on a calendar, like the Battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark would go for nearest man and then that man he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya. And those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and in spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.
By the end of that first dawn, we'd lost 100 men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour.
On Thursday mornin', chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, bo'sun's mate. I thought he was asleep. Reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well...he'd been bitten in half below the waist.
Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway he come in low and saw us. And three hours later a big, fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a life jacket again. So, 1,100 men went in the water, 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb."

I do not have too much time on my hands!

ccarver30
06-27-2007, 07:34 PM
My abosolute favorite scene is in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002):

Near the end when Fernand goes to get away and realizes he has nothing as he looks at the empty countryside... then goes back and calls out Edmond.

Justin91
06-28-2007, 03:50 AM
Too many...

Goodfellas - Where the guys are having a late dinner with Pesci's mom, and they borrow a knife to remove a "deer paw" from the grill of the car.

Godfather - Baptism scene.

True Romance - Scene with Christopher Walkin and Dennis Hopper - Where Hopper knows Walkin is going to kill him, but not until he gets the info he wants...so Hopper speeds up the killing process by pissing him off! Great Scene!

Millers Crossing - failed assasination attempt on Leo in his bedroom.

Fargo - too many to choose.

Pulp Fiction - Great Dialogue! almost all the scenes!

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Sundance Kid - "I can't swim."
Butch Cassidy - "Why, you crazy, the fall'll probably kill ya!"

RLB
06-28-2007, 05:26 AM
Has anyone given it up for Jack Nicholson's "You can't handle the truth" speech in A Few Good Men?

Also, the conversation between Michael Bolton and the two Bobs in Office Space.

Varthikes
06-28-2007, 05:30 AM
"I am Darth Vader. I have come from the planet Vulcan." - Back to the Future

Marty McFly getting Doc's letter from 1885 - Back to the Future, Part II

"Where did you learn to shoot like that?" "7 Eleven." - Back to the Future, Part III

The ending of DragonHeart

Number 5 fighting off the punk - Short Circuit

Inkdaub
06-28-2007, 12:56 PM
Some of these gave probably been mentioned but...

Doc and Ringo's gunfight toward the end of Tombstone.

The 'I should have stayed' scene from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Every Chris Cooper scene in Adaptation.

The scene in Hoax when Gere sees the advantage of his friend being drunk in the bar.

The scene in Willow when Madmartigan, who has already told us how great a swordsman he is, finally get's his hands on a sword and proves it.

"Gereral Zod, would you care to step outside?" Superman II (this scene must begin with the wind ripping through the stack of newspapers and the theme starting up to be complete)

Every Daniel Day-Lewis scene(ever really) in Gangs of New York.

Every scene in This is Spinal Tap.

The scene in The Game when Douglas and his ex-wife go to the cafe. "You bastards...how did you find me here?" Douglas to the TV set in The Game.

The 'I ambushed you into a cup of coffee' scene from Ronin.

The strip club climax in Buffalo 66.

The rave/birthday party in the club scene from City of God.

The 'well he should have armed himself if he's gonna decorate his place with my friend' scene in Unforgiven.

I agree about the Indianapolis scene from Jaws.

I love the scene in Gosford Park where the guy creeps down to the servants area to eat the jelly.

Bmwhtly
06-28-2007, 02:04 PM
V for Vendetta: When the sea of masked folk swarm towards parliament. It's the only scene in any film that is guaranteed to make my eyes start leaking. But I'm not quite sure why.

V for Vendetta: When "Rookwood" tells Finch the story. Also when Finch talks about 'feeling' that he could see the Holistic veins that run through the story.I watched V for Vendetta (again) last night and I'd like to add all the Council Meetings (with Suttler on the big screen) to that list. Mostly because of John Hurt's performance.
Folks have pointed out the irony of him playing the exact opposite of his role in 1984 (the dictator rather than the rebel), but I think he was far, far better in 'V' than in '84'. It may be just me.

maestrowork
06-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Zodiac: The park scene with the couple. And when Inspectors Toschi and Armstrong questioned Arthur Leigh Allen.

Cast Away: First shot of the thin Tom Hanks catching a fish. When Tom Hanks lost Wilson. When Helen Hunt and Tom Hanks realized they could never be together again.

Aliens: When Ripley first discovered the eggs and the Alien Queen.

Toothpaste
06-28-2007, 06:32 PM
LOTR FOTR - "Great! Where're we goin'?"

WriterInChains
06-28-2007, 06:55 PM
True Romance - Scene with Christopher Walkin and Dennis Hopper - Where Hopper knows Walkin is going to kill him, but not until he gets the info he wants...so Hopper speeds up the killing process by pissing him off! Great Scene!



Ooooh, I love this movie! Great scene! (But how could anyone go wrong with both Hopper & Walkin to work with??) This one is right up there with the phone booth scene and, "It's better to have a gun and not need it, than to need one and not have it."

ChunkyC
06-28-2007, 07:20 PM
"I am Darth Vader. I have come from the planet Vulcan." - Back to the Future

Marty McFly getting Doc's letter from 1885 - Back to the Future, Part II

"Where did you learn to shoot like that?" "7 Eleven." - Back to the Future, Part III
Oh yeah, there are some great lines in those movies!

Marty's dad to his mom at the diner in the first movie: "You're my density."

In the bar after Marty finally gets to town in the third movie:

"What's your name?"

"Eastwood. Clint Eastwood."

"What kind of stupid name is that?"

robeiae
06-28-2007, 08:34 PM
True Romance - Scene with Christopher Walkin and Dennis Hopper - Where Hopper knows Walkin is going to kill him, but not until he gets the info he wants...so Hopper speeds up the killing process by pissing him off! Great Scene!

Millers Crossing - failed assasination attempt on Leo in his bedroom.

I'm all over those two. Excellent.

Others:

The Dirty Dozen, when Lee Marvin gets his orders in the beginning.

Ben Hur, the chariot race-duh.

The Wild Bunch, "Let's go" and all that follows. Brilliant.

Lawrence of Arabia, the well scene.

Bull Durham, the "what do you believe in" speech scene.

maestrowork
06-28-2007, 08:35 PM
Deep Blue Sea: the scene with Samuel L. Jackson giving a prep talk is PRICELESS.

Justin91
06-28-2007, 08:35 PM
Ooooh, I love this movie! Great scene! (But how could anyone go wrong with both Hopper & Walkin to work with??) This one is right up there with the phone booth scene and, "It's better to have a gun and not need it, than to need one and not have it."


Great movie really!!

Walkin is one of my all time favs- to me the best scene in Pulp Fiction is the Watch scene with him...you have to love it!

The_Grand_Duchess
06-28-2007, 09:12 PM
Deep Blue Sea: the scene with Samuel L. Jackson giving a prep talk is PRICELESS.

"You made them smarter?!?!?!?" That movie was great.

Another SLJ movie, Snakes on a Plane after the snakes have killed like everyone and the suviours are all huddled up on first class snapping at dude. Then he tells them who's after him. That was hilarious. That whole movie was hilarious.

Gravity
06-28-2007, 09:38 PM
Bill Pullman's presidential "we will not go quietly!" speech at the end of Independence Day. Say what you will about the film (and I happen to love it), that's one goosebump-inducing rally-maker.

ChunkyC
06-28-2007, 09:48 PM
Definitely, Grav. Given the situation, wouldn't you want someone to take charge with a speech like that? It gave me chills.

jvc
06-28-2007, 10:11 PM
From Gladiator -

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance in this life, or the next."

On youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC-z0DJpL1k&mode=related&search=), watch it from the 2 minute mark for this bit.

Varthikes
06-29-2007, 01:43 AM
Bill Pullman's presidential "we will not go quietly!" speech at the end of Independence Day. Say what you will about the film (and I happen to love it), that's one goosebump-inducing rally-maker.

Oh, yes! That moment is one of greatest in movie history in my opinion.


Another great moment for me is in Stargate when they're digging up the gate, and then when they open it. :)

ChaosTitan
06-29-2007, 04:39 AM
Feast -- Hero comes charging into the bar. "Who the hell are you?" "I'm the guy that's gonna save your--" Hero is eaten by monster.

Walk the Line -- Last scene, when June agrees to Johnny's proposal.

Dirty Dancing -- The "Sylvia and Micky" scene.

The Never-Ending Story -- Atreyu is rescued from the Swamps of Sadness by his luck dragon.

TheGaffer
06-29-2007, 05:20 AM
1. Robert Duvall in Godfather Part II, framing the Senator, telling him that "this girl had no family, nobody. It'll be as if she never existed." And then he really twists the knife: "All that's left is our friendship." Ouch. It's killer.

2. Paul Newman telling Pruitt Taylor Vince's character in Nobody's Fool that "you're my best friend."

3. "You...shall not...pass!" -- Gandalf the Grey, Fellowship of the Ring. I get chills every time.

4. Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson singing "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" in Rio Bravo.

5. Charlie Bronson faces down 3 cowboys at the beginning of Once Upon a Time in the West

6. Speaking of Leone, "Ecstacy of Gold," the scene in Good, Bad & Ugly with Eli Wallach running through the graveyard, looking furiously for Arch Stanton's grave, scored to the great Ennio Morricone's music. Out of sight.

7. The twin action scenes in Raiders of the Lost Ark - first Indy fights the big bald German and gets Marian outta the plane, then he takes off after the ark, which of course includes the great slapstick comic joy moment of him smirking and swerving the wheel to knock over the motorcycle/sidecar.

INTERMISSION -- I'm just gonna say right now that I could go on forever. But I'll do a few more I can think of and add to it later.

8. Airplane: "Sheyna...they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into! I say, let 'em crash!"

9. Gene Hackman beats the hell out of Brad Dourif in Mississippi Burning

10. The entire family scene at the end of Moonstruck (and really, everything Cher, Olympia Dukakis and Vincent Gardenia do in that movie)

11. Roy Hobbs hitting one off the scoreboard in Wrigley in The Natural

12. Eastwood at the end of Unforgiven, looking like the Angel of Death

13. The killer L.A. highway action sequence in Matrix Reloaded (which I consider better than the original)

14. The climax of Tootsie

15. Paul Newman's speech at the end of The Verdict, where he essentially pleads for common sense over the miscarriage of justice that the trial had become.

16. Lee J. Cobb breaking down in 12 Angry Men

17. Any of about 50 moments from The Princess Bride, but let's go with 2: Count Rugen finally getting his at the end, and Vizzini's death: "The first of course, is never get involved in a land war in Asia..."

18. The amazing Daryl Hannah/Uma Thurman showdown in Kill Bill 2

19. "William Blake?" "William Blake!" "Whaddya mean, William Blake?" "I MEAN WILLIAM BLAKE!" -- Bull Durham

20. Wilford Brimley lays down the law, Absence of Malice

21. Michael Ontkean's stripskate, Slap Shot

22. Jaws -- the last 45 minutes. All of what's on the boat. But I particularly love when Robert Shaw first realizes the shark is out there. The sound design -- every creaking of the chair he's sitting in, his sighs as he pulls on the protective harness, the fishing pole lodged in position. It's brilliant. Spielberg always had such an amazing way with suspense, particularly back then.

23. Bridget Jones's Diary: When Colin Farrell says, "Despite all appearances, I like you. Very much. Just as you are." Brilliant sentimental moment without being too cheeseball.

24. Rocky going to the boxing ring the night before the fight and hearing the promoter, Jurgens, say "I'm sure you're going to give us a great show," and at that moment, something flickers in Rocky's face, a recognition -- he's just figured out it's all a joke. Stallone's acting was never better than this role and this movie in particular.

25. The end of Last of the Mohicans

Lyra Jean
06-29-2007, 07:28 AM
The Sixth Sense: When Cole told his mom about grandma.

PrettySpecialGal
06-29-2007, 09:50 AM
Mary Katherine Gallagher doing the talky-thing with her hoo-hoos in SUPERSTAR

Lyra Jean
06-29-2007, 07:35 PM
Never Ending Story: Near the end

Princess: He's already chosen it. He just has to call it out.

Sebastian: I can't! My dad says I have to keep my feet on the ground.

Princess: Sebastian, do what you dream Sebastian. Call my name. Sebastian, please save us!

Sebastian: I will, I will do what I dream. *runs to the window and screams his mom's name into the pouring rain.*

Later:

Sebastian: What is this?

Princess: One grain of sand. That's all that's left of Fantasia. Here take it.

Sebastian: What do I do?

Princess: Make a wish and the more wishes you make the more Fantasia will become.

*Sebastian is riding Falcor, the luck dragon, and he gets revenge on the bullies.*

Anyone know what name Sebastian gives the princess? I never caught it although I know it's his mom's name.

tomvolz
06-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Bourne Identity - the "How can I know that and not know who I am?" scene

Casino Royale - the Madagascar chase

Layer Cake - the final scene and the killing of Price

Armageddon - the prelude to the launch scene with the President's speech and the conversation between the boy and his mother

Superman Returns - the airplane scene

Saving Private Ryan - the beach landing

C.bronco
06-29-2007, 08:30 PM
William Munny walks into Slim's at the end of The Unforgiven.

The last scene in The Color of Money: "I'm back." I love Paul Newman.

William H. Bonny jumps out of the box which has been tossed from the burning house in Young Guns.

Pitch Black where Riddick takes down Johns.

Enter the Dragon where Bruce takes out almost everyone and then ends up blocked off and locked up before the final battle.

Return of the King in the last battle- the elephants were enormous and very intimidating on the big screen.

Papillon when he finally gets off the island.

Braveheart when they decide to kill the English even though Wallace has died (brings a tear to my eye!).

Geez, I think there's a theme in my picks. I'd better don some more hello kitty gear and order a shirley temple.

Jabs
06-30-2007, 05:22 AM
The "drunk on the Orca, telling stories" scene from Jaws.

The_Grand_Duchess
06-30-2007, 05:37 AM
LotR, I think its RotK when they have the ent battle. When the Ent finds Merry and Pippin (i think that was thier names). "The tree is talking to us!" That was so funny. And they really came through for the war effort.

Lucky Number Slevin when it all came together.

V for Vendetta when he gives his one speech. After I watched that movie I felt like taking down the man.

jordijoy
06-30-2007, 05:38 AM
"You had me at hello." Jerry Mcquire.

licity-lieu
06-30-2007, 07:24 AM
"You had me at hello." Jerry Mcquire.

ooooh yes!


Has anyone mentioned:

When Indie tells his love interest (Karen?) where it really HURTS!, here, here and oh, here.--Raiders of the lost Ark

When Richard Gere's character sweeps Deberah Winger's character off her feet in The Officer and the Gentleman

Any scene in Truely, Madly, Deeply

Driving towards the light (their deaths) --The Unbearable Lightness Of Being.

The_Grand_Duchess
06-30-2007, 08:28 AM
I forgot in Crash and Hustle and Flow when Terrence Howard beat Luda's ass. Both movies. Awesome both times.

jenfreedom
06-30-2007, 09:20 AM
When George runs across the entire countryside, in the pouring rain, all the way to town, because he's so in love with Lucy.

From: A Room With A View

When will someone run across Italy in the rain for me? When!

~ Jennifer

jenfreedom
06-30-2007, 09:26 AM
10. The entire family scene at the end of Moonstruck (and really, everything Cher, Olympia Dukakis and Vincent Gardenia do in that movie)



Although, this is good too. But I really like the whole, "I lost my hand speech...I lost my girl" speech, I crack up no matter how many times I see it.

Oh and I just thought of another, at the end of Bodies Rest & Motion where Nick is screaming about the painter not taking what he wants -- classic. And so real.

~ Jennifer

jenfreedom
07-02-2007, 04:19 AM
Damn alaskamatt17 -- ever since I saw this thread I just keep thinking about movies. I actually just stopped working to come over here because I thought of one I forgot. No-one will know it because no-one ever sees this movie. My favorite movie is Sleep With Me (no, it's not porn) but anyway the scene where Quentin T. does the whole 'Top Gun is a gay movie' speech throughout the entire party is hilarious.

I'm just saying. I have got to never come to this thread again. It's addictive.
I'm out
~ Jennifer

Beware_of_Italics
07-02-2007, 05:13 AM
Forgot one from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dennis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001589/): Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!
King Arthur (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001037/): Bloody peasant!
Dennis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001589/): Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, Didn't you?

ChaosTitan
07-02-2007, 05:55 AM
"Reservoir Dogs" -- Mr. Orange's flashback monologue.

TheGaffer
07-02-2007, 06:51 AM
When Richard Gere's character sweeps Deberah Winger's character off her feet in The Officer and the Gentleman


I like that scene, but I prefer the "Walk the wall, Seagar!" moment.

PrettySpecialGal
07-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Although, this is good too. But I really like the whole, "I lost my hand speech...I lost my girl" speech, I crack up no matter how many times I see it.



Ah, yes-- I can watch Moonstruck a million times, still love it, and still laugh as if it's the first time I'd seen it.

The "I lost my hand-I lost my bride-Johnnyhas his hand-Johnny has his bride" bit- I'm giggling just thinking about it.

While on the subject of obnoxiously given yet roarlingly laughable lines-
Raising Arizona-

"I LOVE HIM SOOOO MU-U-U-UCH!"

and the numerous times HI (or anyone else for that matter) uses the word "yon"

and

Oh, Brother, Where Art thou:

"My HAIR!"

"Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity- two weeks from everywhere!"

I know these are mostly lines- but it's the scenes to go with them.

Ah, it's pretty much the whole thing with Oh, Brother.

"They loved him up and turned him into a horney toad"

hehe

PrettySpecialGal
07-03-2007, 10:29 AM
"I'm a Dapper Dan Man"

Gotta Love That Brother.
:)

L'Oiseau Noir
07-03-2007, 01:35 PM
Silent Hill, when Pyramid Head ripped the skin (literally) off of Anna's body.

Man, that was one insane scene.

Mmm, gorylicious.

Beware_of_Italics
07-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Okay, I have to say ditto on Moonstruck and O'Brother Where Art Thou.

"Do ya love him, Loretta?"
"Ah, Mom, I love him awful."
"Oh, God. That's too bad." :tongue

GREAT scenes in both movies! Too many to list really. (Esp. in O' Brother)

One more movie I must add is Miss Potter. (It just came out on dvd).
I love the music box scene where Ewan McGregor is singing "Let me teach you how to dance." I thought that was such a sweet movie. Sad, too.

Kristin

ChaosTitan
07-05-2007, 11:01 PM
Thought of another one.

The second-to-last scene in "Erin Brockovich," where Ed gives Erin her bonus check. His face while she's railing about her value, and then her face when she sees the amount. Rendering her speechless.

Priceless.

III
07-05-2007, 11:06 PM
The Usual Suspects when Chazz puts together the pieces of who Kaiser was.

American History X when Ed Norton gets arrested.

Blazing Saddles Every scene with Hedley Lamar and the Mayor.

Dumb & Dumber The peeing in the beer bottles.

Wait, what am I doing? I could spend the entire day here. I need to bail ....

ChunkyC
07-06-2007, 01:55 AM
Oh gawd, Dumb and Dumber, there are so many!

The party when Harry is telling whatserface about crossing a bulldog with a Shih-Tzu to get a Bullshit....

Lloyd dreaming about whatserface, then she's taking off her top and she's got these huge headlights....

:roll:

Plot Device
07-06-2007, 03:54 PM
This question has different answers from me.

There are those scenes that are just plain straight up "feel good" moments.
There are those which demonstrate amazing cinematic artistry.
There are those which drive home a valid point in the story.So many to choose from.

**WARNING! SPOILERS FOLLOW**

I loved the ending of Shawshenk Redemption. No one spoiled that movie for me in the least and so I was clueless as to how the outcome would go. I literally wound up kneeling on my livingroom floor in front of the TV set, holding onto both sides of the screen, gaping at it with my draw dropped as the final ten minutes unfolded just inches from my eyes. Only one other film ever did that to me.

The ending of The Usual Suspects is that other film. I was utterly blown away by the final three minutes of the film.

I loved the scene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels where Steve Martin sat there and pretended he had no sensation in his legs while Michael Caine kept flagelating his legs. Martin was so believable. And it was a classic example of Steve Martin reveling in what is perhaps his favorite brand of humor: a moment of hilarious nail-biting tension fraught with a five-alarm terror of some crucial deception being found out.

Once again, while I'm on the subject of Steve Martin, I loved the moment toward the end of House Sitter where he had to sing "Danny Boy" for his father. Here again, Martin has some master deception that he hopes will not be discovered.

The ending of The Sixth Sense was a tear-jerker. Yeah yeah yeah. We all get blown away when we find out Bruce Willis was really dead all this time. But the EXTRA surprise part of that surrpise ending was when we found out she loved him so much. We spent the whole film believing their marriage was in the toilet, but the truth was she loved him very deeply.

The ending of Signs really got to me. Seeing Graham's faith restored was just amazing.




A lot more too.

III
07-06-2007, 05:50 PM
Oh gawd, Dumb and Dumber, there are so many!

The party when Harry is telling whatserface about crossing a bulldog with a Shih-Tzu to get a Bullshit....

Lloyd dreaming about whatserface, then she's taking off her top and she's got these huge headlights....

:roll:

Her name's Mary. Mary Swanny....Swammy...Slappy....
Look on the briefcase.
Oh yeah, it's right here! Samsonite! I was way off! Knew it started with an "s" though!

Kiester
07-06-2007, 06:48 PM
Horray! More 'Favourite Movie' posts! Me likey!

The scene in Pulp Fiction when Vincent accidentally shoots that guy in the face,since it unfolds an entire situation called 'The Bonnie Situation'. That scene was brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

The opening sequence of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Really well done, dialogue was sharp.

The opening of Reservoir Dogs. Need I say more?

The scene in The Godfather when Michael is having a meeting with The Turk and the Cop in a resturant. The best sequence ever done, ever created....ever.

maestrowork
07-06-2007, 07:45 PM
New favorites: The last scene of La Vie en Rose, plus the scene when Marcel Cerdan visits Edith Piaf at her house... heartbreaking.

Tiger
07-06-2007, 10:32 PM
I.B. Bangin' scene from "Bringing Out the Dead"
Gold watch scene (Christopher Walken) "Pulp Fiction"
"Holy shit! It's the attack of Eddie Munster!" "The Lost Boys"

Beware_of_Italics
07-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Gotta agree with Plot Device about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and HouseSitter. :tongue

Undercover Blues has some a lot of funny scenes, too.

"My name.... is Muerte."
"Very nice to meet you Morty. My name is Jeff."

hitchhiker
07-06-2007, 11:27 PM
too many to list and too many I can't get off the top of my head, but

The Godfather> has to be the producer waking to find his prize horse's head in the bed with him.
The Godfather II> When Michael kisses Freido (sp) "I know it was you..."

Caddyshack (several) > one was Chevy's play through Murray's living quarters the night before the big match

The Usual Suspects > At the end when the Detective (Chaz Pommetari [sp]) realizes that he had his man all along (Kevin Spacey) as there are flashes to earlier scenes and the made-up story materializes before his eyes.

For RRRRR_Rated scenes> 9 1/2 WEEKS in front of the fridge and the Shower scene from Porky's, and of course earlier in the movie - "Paging Michael Hunt...where is Mike Hunt..."

Shane> The gunfight at the end

Saving Private Ryan> The first twenty minutes > unbelievable

Lady Esther
07-06-2007, 11:42 PM
Any scene between Mary and Martha in The Secret Garden

The "Summer Nights" song in Grease

When Commodus kills his father in Gladiator

The beginning scene between Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon in Anywhere But Here

ChunkyC
07-07-2007, 12:24 AM
Her name's Mary. Mary Swanny....Swammy...Slappy....
Look on the briefcase.
Oh yeah, it's right here! Samsonite! I was way off! Knew it started with an "s" though!
"Petey's head fell off."

"I'm sorry, Har."

"Well, he was getting old."

Rainy Night
07-07-2007, 12:45 AM
There’s a scene in 3:10 to Yuma (the 1957 version) when Glen Ford is alone in the Saloon with Felicia Farr. She’s got her back to him and he says “Hey, you know you look kind of skinny.”

She says, “I feel skinny.” Glen Ford says, “That’s all right. I don’t mind a skinny girl – just so she has blue eyes to make up for it. You got blue eyes?” She turns, keeping her eyes closed and looking away from him, then looks at him and says, “Brown.”

When she turns, there’s so much passion in the expression on her face, I don’t know maybe it was the lighting, or the music… anyway…

Glen Ford says “That’s all right. They don’t have to be blue… and then they go into this movie kiss… man am I a sucker for a good movie kiss, especially in the old black and white films.

I think this scene is one of the most passionate scenes in any movie, ever.

Plot Device
07-08-2007, 05:09 AM
Stephen Spielberg is one of the great masters of misdirection. Some of my favorite examples from his body of work:



****WARNING SPOILESR FOLLOW****




At the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indie sneaks into the hidden underground Nazi submarine docking station. He jumps one of the guards with the intention of stealing his uniform. We've seen THAT trick a million times in other movies, right? But this time, Indie unintentionally jumped a guy who was too small for Indie to fit into his clothes. Hilarious! After several futile moments of attempting to force the unconcious guard's clothing onto his own larger body, Indie then gets discovered by a Nazi officer who starts scolding Indie in German, assuming Indie is a legitimate guard who is waking up from a hangover and that's why his clothing is a mess. Then Indie punches the officer and knocks HIM out also, and as the officer is teetering to the floor from the KO, Indie grabs the officer's hat in mid-air and puts that hat one his own head--perfect fit!



In Back to the Future III, there is a railroad crossing in the year 1985, and a random vehicle that wants to cross the tracks has to stop as soon as the bells starting dinging and the lights start flashing the arms come down. And yet instead of a massive train passing along, the DeLorean is what triggered the bells and is what is riding along on the rails.



In War of the Worlds, Speilberg again took advantage of messing with our heads as far as the expected site at a railroad crossing. What he did here was far more effective that in the other film. He substituted it with something truly shocking. When the bells at the railroad crossing started ringing and the arms came down, and the huge mob of mulling pedestrian traffic stopped. And a train did indeed race past on the onlookig pedestrians on the tracks, except the entire train was completely engulfed in flames. It was like the train from Hell or something. And every last pedestrian simply stood there in shock and didn't say a word. And then, after the train had passed, the bells stoped dinging and the arms lifted, and everyone proceeded as normal, not giving it a second thought.

Jersey Chick
07-08-2007, 05:18 AM
From Cast Away - Tom Hanks is on his raft in the middle of the ocean and it's nighttime when this humpback whale surfaces. He just watches, and the whale sinks down, and comes up, opening one eye to look at him. I don't know if it's the same whale, and I know the effect isn't nearly as good on a tv screen, but I just think the whole scene is great.

From Jaws - Hooper and Quint are arguing and when Hooper goes to climb up to the wheel, he's making faces at Quint. It cracks me up each time because it's just kind of unexpected and childish.

From Duck Soup - the mirror scene between Harpo and Groucho is an absolute classic.

From Monty Python and the Holy Grail - The scene where King Arthur meets up with the black knight - "It's but a scratch." "Your arm's off!"

althrasher
07-08-2007, 06:30 AM
OK, trying to keep it short...

1) Finding Neverland: when Kate Winslet goes to Neverland.

2) Silence of the Lambs: the final scene when you realize that it's HER by herself at his house...amazing filmmaking

3) ...and Justice for All: one of my favorite scenes EVER: "My client should go to f***ing jail!"

4) LOTR ROTK: Pipin singing to Denethor while his son's riding to battle...what a pig. Also: "That still only counts as one!"

5) Troy: the battle between Hector and Achellis (sp?)

6) Italian Job: the heist sequence...totally ass-kicking

7) Office Space: the destruction of the printer

8) 300: Queen Gorgo stabbing Theron

9) Narnia: Lucy pulling the sheet of the wardrobe. Gives me chills.

10) Death to Smoochy: Robin Williams' tap dancing scene...absolutly halarious.

Of course, the entirety of Princess Bride and Monty Python's Holy Grail could go on here, but I'll stop there for now;) .

katatonic
03-14-2009, 12:26 AM
Thread revival time.

American Psycho: The Business card scene - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIvd3zzu4Y

Oldboy: The fight scene - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxZenU-R84U

The 25th Hour: Rant - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbOuU3L3bQc&feature=related

Rules of Attraction: Europe trip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVaSCBzTCIE

dgrintalis
03-14-2009, 01:01 AM
From Gladiator -

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance in this life, or the next."

Yes! Yes! Yes! I cried when he said that!

The scene in Usual Suspects when Dave Kujan figures it out, and then they show Verbal walking outside and his foot straightens and he pulls out the lighter.

The scene in Alien where Dallas, Kane and Lambert investigate the derelict ship.

The scene in Alien at the table when Kane has woken up. "I remember a terrible dream about smothering."

The scene in Alien at the end when she comes around the corner and sees the Alien blocking her way to the shuttle and then she slides back down the wall while the Alien checks out Jones.

The scene in Alien on the shuttle when she realizes she isn't alone

The scene in Aliens where Vasquez says "I only need to know one thing, man. Where. They. Are."

The scene in Casino Royale when Daniel Craig comes walking out of the ocean...yummy. ;)

The scene in Seven where they go to the shop and see the photo of what they guy made. Ouch.

The scene in Seven where they enter John Doe's apartment and Morgan Freeman sees the compartments that hold the items about the killings.

The scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Jame Gumb is dancing around...freaky, humorous and disturbing!!

The scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Jame Gumb is telling the girl in the hole "It puts the lotion on its skin or its gets the hose again."

jennifer75
03-14-2009, 01:14 AM
I don't know why I like it so much, but the scene in Sideways, after the wedding, when he's driving back to San Diego alone and sad after hearing of his X's pregnancy....the look on his face. You feel what he's feeling just by the look on his face. That drive. That two hour drive, you can almost feel how horrible it must have been. Then as he drinks his bottle of wine out of the styrofoam cup, it's just sad. And then as he walks up Mia's stairs at the end....it just feels good.



Sorry, I ramble.

DaddyCat
03-14-2009, 01:49 AM
Things that always make me laugh:
- PCU - Gutter stoned in a parking lot, passed out and dreaming of his future Senate confirmation hearing.
- Nine Months - Hugh Grant and Tom Arnold vs. 'Arnie the Dinosaur'.

Things that always freak me out:
- Signs - the footage from the South American children's birthday party.
- The Dark Knight - the big convict telling the guard, "Give it to me, and I'll do what you should have done...", and what he does with it.
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Spock's mind-"rape" scene with Lt. Valeris. It would have been even freakier if it had been Saavik, as they'd originally planned.

Things that always turn me into a girly puddle of tears:
- Henry V (1989) - the "Non Nobis" march after the battle of Agincourt.
- Tears of the Sun - the refugee woman telling the injured Bruce Willis, "God will not forget you."

christinalbarr
03-15-2009, 02:40 AM
In Batman Returns when Bruce and Selina are dancing at the ball and the two of them realize each other's secret identities.

"Misltetoe can be deadly if you eat it."
"But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it."

I still love that movie, and I don't care what anyone says...

Kathleen42
03-15-2009, 02:55 AM
The scene in The Crow where Eric slides on the black shirt (to Burn by the Cure) and you see his hands slipping out of the sleeves.

Two scenes in Return of the Jedi, one where Luke is hiding under the stairs and charges out at Vader's mention of Leia and the scene where he steps off the plank and somersaults into the air.

Return of the King when Eowyn hauls off her helmet and says "I am no man!"

The Secret of NIMH when Justin fights Jenner.

The scene in When Harry Met Sally where Sally is crying because she's going to be forty in eight years.

The President's Fitness Test scene in Girlfight.

Varthikes
03-15-2009, 08:22 AM
Dances With Wolves - Dunbar heading west with Timmons. Some of the best music in any movie.

Dragonheart - practically any scene with Draco

Gynn
03-15-2009, 11:43 AM
Toni Colette in The Sixth Sense: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLyYYHqVTsE&feature=related

She's so powerful in this scene. I dare you not to get misty-eyed!

2old2pb
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
The opening war scene to Terminator 2.
Spock's death scene in The Wrath of Kahn.
The final fight in The Chronicles of Riddick.
The dance scene in Pulp Fiction.

SAhodges
03-15-2009, 10:46 PM
I agree with so many of you! I also love ANYTHING Steve Martin's starred in (House Sitter and DRS are classics).

I'll add:

-Any scene from the movie Dan in Real Life.
-The marriage ceremony in The Princess Bride.
- The scene where the guy confesses he loves his best friend's wife in Love Actually.
- The part where Harry confesses his love to Sally in When Harry Met Sally.

I've got SO many more! ;)