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What are your favorite scenes from movies?(22 posts)

What are your favorite scenes from movies?AllisonHayes
Jul 26, 2002 10:03 AM
Some that I recall:

Raiders of the Lost Ark: where Indiana Jones is fighting the swordsman. The swordsman is going through his elaborate kata and Indiana Jones simply pulls out is pistol and nails him.

Princess Bride: the battle of wits scene

The Usual Suspects: where Kaiser Soze outwits the cops by concocting characters based on what is on the bulletin board behind the interrogator.

Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior (Akira Kurosawa): the epic scene with the soldiers carrying the flags in the battle for Japan.
A couple that jump to mind...Wayne
Jul 26, 2002 10:13 AM
The Russian Roulette scene with the Viet Cong in The Deerhunter.

The scene in the Remains of the Day when Emma Thompson is trying to look at the book Anthony Hopkins is reading (the beauty is in the sublety of the acting, that movie should be a weekly standard for any would-be actors).
General Ripper, purity of essence.Alex-in-Evanston
Jul 26, 2002 10:27 AM
The Peter Sellers scene with General Ripper is the one that pops into my mind first.

"Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day"Sintesi
Jul 26, 2002 10:49 AM
Mr. Creasote explodes in the Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

Albert Finney erupting into tears in The Browning Version.

Any of those scenes from the Indiana Jones series where the hapless, utterly doomed german soldier deappans the camera just before meeting his doom.

John Turturrow's "Look into your heart" scene in Miller's Crossing.

Any scene from Withnail and I. Funniest movie of all time.
Another few...The Walrus
Jul 26, 2002 11:35 AM
The climax of Dirty Harry, when Harry confronts Scorpio in the quarry, and, after reciting the "Do ya feel lucky?" soliloquy, blows him into the water--sheer poetry!

The scene in To Kill a Mockingbird, where Scout befriends Boo Radley after he saves her and her brother.

The victory of the Cutters at the end of Breaking Away.
I read an article about that Indiana Jones scene..Dave Hickey
Jul 26, 2002 11:38 AM
That scene was an ad-lib by Harrison Ford. As the story goes, it was the end of a long day and that scene had many takes. The director yelled "cut" and Ford, out of frustration, took out his gun and shot the guy. They were supposed to have a long involved fight. I agree, that is one of the classic scenes.
I read an article about that Indiana Jones scene..AllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:45 PM
I had heard a similar story. That Harrison had adlibed the shooting scene.

Apparently, the swordsman had practiced for three months for his scene. It was supposed to be an epic battle. He was so disappointed in the scene change that he took 3 minutes to die. So they had to keep reshooting his death scene. He died begrudgingly.

re: What are your favorite scenes from movies?MXL02
Jul 26, 2002 12:06 PM
1. The Outlaw Josey Wales: the tough guy walks into bar in Del Rio. Asks for Josey Wales.(Clint Eastwood) Josey speaks up, and the tough guy says, "You're a wanted man, Wales." Wales asks, "You a bounty hunter?" The tough says, " Man has to make a livin'". Wales says, "Dying ain't much of a living, boy. It don't have to be like can just walk out of here and be on your way." The tough turns and walks out, the scene relaxes, but then a few minutes later you hear his spurs jingling on the plank walk as he returns. He enters the bar and says, "I had to come back." Wales (Eastwood) says, "I know." They draw...and the bounty hunter gets blown back through the saloon doors into the street. His compatriot jumps on his horse and rides hell bent for leather out of town.
2. Almost any scene in Unforgiven, but the best was the last.
3. The scene by Annette Benning (sp?) in American Beauty, where she is talking to herself about selling the house...made my skin crawl.
Outlaw Josey Wales has a ton of them...Wayne
Jul 26, 2002 2:36 PM
How about when Josey guns down the two bounty hunters in the woods after his wounded compatriot distracts them. As they're riding off the wounded confederate says, "shouldn't we bury those men, Josey?" Josey responds, "Buzzards gotta eat the same as worms" and then unleashes a spit of tobacco on one of the dead men's head!
Chief Dan George...AllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:39 PM
How did that scene go about his horse surrendering? I really like Clint Eastwood westerns. They are classic indeed.
re: What are your favorite scenes from movies?Skip
Jul 26, 2002 6:28 PM

I feel the need, (high five), for speed!
re: What are your favorite scenes from movies?Skip
Jul 26, 2002 6:38 PM
Also (same movie):

1. during briefing - "Well, we were inverted, 3 feet apart...."
"What were you doing? Well, we were communicating. (Giving finger;God, I hate when it does that)."

2. "Shit! (spilled hot coffee). Well, I guess that about does it for fly-bys"

3. "And if you screw up even this much, you'll be flying rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong."
re: What are your favorite scenes from movies?empacher6seat
Jul 26, 2002 6:39 PM
empacher6seat "Lance said some spectators dont have any class?" 7/23/02 1:39pm

I was the last one to reply on the thread, so no one probably read it. They're just a bunch of airplane quotes, and who can get enough of those? :) enjoy.
LOL - there were so many great scenes & quotes from Airplane. nmAllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:35 PM
re: What are your favorite scenes from movies?jrm
Jul 26, 2002 6:43 PM
1. The last scene in in Un Coeur En Hiver when Andre' Dussollier Sez to Emmanuelle Beart "that before now the only thing i though i loved was my work". The kicker is the reaction..and the final scene.

2. The Fountainhead where Dominque Francon meets the person who is howard roark for the first only to realize that he is the same person from the quary. The book is so much better...
3. Casablanca "of all the bars and gin joints, she has to walk into mine".
4. Arnold loading and firing the shotgun as he rode the harley in T2. i guess you had to be as stoned as i was.
5. The floor vent screws unthreading themselves in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Damn right now i cant think of anymore..
Jul 26, 2002 8:55 PM
(Love that cigarette bouncing up and down)

And of course, the USS Indianapolis scene by Robert Shaw
and the music is enought to keep you out of the waterAllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:48 PM
The opening scene with the girl being attacked scared the sh*t out of me.

(I can still hear the music whenever I go in the ocean.)
from Wayne's World...Spinchick
Jul 27, 2002 6:11 AM
the scene where they're riding around in the blue Pacer banging their heads to Queen. Suddenly, Dana Carvey turns green and the other guys hold up a paper cup and say, "Dude, if you're gonna spew, spew in this cup."

What can I say, my sense of humor is as juvenile as the rest of me...
mine is too...LOL :) (nm)AllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:50 PM
See if you can guess what I am now?DougSloan
Jul 27, 2002 5:28 PM
"... a zit, get it?" Animal House has lots of good scenes. That's my type of movie.

Guns of Navarone when the German seaside installation in Greece gets blown up, and the Allied ships blow their horns.

Doing 60 mph in the small ring in Breaking Away. Also, "He's shaving his legs. Our son is shaving his legs."

Stripes: "And then, depression set in."

So many. I could spend hours doing this.

"So many. I could spend hours doing this..."AllisonHayes
Jul 27, 2002 7:33 PM
That's for certain! It has been fun reading all the different ones that people recall. Each one I read, I think, "Oh yeah, I remember that one. It was really good too..."
In The Toxic Avenger...girchygirchy
Aug 6, 2002 3:21 AM
There's a group of quick scenes where the Toxic Avenger and his girlfriend (Sara maybe? I forget...) are dancing around with hula-hoops, then the next scene the TA lifts an orange road cone from his head, and they do something else...haven't seen it in a while, but my friend and I re-would to that part about 5 times, we were rolling :) My description sucks, you'd have to see it.