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Memorable/notable improvs

What are some of the improv moments that were left in movies that you like? This is something of an interest of mine, I love good improvs. We all know the famous ones, like "You talkin to me?" and "You're going to need a bigger boat." What are some of the less known ones? Off the top of my head:

"Winter's Bone," the scene with the Army recruiter. They hired a real life Army recruiter and gave him no lines. He was told to just talk to Jennifer like he would any kid who sat down in front of him.

"Cape Fear" remake. The auditorium scene. I've read the whole sequence with DeNiro and Juliette Lewis was totally ad libbed and done in one take.

"A Few Good Men." Tom Cruise's little Jack impersonation, "He eats breakfast three hundred yards from people trained to kill him." Tom wasn't supposed to say that line with a Jack-ism.

"Se7en," Lee Ermey, answering a ringing phone. "This isn't even my desk." Slam

Others?

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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Dustin Hoffman, MIDNIGHT COWBOY: "I'm walkin' here, I'm walkin'!"


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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

The scene in Captain Phillips when he's being examined in the infirmary.


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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Best in Show when Christopher Guest is talking to his dog.
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

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The scene in Captain Phillips when he's being examined in the infirmary.

I love that scene. I know Tom Hanks has a reputation for being vanilla (which I do t necessarily agree with) but thatís scene in particular is one of the most well acted scenes Iíve ever watched!
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Harrison Ford's "Situation normal, we're all fine, how are you?" scene in Star Wars.

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Harrison Ford with the sword man in Raiders
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Not a line, but the unplanned spit-take on De Niro By Walken in Deer Hunter
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OMG can you people read? I said lesser known ones. Everyone knows about Strangelove and "I know."
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The cape fear one is not true. It very obviously was not done in one take. The actors may have worked it out without a script by workshoping it together, but you can't improvise a whole scene like that on the spot.
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Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr View Post
Harrison Ford with the sword man in Raiders
Also his line, "It's not the years, it's the mileage".
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Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
OMG can you people read? I said lesser known ones. Everyone knows about Strangelove and "I know."
... but if people like Stragelove and "I Know" then they're answering your question

What are some of the improv moments that were left in movies that you like?
with your second question being:
What are some of the less known ones?
sooo yeah, clearly people can read you just have to make sure you remember what you wrote
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Also, not everyone has seen every movie being discussed, popular or otherwise.
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Does this count?
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Not any more. It's too well-known, dammit!
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Originally Posted by Traxan View Post
OMG can you people read? I said lesser known ones. Everyone knows about Strangelove and "I know."
You seem nice.
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Dustin Hoffman, MIDNIGHT COWBOY: "I'm walkin' here, I'm walkin'!"


Great one. He even comes out of character, listen to his voice itís all Hoffman there.
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... but if people like Stragelove and "I Know" then they're answering your question



with your second question being:


sooo yeah, clearly people can read you just have to make sure you remember what you wrote
Plus, people often skip the first post if the thread title seems to give a clear indication of what the poster is looking for.
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I love that scene. I know Tom Hanks has a reputation for being vanilla (which I do t necessarily agree with) but thatís scene in particular is one of the most well acted scenes Iíve ever watched!
love Tom Hanks, probably one of the few celebrities I would like to actually shake his hand
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Re: Memorable/notable improvs

I love when OPs go apeshit in their own threads

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