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Chill Pill
09-23-04, 03:37 AM
Im sure this has been brought up before, but hell, have a go at it again. This maybe impossible for some ppl, but give her a shot. Here's mine (for now):

1. True Romance - Walken and Hopper scene (is this a "shallow" pick??).
2. Apocolypse Now - Ride Of The Valkyries invasion scene. (I can't believe how good this looks and sounds today)
3. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - The Trio scene at the end.

Come on, do yer best. And plz no 12 way ties or anything. TRY TO KEEP IT TO ONLY THREE.

Crocker Jarmen
09-23-04, 04:08 AM
I like that you've specified 'for now', since I imagine anyone's list of "The Best _____" is constantly evolving.

For me, right this second:

1: The choas of the newsroom at the beginning of Dawn of the Dead.
Greatest opening of a movie ever.

2: Luke's final battle with Darth Vadar at the end of Return of the Jedi.
I watched that again tonight, and it still makes me shiver.

3: The murder of Don Fanucci in Godfather II. For a killing taking place
in a dirty, dingy slum, it is elegant and tricks me into thinking it is beautiful.

Forum Troll
09-23-04, 06:30 AM
1. The "foot massage" scene in Pulp Fiction
2. "No, I am your father!"
3. The opening invasion part of Saving Private Ryan

Denethor
09-23-04, 01:38 PM
1. Blue Velvet "peeping tom" scene in Dorothy's apartment.
2. Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna scene with Samuel L.
3. The Sweet Hereafter the bus crash

LBCrazyFool
09-23-04, 02:11 PM
Whenever I am really drunk I will always throw on certain parts of a movie, just to watch some of the awesome scenes.

1. My all time favorite is the scene in True Romance with Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. That is one tough scene. Drexel is a badass.

Lately I have been throwing in the Kill Bill movies.

2. House of Blue Leaves scene from Vol. 1.

3. Vol. 2 when The Bride walks into Bill's House. From there to the ending of the movie is great.

lukewarmwater
09-23-04, 02:41 PM
1. Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
The bell/alarm ringing in seven samurai. Now we are seven scene.
2. Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The end shootout in the good the bad and the ugly.
3. Michael Curtiz's Casablanca
The end when rick shoots the guy and the capt says round up the usual suspects

Charlie Goose
09-23-04, 03:57 PM
I'll go with an obvious one, the Alec Baldwin scene in Glengarry Glen Ross.

The final tournament in The Karate Kid.

Scrooge's awakening in A Christmas Carol. Heck, almost any version.

These come to mind immediately. I'm sure I could name fifty more in less than ten minutes. :)

Pistol Pete
09-23-04, 04:08 PM
The drug dealer/firecracker scene in Boogie Nights.

Anything in space in 2001, if only for the lack of silly sound effects.

asianxcore
09-23-04, 05:18 PM
currently:

Blade Runner: short fight with Pris
Gattaca: Jerome climbing up the spiral stairs
Shaun of the Dead: Ed/Shaun drunk scratching and dancing to records.

Dr. DVD
09-23-04, 05:43 PM
Goodfellas:the scene that goes from outside the club to the front row
Boogie Nights:the scene with Alfred Molina
ROTJ:Vader turning on the emperor

wendersfan
09-23-04, 10:39 PM
The scene in Rules of the Game where Robert and Marceau talk about their problems with women and Robert straightens Marceau's tie. The very definition of sublime.

The opening scene in Werckmeister Harmonies, where JŠnos explains the workings of the solar system to the tavern full of drunks.

The final scene in Au Hasard Bathazar, where Balthazar lays down in the field with the flock of sheep.

DVD Smurf
09-23-04, 11:05 PM
Delicatessen - I think the the bed spring / pumping the bicycle tire / ceiling painting / cello playing girl / cow moo sound machine repeat which increased in tempo was hilarious. It is a scene that sticks out in my mind everytime I think about a spectacular scene.

Cheers :beer:

DVD Smurf :)

Giles
09-24-04, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by wendersfan


The final scene in Au Hasard Bathazar, where Balthazar lays down in the field with the flock of sheep.

:( (sniff) powerful and very very sad scene.

jeffkjoe
09-24-04, 01:59 PM
<b>Goodfellas</b> - one long Sunday in 1980 - Henry Hill is being chased by helicopters all day - great editing, great soundtrack

and

<b>Jaws</b> - Quint recalls delivering the Hiroshima bomb

Cusm
09-24-04, 02:22 PM
ROTJ - The Emporer's arrival

Dazed and Confused - Pink, Wooderson and Mitch walking in the hub, this is one of my most favorite shots ever.

Reservoir Dogs - Are you gonna bark all day little doggy scene, or any other with Madsen in it, he owns this movie.

ToddSm66
09-24-04, 02:43 PM
The Third Man - Introduction of Harry Lime

Sullivan's Travels - Prisoners marching into the church to watch the cartoons while the congregation sings "Let My People Go"

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Yeah. As much as I wanted to come up with something different, I just can't exclude The Trio shootout at the end. Great scene.

TheAllPurposeNothing
09-24-04, 02:53 PM
Citizen Kane - breakfast montage sequence

Naked - David Thewlis' rant on bar-coding

Twice Upon a Time - Rod Rescueman applies for a superhero position

Runners-up:

Yellow Submarine - Eleanor Rigby sequence

True Romance - Hopper/Walken scene

The Big Combo - the death of Joe McClure

wordtoyamotha
09-24-04, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by jeffkjoe
<b>Jaws</b> - Quint recalls delivering the Hiroshima bomb

Great one :up:

I'll add:

Final montage from Requiem for a Dream (not exactly a "pleasure" to watch but very powerful)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when they visit the "Pure Imagination" room

Contactsport1
09-24-04, 05:20 PM
The black out scene in Silence of the Lambs where he's stalking her with night vision. Tight.

When a Stranger Calls ... the scene where the operator explains that the phone call is coming from inside the house. (I was ten, I nearly crapped myself). Good Stuff.

"Say hello to my little friend..." What more do I need to say? Scarface

Pulp fiction The needle scene. When he stabber her I nearly pissed myself laughing.


Some additional candy....

The first coliseum scene in Gladiator that finishes with him revealing to the new emperor he's still alive. Whole friggin movie is great.

Guilty pleasure...

Episode IV Bumping into the sith. Great scene. Great Choreography. Some redemption for an otherwise flat movie.

lukewarmwater
09-24-04, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Shop Smart Shop S-Mart
The black out scene in Silence of the Lambs where he's stalking her with night vision. Tight.

:thumbsup:

Episode IV Bumping into the sith. Great scene. Great Choreography. Some redemption for an otherwise flat movie.

I'm not being sarcastic honest, I havent seen a new hope in a while, but What bumping into the sith scene?

Contactsport1
09-24-04, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by lukewarmwater
:thumbsup:



I'm not being sarcastic honest, I havent seen a new hope in a while, but What bumping into the sith scene?

:lol: You got me. I was thinking fourth movie. Episode I, (movie 4) Sorry. Now you with me?

Triple S
09-24-04, 07:14 PM
1. Office Space and the death of the fax machine. Michael Bolton mounting the fax and punching it is the coup de grace.

2. Green Mile death of John Coffey. One of the saddest scenes in film ever, from a great movie.

3. The entire Duloc scene in Shrek. The turnstyle! The Giant Farquad Head costume! The Song! Oh, the song! Please keep off of the grass, shine your shoes, wipe your........face!

NitroJMS
09-24-04, 07:39 PM
1. Casablanca

The plane leaves as Rick looks on.

2. Vertigo

Madeleine "returns" out of the light.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

"What's This?" Sequence

Robert
09-24-04, 10:01 PM
1. <b>Forrest Gump</b> - Forrest meets his son.

2. <b>Face/Off</b> Church shootout.

3. <b>True Lies</b> - Harrier Jet finale.

smirnoff
09-24-04, 10:44 PM
1. Terminator 2 - Pulls a shotgun out of a box of roses in slow mo. And then starts blasting.

2. Brotherhood of the Wolf - Opening fight scene

3. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Shu Lien vs. Jen

Rivero
09-24-04, 11:00 PM
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey - Pre-man discovering the tool......leads to the single greatest edit in film history.

2) Apocalypse Now - THE Scene.

3) Jaws - "Anyway.........we delivered the bomb".

Brent L
09-25-04, 12:37 AM
Here are three from some of the Korean films I've seen lately.

1) My Sassy Girl - The "ten rules" scene and the very last scene.

2) Oldboy - The extended shot fight scene.

3) Memories of Murder - The very last scene/shot in the film.

BizRodian
09-25-04, 12:47 AM
Well, hardly my top three, but I can think of three not mentioned yet.

1) "Do I look ready?" from Kill Bill 2 (mentioned earlier, but not in specifics.)
2) When Barry gets hit by the truck in Punch Drunk Love, gets out of his car, and kicks ass.
3) Leon explains why he wouldn't be a good lover.

Talkin2Phil
09-28-04, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by Cusm


Dazed and Confused - Pink, Wooderson and Mitch walking in the hub, this is one of my most favorite shots ever.



:thumbsup:

I was cool like that...................................once...............................in high school..........................................for a day


1) 2001 ASO Dave'lobotomizing'HAL
2) The final battle in seven samurai
3) Lawrence of Arabia- where Lawrence does his twirl in the courtyard of headquarters- you realize what a brilliant weird eccentric Lawrence is
perfectly acted by O'Toole

Alk
09-28-04, 12:50 PM
I also got a thing of watching my favorite scenes when I get really drunk anyways..

SPOILERS:

*The DeNiro and Pacino scene..where they sit down and get to talk face to face is one of my favorites..heat also has lots of other great scenes.

*Pesci and Liotta in Goodfellas "Funny How?"..This is possibly my all time favorite scene.

*The Shower scene, bassment/dead mother scene and the final scene seeing Norman talking in his head in his mothers voice in Psycho.

2 others I'll never forget:

*The Ending of Vertigo..I never felt so into a movie in my life..the ending just shocked me so much I got chills all over.

*Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction. "Say what again!"

reubs82
09-28-04, 01:07 PM
My favorite scene (currently) is the part in Royal Tenenbaums as Richie is about to commit suicide. Holy freakin' crap. It still shocks me.

Dark-Helmet
09-28-04, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Goodfellas:the scene that goes from outside the club to the front row


God I love that one

Rival11
09-29-04, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Chill Pill
Im sure this has been brought up before, but hell, have a go at it again. This maybe impossible for some ppl, but give her a shot. Here's mine (for now):

1. True Romance - Walken and Hopper scene (is this a "shallow" pick??).
2. Apocolypse Now - Ride Of The Valkyries invasion scene. (I can't believe how good this looks and sounds today)
3. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - The Trio scene at the end.

Come on, do yer best. And plz no 12 way ties or anything. TRY TO KEEP IT TO ONLY THREE.

While it's almost impssible for me to come up with my favs right now (there are just so many that rank at the top for me) I give a ton of credit for your first pick on True Romance - definitely not shallow at all - hell no :up:

masbrad
09-29-04, 01:17 AM
Man thats a hard one THERE is SO MANY. Just a few off the top of my head.

I would go with the

THE BIRDS---love the scene where she is sitting outside the school yard smoking her cigarette. How the scene pulls in for an extreme closeup and then pulls back to reveal a few birds more then zooms in and pulld back again again a few more then it zooms in for a sustained shot and just when you are completelt bored and sick of staring at her face it pulls back and there is hundreds. I love that scene.

LEOn THE PROFESSIONAL--I love the scene where Portman walks by her own apartment room and knocks on her neighbors door. The subdued terror and complete panic is awesome.

28 DAYS LATER--When he is just first walking across London Bridge and you see NONE in sight yet in the background is Big Ben. That scene is very powerful and just spookingly eerie.

Those are ones I have watched in the past month that stand out. Of course it will probably be different by next month

S

MovieMaster11
09-29-04, 11:15 PM
1. Eternal Sunshine:Any twisted memory sequence.

2. Rules of Attraction:James Van der Beek Sitting in the the Outdoor auditorium drinking while snow falls on him.

3. Final Destination 2:Any of the deaths/Highway scene.

nemein
09-29-04, 11:28 PM
The first ones that come to mind

Equilibrium: the gun/hand trap fight scene towards the end

Zero Effect: the final scene when lead actress reveals she knows who he is

First Strike: The "stick and ladder" fight

freudguy
09-30-04, 11:02 AM
My first submission may be a little trite but I have always enjoyed the scene in SW Ep. IV when Luke looks at the setting twin suns. This is probably my favorite shot of the whole original trilogy (hell, all 5 of them so far).

Most of my faves have been touched on already but I can think of a couple more I like:

An American Werewof in London - walking through the moors. It keeps me on the edge of my seat each time and I've seen the film probably 20 times since it came out.

Barton Fink - when the hotel is on fire.

Crap, I can't just choose 3 so I will stop now.

Ok, one more - The Blues Brothers in the restaurant.
"How much for the little girl? How much for the women?"
"What?"
"Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children."

NaturalMystic79
09-30-04, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Pistol Pete
The drug dealer/firecracker scene in [b]Boogie Nights
YES! :thumbsup:

tofu
09-30-04, 11:43 AM
1. Four weddings and a funeral: When Hugh Grant tells Andie Macdowell's character tells her that he loves her by quoting a partridge song

2. Ikiru - the ending at the swings

3. Brotherhood of the Wolf - when Monica Belluci's naked body turns into the mountain

Hiro11
09-30-04, 12:10 PM
It seems like we do this all the time...

Anyway, right now, the first three that pop into my head:

1.Lord Hidetora (sp?) decending the stairs between the two armies with the burning castle in the background in "Ran":
http://digilander.libero.it/kendoliguria/ran/r6.jpg
2. Riding a 70 foot swell 100 miles off the coast of San Diego in "Step into Liquid" (turn up your subwoofer):
http://www.nesurf.com/Articles/stepintointerreview/parsons.jpg
3. The famous and mercilessly manipulative but finally hilarious scene in "L'Argent de Poche" where the following cute-as-a-button kid climbs out of a 15 story window and falls...rent the movie to see what happens:
http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/calendars/01julaug/images/o-t/smallchange.jpg

King Jaspo
09-30-04, 03:09 PM
1. The phone scene in 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
2. The tracheostomy scene in 'The Princess And The Warrior'.
3. The schoolyard scene in 'The Birds'.

EDIT: I wrote mine before I read yours

THE BIRDS---love the scene where she is sitting outside the school yard smoking her cigarette. How the scene pulls in for an extreme closeup and then pulls back to reveal a few birds more then zooms in and pulld back again again a few more then it zooms in for a sustained shot and just when you are completelt bored and sick of staring at her face it pulls back and there is hundreds. I love that scene.


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