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Old 08-08-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: on an island
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When this movie was beaten out for best picture by "Shakespeare In Love" I gave up on watching award shows.
Apples and oranges.
Shakespeare in Love was an astonishingly well-written play-within-a-play (Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman) and IMHO deserved its Oscars. Its literacy and humor are as sumptuous as its costumes; but there was a bittersweet tone as well, because that's how life is.
One of my favorite scenes was when the stuttering tailor who can never get his lines right during rehearsal. His ultimate performance says all that can be said about art and life.
Spielberg was awarded an Oscar for his direction of Saving Private Ryan, and he certainly deserved it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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When this movie was beaten out for best picture by "Shakespeare In Love" I gave up on watching award shows.
Yep, thats the one. I was certain that Saving Private Ryan would have won the best picture, but noooooo. I havent watched the Oscars since.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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"I'm shocked! Shocked!"


Gort! Klaatu barada nikto.


Belle enters the Beast's castle (Disney's version is a joke compared to this)

Hoichi performs, The Battle of Dan-no-ura. Haunting, beautiful, and true. Exceptionally well done.


The Lion in Winter has many great scenes, but this one is treachery served with treachery sauce presented on a platter of treachery.


Part 2

That's it for now. I'm tired.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I kind of like the Balloon Man scene from Minority Report, I guess the entire escape from Pre-crime through the mall counts.

The very best scene is from Forest Gump. It's more of a sequence like the Mill Scene above.

Forest is standing at Jenny's Grave talking to her, and he tells her about while he was running, that out in the desert he couldn't tell where the Earth ended and Heaven began.

I guess it's so powerful because I've been there. I have been in the desert, in the evening and there is a point where it's hard to tell where the Earth ends, and Heaven begins.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:52 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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The last dance of "Dirty Dancing" after PS says "Nobody puts Babe in the corner."

"12th Knight" has a scene that is absolutely electric and the best acting I have ever seen by all three actors in the scene when King Arthur walks in on the Queen and Sir Lancelot.

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Old 08-10-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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I also really dig the end of ''The Lost Boys'' when Edward Herrmann turns into the Head Vampire....

ThE LoST BoYS (part 10) (broken link)
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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1. The Patriot where Mel Gibson charges while holding the American flag and shouting "hold the line" as the bullets and cannonballs whiz by. Nice rousing moments throughout the final battle.

2. True Lies where Arnold kisses Jamie Lee Curtis to the soft music as the mushroom cloud explodes in the background...interesting juxtaposition.

3. Something very emotional for me recently....in "Cars" where Sally takes Lightning McQueen to the ledge and he realizes how much the Interstate and sprawl has taken away from us. That was a VERY sad sequence.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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So many it's hard to pick just one ...

1. Legends of the Fall ... Tristan Ludlow returned home after being gone for many years ... oh my goodness when he rode up over that hill ... what a sight to behold!
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Without thinking too hard ...

Dr. Stranglove - Gen. Jack D. Ripper's monologue where he discloses his concern about "precious bodily fluids"

Sideways - Wallet retrieval scene, in which Miles descends to a new low for reasons of friendship

Glengarry Glen Ross - Alec Baldwin scene, and Jonathan Pryce's "buyer's remorse" scene

Chinatown - Gittes lunches with Noah Cross, and later Gittes and Mrs. Mulwray alone, and final scene in Chinatown

Fearless - scenes with Max on the airliner, and later Max's final flashback to the crash (wrenching and balletic)

Days of Heaven - pick one
Weekend at Bernie's - pick one
Mars Attacks - pick one
The Last Detail - pick one
After Hours - pick one
Eraserhead - pick one

Blue Velvet - Beaumont the voyeur

Cutter's Way - (1) initial scene in hotel room with Bone using woman's shaver, (2) final scene confronting corporate fat cat, (3) Cutter's wife confronts his drunkenness, (4) Cutter describes the crime to wife and Bone in restaurant, (5) last shot during sailboat scene with oil rigs in background

The Matrix - Neo wakes up out of his pod

Network - Howard Beale's on-air monologues, and the telling Holden/Dunaway sex scene

The Searchers - John Wayne stands in the doorway

2001 A Space Odyssey - Bowman retrieves Poole's body, returns to the ship, and lobotomizes HAL

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Venice, Fl
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Default Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs Hannibal says to Starling " your just one step away from poor white trash in second rate shoes Clarrise"

End of movie when Hannibal calls Starling " I have no intent to call on you, I find the world much more interesting with you in it"

Hannibal asking Starling about latest victim "Was she a big girl.... roomy in the hips"

So many classic lines in that film, and as you can tell my favorite film of all time
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