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Primiere Magazines top 100 movie moments of all time

100) The Great Train Robbery (1903) - Cowboy Takes a Shot at the Audience
99) Saving Private Ryan (1998) - "Earn this."
98) Sunset Blvd. (1950) - "All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up."
97) The Usual Suspect (1995) - Twist ending
96) Belle de Jour (1967) - "What would you know?"
95) Pulp Fiction (1994) - The adrenalin shot.
94) Vertigo (1958) - Kim Novak changes her appearance at the end
93) The Godfather (1972) - The horse head
92) To Have and Have Not (1944) - The whistling scene
91) Fargo (1996) - The wood chipper
90) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Running down highway
89) Broadcast News (1987) - Sweating scene?
88) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - "Stand up, your father's passing."
87) The Deer Hunter (1978) - The death of Nick
86) The Wild Bunch (1969) - "If they move, kill 'em."
85) Breathless (1959) - "Bogie."
84) Young Frankenstein (1974) - Putting on the Ritz.
83) A Fistful of Dollars (1964) - "My mistake. Four coffins."
82) Nosferatu (1922) - Count Orlock walking on ship
81) The 400 Blows (1959 - Freeze rame
80) City Lights (1931) - She takes pity on a beggar
79) Grand Illusion (1938) - "Duty is duty."
78) Gladiator (2000) - My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius...
77) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) - "The gold has gone back to where we found it!"
76) North by Northwest (1959) - The cliffhanger scene
75) The Comformist (1970) - Tango
74) The Third Man (1949) - Ferris-Wheel Car Scene
73) Blue Velvet (1986) - Karaoke
72) Tootsie (1982) - Ripping off wig
71) Sullivan's Travels (1942) - Laugh scene?
70) La Dolce Vita (1960) - Fountain scene
69) Gangs of New York (2002) - "Then I'm your man" and kicks the door down
68) Marathon Man (1976) - "Is it safe?"
67) The Birds (1963) - Playground scene
66) Sherlock Jr. (1924) - Screen Test
65) The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Dorothy steps from black-and-white to color
64) On the Waterfront (1954) - "I coulda been a contender!"
63) Say Anything... (1989) - Boombox Serenade
62) The Great Escape (1963) - Motorcycle in field?
61) Taxi Driver (1976) - "You talkin' to me?"
60) Beauty and the Beast (1946) - Beast's Redemption
59) Planet of the Apes (1968) - Twist ending
58) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - "Well, now that you've said my name..."
57) Apocalypse Now (1979) - Willard emerges from jungle water
56) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Jimmy runs thorugh streets yelling Merry Christmas
55) Black Narcissus (1947) - Ghost attacks nun or something?
54) Atlantic City (1981) - Lemon squeezing scene
53) Gone with the Wind (1939) - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
52) Dr. Strangelove or... (1964) - Riding the bomb
51) Dumbo (1941) - Hallucination
50) Blazing Saddles (1974) - Beans scene
49) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Boulder scene
48) Touch of Evil (1958) - Welles entrance
47) The Shining (1980) - "Here's Johnny!"
46) Jaws (1975) - The blonde gets eaten
45) The Matrix - Neo dodges Bullets
44) The Graduate (1967) - "You're trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson."
43) Heat (1995) - Pacino and De Niro in diner.
42) King Kong (1933) - King Kong on the Empire State Building
41) The Public Enemy - Tom Powers falls at door at end
40) Annie Hall (1977) - Woody Allen pulls in guy to defend Fellini
39) Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - "Match me, Sidney."
38) Breakfast at Tiffany's - Kiss with cat at end
37) Wings of Desire (1988) - Wings over Berlin
36) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Match scene
35) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - They jump off the cliff
34) Duck Soup (1936) - Mirror scene
33) 42nd Street (1933) - Tap dance in front of obvious stage backdrop
32) M (1931) - Peter Lorre cracks at end
31) The Seven Year Itch (1955) - Marilyn's skirt goes up
30) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - "Stella!" shout at end
29) Five Easy Pieces (1970) - Jack vs Waitress
28) The Producers (1967) - Springtime for Hitler
27) Psycho (1960) - Shower scene
26) Imitation of Life (1959) - Throws herself on casket
25) The Lady from Shanghi (1948) - Death in the fun house
24) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - "I am your father."
23) The Searchers (1956) - Door closes on John Wayne
22) Carrie (1976) - Carrie kills everybody at Prom
21) Goldfinger (1964) - "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."
20) Alien (1979) - Alien bursts out of chest
19) In the Heat of the Night (1967) - "They call me Mr. Tibbs."
18) Network (1976) - "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
17) Chinatown (1974) - Jack slaps Faye around
16) Do the Right Thing (1989) - Buggin' Out complains about wall
15) This is Spinal Tap (1984) - "These go to 11."
14) Les Diaboliques (1955) - Corpse rises out of bathtub
13) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Bike flies across moon
12) Casablanca (1942) - Ilsa comes back to bar
11) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - "Welcome to Sherwood, my lady!"
10) Persona (1966) - Merging faces
9) All About Eve (1950) - "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
8) Star Wars (1977) - Solo rides in with Falcon to clear the way for Luke
7) A Few Good Men (1992) - "You can't handle the truth!"
6) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Caveman smashes bones
5) Double Indemnity (1944) - Robinson lights MacMurray's cigarette
4) The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - The bride scream and the monster blows up the castle
3) Some Like it Hot (1959) - "Well, nobody's perfect."
2) Citizen Kane (1941) - "Rosebud." and drops snowglobe
1) The Godfather Part II (1974) - "I know it was you, Fredo."

Wow, that is actually a good list.

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Old 02-12-03, 05:16 PM
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Pretty good list.

Did you add the "?" to some of them? or was it there?
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94) Vertigo (1958) - Grace Kelly changes her appearance at the end
Uhhhh, what? Who?

80) City Lights (1931) - She takes pity on a beggar
79) Grand Illusion (1938) - "Duty is duty."
78) Gladiator (2000) - My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius...
Yeah, that scene from Gladiator was definately better than those scenes from City Lights and Grand Illusion.
MY GOD

For a lot of these they get the movie right, but the wrong moment. The kiss at the end is not the best moment in Breakfast at Tiffanies. The "running down the freeway" scene isn't the best scene in Body Snatchers. Beast's Redemption in Cocteu's Beaty and the Beast is not the best scene, in fact it's the worst.

I could go on. There are also a far disproportionate amount of American films on there, and WHAT THE HELL is Gangs Of New York doin' in there?

I am REALLY surprised to see the bathtub scene from Les Diaboliks above the shower scene from Psycho...and I'm also surprised to see Persona so high...WOW

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I dunno...I'd have put "Frankly My Dear..." a little bit higher...somewhere in the Top Ten even.
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Originally posted by Alien Redrum
Pretty good list.

Did you add the "?" to some of them? or was it there?
nope, they were already there (got from dvdfile.com)
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I completely agree with the no.1 choice.
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Um...excuse me...doesn't anyone remember Ringo Starr falling into dinosaur crap in Caveman? What kind of list is this?!?

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57) Apocalypse Now (1979) - Willard emerges from jungle water
The Ride of the Valkyries scene is better.
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Re: Primiere Magazines top 100 movie moments of all time

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94) Vertigo (1958) - Grace Kelly changes her appearance at the end
Grace Kelly wasnt in Vertigo......

that was Kim Novak
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Re: Primiere Magazines top 100 movie moments of all time

99) Saving Private Ryan (1998) - "Earn this."
Oh come on! That's like the cheesiest part of the whole damned movie. How about Mellish getting knifed?

95) Pulp Fiction (1994) - The insulin shot.
I would say more the Royal with Cheese dialogue.

78) Gladiator (2000) - My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius...
Best damned moment in the whole movie.

76) North by Northwest (1959) - The cliffhanger scene
Bull! Cornfield scene.

74) The Third Man (1949) - Ferris-Wheel Car Scene
Appearance of Harry Lime

36) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Match scene
That, or Omar Sharif's entrance.

1) The Godfather Part II (1974) - "I know it was you, Fredo."
Hmm... I would say Michael "forgiving" Fredo at their mother's funeral. That scene brought me to tears.

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Re: Primiere Magazines top 100 movie moments of all time

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45) The Matrix - Neo dodges Bullets
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95) Pulp Fiction (1994) - The insulin shot.

Err...that was adrenalin, not insulin.
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Also: 73) Blue Velvet (1986) - Karaoke


Technically, that was lip-synching, not Karaoke.

And nothing from any Star Trek movie? Come on. Surely Kirk's "Khhhaaannn!!!" scene is one of the greatest moments in cinema.
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What a joke that list is. Did anyone do any research before they compiled it? It's loaded with errors and some of the scenes they pick made me scratch my head.


Annie Hall - Woody Allen pulls in guy to defend Fellini

It was Marshall McLuhan!!
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Casablanca - Ilsa comes back to bar

Hmmm.... a good scene but in a movie full of terrific scenes why this one? Why not the ending on the runway?

"I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."
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Re: Primiere Magazines top 100 movie moments of all time

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98) Sunset Blvd. (1950) - "I'mn ready for my closeup, Mr. Deville."
95) Pulp Fiction (1994) - The insulin shot.
94) Vertigo (1958) - Grace Kelly changes her appearance at the end
Grace Kelly wasn't in Vertigo, it's an adrenaline shot in Pulp Fiction, and the Line in Sunset Blvd. is "All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up." You would think a list like this would get Cecil B. DeMille's name right, but you'd think a list like this would include something from DeMille's filmography. How's about the parting of the Red Sea in the Ten Commandments?

55) Black Narcissus (1947) - Ghost attacks nun or something?


23) The Searchers (1956) - Door closes on main guy
The Searchers -- starring John Wayne as Main Guy. With Jeffrey Hunter as Other Guy and Natalie Wood as That Chick.
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The Searchers -- starring John Wayne as Main Guy. With Jeffrey Hunter as Other Guy and Natalie Wood as That Chick.
Classic!
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Where is The Shawshank Redemption - Andy's escape?

Surely that was a much better moment than Saving Ryan's Privates "Earn This" line.
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what no, "No wire hangers" from Mommie Dearest
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what about?

Any Given Sunday "Inches" speech
Dog Day Afternoon "ATTICA!"
The Shawshank Redemption Andy in the Rain
Rain Man Charlie teaches Raymond how to dance
Batman "Who are you?" "I'm Batman"
Se7en "What's in the box?!?"
Alien Chest-busting
Requiem for a Dream Harry calls Marion
The Candidate McKay self-mocking in the car, and breaking up at the TV studio
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington "Well, I'm not licked!"
Unforgiven William Munny faces Little Bill
Back to the Future George decks Biff
Igby Goes Down Igby breaks down at the door
Woodstock "Breakfast in Bed"
Terminator 2 "Hasta la Vista, Baby" *BAM*
The Bicycle Thief The rain storm
The Royal Tenenbaums Ritchie shaves
Raiders of the Lost Ark Indy shoots a swordsman
Dazed and Confused "Tuesday's Gone"
Chasing Amy "I love you...and not in a friendly way"
Magnolia "Wise Up"
Vanilla Sky Times Square

and on, and on, and on...

but i do think it's a pretty good list.
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Alien Chest-busting
That IS on the list.
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Originally posted by cupcake jesus


Batman "Who are you?" "I'm Batman"


The line I always remember from Batman is when the Joker asks "Where does he get all those marvelous toys?"
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In terms of "Jaws" the emergence of
Spoiler:
the severed head
is THE scene from the movie. I would have loved to seen this movie in a packed theatre.
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