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Subject: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:34 AM

A few days ago, I picked up a boxed set of movies produced by Val Lewton. Val Lewton? I think it was Martin Scorsese who said that there were three geniuses in the history of the movies: Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and Val Lewton. At the time when the classic horror films of Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein were being produced, Val Lewton was producing movies on an extremely limited budget, without big name stars. What he produced were a series of classic and near-classic horror movies with no special effects, and no "Monsters." The terror was created by lighting, photographs, music and editing, usually with the cause of the terror never shown.

Last night, I watched The Leopard Man. Like most of Lewton's movies, the title was far more sensational than the movie. (For example, The Ghost Ship doesn't have a ghost on it.) And The Leopard Man doesn't have a hokey half leaopard, half man. A leopard escapes from a traveling sideshow in a small mexican town and eludes capture at the beginning of the movie. Early in the film, there is an unforgettable scene... one I remember seeing as a kid, without remembering anything else about the movie, or the title of the movie.
A young girl is sent out by her Mother to buy some corn meal and because she is afraid of the dark, the Mother tells her that she is going to lock the door and won't let the girl in until she comes back with the corn meal. When the girl is returning to her house, she is chased by the leopard (although you don't see the leopard chasing her.) When she gets to the door, she starts beating on it, begging her Mother to open it. Her Mother thinks that she is just making things up, until she hears a lot of growling and screaming. By the time she gets to the door, a stream of blood flows out from underneath the door and there is only silence. That scene scared the Hell out of me as a kid. And yet everything was only suggested. But, I never forgot it. As it turns out, two of the other unforgettable scenes in movies that are burned into my brain are from two other Val Lewton movies... The Body Snatcher, with Bellas Lugosi, and The Cat People.

Not every unforgettable scene is from a horror movie... I'll add some others... one I just saw on Turner Classics, this morning. You may have already forgotten my unforgettable scenes, and have others of your own. How about rummaging through those dusty corners of your mind and re-running an unforgettable scene of yours?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:40 AM

Cat Ballou - that damn drunken horse leaning up against the wall...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:52 AM

That's a good one, Foolestroupe... and when Lee Marvin slugs the horse?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: lesblank
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:52 AM

I don't believe it was Lee Marvin who slugged the horse -- it was an old retired NFL player, who name escapes me this minute.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:55 AM

Apparently I forgot the unforgettable.. :-) I know someone did...

Or was that in My Friend Flicka?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:01 AM

The scene in Citizen Kane when his wife leaves him and her image is reflected in room after room of mirrors.

There is another scene in Citizen Kane where one of his elderly employees (name escapes me) is being interviewed. He muses about seeing a beautiful girl on a ferry and falling in love with her although they never met. The image drove me crazy for years because I couldn't remember where it came from. Still plays in my mind at odd times. The opportunity lost?

Horror movies? The Haunting. Julie Christie is in bed in a dark room holding her roommate's hand while something tries to get into their bedroom. When the lights come on, her companion is across the room and something is still holding her hand. SHUDDER.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:19 AM

So many, so many...

I found very disturbing the scene in Sophie's Choice where Meryl Streep hands over her daughter to the Nazi.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: alanabit
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:24 AM

Westerns often have classic scenes, because they have so many cliches, which cry out for reinterpretation, revival or parody. I always loved the scene at the beginning of "For A Fistful of Dollars", in which the Man With No Name puts on a show of timidly asking the village bullies to apologise for shooting up his mule.
In "Support Your Local Sheriff" - possibly the best spoof western ever - there is a wonderful exchange between James Garner and Walter Brennan.
"Go and tell Joe Danby I'm coming over to arrest him for murder."
"What are you going to do when he kills me?"
"Why, then I'll arrest him for both murders."
I think it was Mongo, in Blazing Saddles, who knocked out a horse with one punch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bill D
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:29 AM

Toto pulling open the curtain and exposing the Wizard of OZ.....a metaphor for our times.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: heric
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:29 AM

A big guy slugged a horse in that Mel Brooks movie with the campfire farting scene.

Newly released on DVD is the excellent Bad Day at Black Rock, where a one-armed Spencer Tracy, who don't want no trouble, is forced to take down a young Lee Marvin and a young Ernest Borgnine at the same time. They were BIG.

Also memorable for me is the little girl in Babe screaming bloody murder about her doll house Christmas present.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:31 AM

Oh hell, guess I'm a hopeless romantic. When Bogart tells Bergman to get on the plane in "Casablanca."

Here's looking at you, kid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:39 AM

The small red coat in "Shindlers List".

Lawrence appearing out of the Devils Anvil in "Lawrence of Arabia"

Dr Zhavago trudging through the snow


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Becca72
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:41 AM

The scene in Jaws where Quint gets eaten by the shark had me hiding in the bathroom for hours...of course, I was very young, thought Quint looked like my uncle Darryl, and was convinced the shark was waiting in the hall for me to go to bed...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:45 AM

Yeah... several of these are unforgettable for me, too. The fight scene in Bad Day At Black Rock, along with the fight scene in Shane are the two most memorable movie fights I've seen. Both still excite me when I watch them. In Shane, when Jack Palance taunts the guy standing in the muddy street in front of the saloon, insulting the South sticks with me from that movie, too... and Brandon DeWilde calling Shane, Shane at the end of the movie.

That seen in The Haunting is a very memorable one for me, too.

I had also intended to mention the scene where the Wizard of Oz is exposed, but you beat me to it, Bill. Funny how many times I've said, "Pay no attention to that man behind the screen."


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: number 6
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:48 AM

The one scene in Steven Speilberg's movie 'Shcindler's List' when the Warsaw Ghetto is being 'cleaned out' ... in black and white except for the image of the little girl.

Another one is when Slim Pickens rides the bomb in Stanly Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: heric
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:58 AM

In the kids' movie Big Fat Liar, Paul Giamatti shows you what your face would look like if you were forced to jump out of a burning helicopter. I have no idea how he could have made that face.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:59 AM

"Hump? What hump?"

Just saw "The Straw Man". The burning alive scene did not sit well. I could take the man but not the pigs and the chickens. YIKES!

The Twilight Zone when Shatner opens the curtain on the plane and something has its nose pressed against the window. I shrieked so loud that my father came in and turned off the TV.

The little girl gnawing on Mommy in Night Of The Living Dead.

The little boy hiding in the latrine in Schindler's List.

French Fries up the nose in A Fish Called Wanda.

The Blueberry Girl in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And Willie's first appearence - the cane, the limp and the the somersault.

The monster erupting from a man's stomach in Alien.

Interesting that all the memorable moments involve something bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bill D
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:06 PM

"Bambi Meets Godzilla" the scene IS the movie.

Almost any scene in "The Gods Must be Crazy" ...but especially the jeep hanging from the tree .....and N!xau throwing the coke bottle off 'the end of the world' and heading home. A wonderful metaphor for clearing our problems from our consciousness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: jeffp
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:10 PM

The scene in Planet of the Apes where they come upon the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand. To me, that would have been the perfect ending shot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:16 PM

The great white chomping through the cable in Jaws.

The hand coming up out of the grave in Carrie.

The boys standing on the desks in Last Poets Society.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:17 PM

Kirk Douglas 'dancing' on the ship's oars in The Vikings.

The most memorable scenes for me seem to be the ones involving the music in some way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:21 PM

"I'll have what she's having."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:22 PM

Yes, Sinsull... frightening or disturbing scenes seem to outweigh "happy" ones in my memory.

Three more frightening ones:

The Scene in The Cat People where the woman is swimming in an indoor pool at night and the lights go out. She hears a panther growling, and pacing around the edge of the pool, but once again, the only thing she actually sees is the shadow of the panther.

In the Body Snatcher, there's a scene near the end where the Doctor who Boris Karloff has been supplying cadavers to until the Doctor finally kills Karloff is driving a horse and carriage on a treacherous mountain road in a thunderstorm. He has a cadaver of a woman that he has just dug up, which keeps falling over, with it's arms flailing around him. The Doctor is going mad, and when he looks at the cadaver of the woman, it is Karloff, wildly flailing his arms in a deathly embrace.

The scene in The Magician where the Doctor is in the attic doing an autopsy, and an eyeball falls in his inkwell.

Triple Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: sian, west wales
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:36 PM

Two friends - one male, one female - and I went to see "The Horse Whisperer". My male friend is gay. Us two women AREN'T. There's one scene where Robert Redford is sitting on the swing on the front porch and behind them the sun is just setting on the mountains, and he's all tanned and strawberry blonde and ... as if on cue, all three of us let out this long, yearning sigh.

A bit difficult in a mixed group to suddenly realize that you all could fantasize about the same bloke ...

siân


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bill D
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:38 PM

I never was a fan of really gruesome or horror movies.....I remember seeing the original B&W version of "The Thing" in a theater when I was a kid, and when 'it' popped up and grabbed someone, I was ready to leave.

Now, I will admit a certain fascination with Hitchcock's "The Birds"....not the frantic, desparate attempts to nail doors shut, but the 'calm' views of thousands of birds just sitting on everything in sight....waiting...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:54 PM

Moby Dick. Captain Ahab saying to Starbuck "Don't speak to me of blasphemy, I'd strike the sun if it insulted me"!
also, when the prophet warned Qeequeg and Ismael by saying "There'll come a day at sea when you'll smell land where there be no land, and on that day Ahab will go to his grave, and all, all save one shall follow."


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: clueless don
Date: 02 May 06 - 01:34 PM

The ex-NFL player who played the part of Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" was Alex Karras.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 May 06 - 01:56 PM

Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in Rebecca

I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool....

Alison's Steadman's speech in Life is Sweet to Jane Horrocks

Of course we don't hate, we all love you.....


both scenes bring tears welling up inside me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 May 06 - 01:59 PM

"Kirk Douglas 'dancing' on the ship's oars in The Vikings."

Shambles - That's one of my favorites too. I also loved the shot of Ernest Borgnine jumping in the pit of wolves.

How about "Rear Window" - when Jimmie Stewart is firing off flash bulbs at Raymond Burr ? Or Grace Kelly ? ANY shot of Grace Kelly. Hubba Hubba.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 May 06 - 02:12 PM

"Badges ? We don't need no stinkin' badges"


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 02 May 06 - 02:13 PM

I've always quite liked the big kissing scene in the Daniel Day-Lewis remake of "Last of the Mohicans."


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Anonny Mouse
Date: 02 May 06 - 02:39 PM

From "Body Heat" where Richard Crenna is disparaging a certain kind of low-life "honey-speaker" and William Hurt says "I'm one of those guys" with a wry smile and chuckle.

Almost ANY scene in "Deliverance"--esp. the scene where Burt Reynolds takes charge, shoots an arrow into the "squeel like a piggy, boyah!"guy. A great movie I will watch even if it shows up on some late-nite cable show.

The scene in Almost Famous where the whole bus is singing along with Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." What a GREAT flick!!

Chevy Chase going 100mph in that stupid snow-dish in Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation." A Riot.

Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" where he take out his Red Ryder BB-Gun, fired it, and busts the lens on his glasses. Price less.

Too many more to think of. Good thread. Brings a lot of movie memories back! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 May 06 - 03:22 PM

The fruit cellar bit in Psycho.
PS Wesley and Shambles, The Vikings is one of my all time favourite films. The music is available by The City of Prague Philharmonic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: number 6
Date: 02 May 06 - 03:52 PM

The Vikings ... one of my favourties also ... thanks for posting it guys.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:05 PM

I need to break down and buy that movie. I saw it back when it was a big deal to see a movie on prime time TV. Does anyone else remember "NBC's Saturday Night at The Movies" ? That's where I saw "The Day The Earth Stood Still", "The Vikings", "Rear Window" "The Frogmen" ect.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:08 PM

Instantly when I saw this thread title, a scene popped into my mind! Then I tried to think if there was something else that exceeded it or even came close, and no such luck.

The scene is from Goonies!, of all movies. And the greatest scene is where the little fat kid has been captured by the bad guys, and he's threatened with death or worse if he doesn't tell everything. They mean about the location of the treasure, of course, but he's not too bright, and is so scared he babbles on about everything he ever did wrong, like sticking bubblegum in a girl's hair, and eating boogers, and all those good things. The "horrible" confessions just keep bubbling out of him! The most threatening of the crooks looks at his brother crook and says, "I'm gettin' ta like this kid!"

Absolutely unforgettable!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: number 6
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:15 PM

One I will mention that is absolutely hilarious (at least to me) is the crucifiction scene in 'The Life of Brian' ..... Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Janie
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:26 PM

"Wait 'til Dark" when the guy is in the house at the end of the movie.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bill D
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:55 PM

"Cool Hand Luke"

eating 50 eggs...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Micca
Date: 02 May 06 - 05:13 PM

There is a perfect little visual shot in Blade Runner when Deckerd(Harrison Ford) is taking a sip of the Vodka and a little thread of blood runs into it from his mouth.
There was an old (1950s/60s?) version of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" where the cop is searching the room and the hand(attached to the arm and body) falls out of the chimney, ALWAYS makes me jump!!!!
The storm at sea scene in "Das Boot" it is the closest I've ever seen on film to what a Real storm at sea is like!!!
Hal singing "Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do"
The sword fight in the rain at the end of "Seven Samurai"


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: John Hardly
Date: 02 May 06 - 05:31 PM

"In "Support Your Local Sheriff" - possibly the best spoof western ever "

Given the obscurity of this movie, I can't believe someone else brought it up! I was just thinking about adding it to this thread (and thinking to myself, "why add another movie that nobody's gonna remember?") when I ran across this mention. Can't believe it.

But I was going to mention it for a different scene. The scene where the bad guy busts into the jailhouse and points his pistol at James Garner (the sheriff) demanding the release of a prisoner in the jail. James Garner calmly leans over and sticks his finger in the end of the pistol's barrel. The outlaw starts complaining, "Hey, you can't DO that! It might backfire and hurt me!". James Garner says, "Well, it ain't gonna do a hell of a lot for my finger neither."

There's a little known movie -- a remake of the story of Silas Marner with Steve Martin as the lead. In this movie there's a scene wherein Martin's character has had a tough emotional setback. Late at night, in the very dim light of the house, Martin sits in a window seat, backlit by the moon, and plays a clawhammer version of...."You take the high road, and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland before you" (whatever that tune is...he plays it instrumentally).

I could relate. I can hardly imagine hard times without an instrument to comfort me.

I like the "I'll Say A Little Prayer For You" scene in "My Best Friend's Wedding".

I love the scene with the young bicyclist tooling around Bloomington Indiana to the soundtrack of Rossini's Overture To The Barber Of Seville.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: autolycus
Date: 02 May 06 - 07:01 PM

Depardieu in the French Cyrano rattling off 20 insults in poetry in the tavern.

   The moment in 12 Angry Men when Lee j. Cobb pulls the photo of his son from his wallet, tears it up, cries, and whispers (no won't give the plot away after 49 years.)

   Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles taking off Dietrich.

   The battle on the ice, from Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky.

Every scene in Lady with the Little Dog (1959) - beautiful.

   A cliched classic,DESERVEDLY, the Odessa steps sequence from Battleship Potemkin.

   Marx Brothers film (which one?) where Harpo eats a whole plate of diced vegetables, one die at a time, at top speed, without a miss.

   Keaton, when a house collapses all round him, but because he was in the doorway, he remains unsxcathed.

   Too many. I'll be back.


   Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 May 06 - 07:15 PM

Several good ones, Ivor. Reminds me of the great scene in Roxanne where Steve Martin rattles off a long string of increasingly funny insults about his nose. The battle on the ice from Alexander Nevsky is another beauty.

Jerry


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From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 May 06 - 07:32 PM

Jenny Agutter's nude swimming scene in "Walkabout"—which I still think is a pretty cool movie even without that scene.

The scene in "Dr. Strangelove" where General Jack D. Ripper talks about the communist conspiracy to pollute "our precious bodily fluids."

The scene in "The Shining" where it is revealed that Jack Nicholson has been typing the same sentence over and over. It's where you realize, without any doubt, that he really is crazy.


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From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:10 PM

In "Support Your Local Sheriff" - Garner notices that the jail bars have not arrives, so marks a line on the floor, then drips some red paint on the floor.

When he brings in the baddie and tells him not to step over the line - the guy laughs and says, "there's no bars - hey, what's that red stuff on the floor?" Garner quietly says "The last guy who stepped over the line" - baddie sits quietly in cell!

"Cool Hand Luke" the Plastic Jesus song just after he sees his dying mother for the last time - done as a slow paced tear jerker!


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From: frogprince
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:30 PM

Also from "Cat Ballou": Lee Marvin stumbling into the wake, blowing out the candles, and singing Happy Birthday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bert
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:50 PM

The scene from Paint Your Wagon where they throw the corpse out of the grave.

In Happy Ever After there were a couple of good ones.

One where they bring on the sway backed horse
and another where David Niven returns in a sports car and drives right under the wire that was stretched out to decapitate him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: khandu
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:11 PM

"God Bless you, Ned...and may we be forever in your debt." (the mountaintop toast in the last scene of "Waking Ned Devine)

"Grandfather?"
"Am I still in this world?"
"Yes, Grandfather"
"Oough...sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't"
(Little Big Man)

"Anything happens, anything at all, your fault, my fault, nobody's fault, I'm gonna blow your head off" Richard Boone speaking to John Wayne and later John Wayne speaking to Richard Boone in "Big Jake".

One of the more fascinating scenes I recall was in "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway". Robert Duval, playing the role of a Cuban barber, shaves Richard Harris. The scene was incredible in how it portrayed the depth of tenderness and care in the friendship between the two characters. Maybe it just triggers some deep something in me, but it evokes tears from me every time I watch it. Wonderful scene from an exceptional movie.

ken


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: number 6
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:21 PM

Khandu ... My sentiments exactly regarding "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" ... the scene where Duvall giving Richard Harris a shave .... very moving, it does bring tears to my eyes.

Thanks for posting that ... indeed an execellent movie. Duvall was at his best as an actor in that movie.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Bert
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:29 PM

Which of the Carry On Movies was it where they took Frankie Howerd's temperature with a daffodil?


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From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 06 - 11:48 PM

"It was you Charley ... I coulda been a contender... "


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From: HuwG
Date: 03 May 06 - 12:51 AM

The Long Riders - the moment when the Jesse James gang make their escape from Northfield, Minnesota. The entire sequence of Jesse Jame's wedding is worth watching for the music.

Highlander - where McLeod cuts off Aman Fasil's head. It's only a few minutes into the film, and up to that moment you think McLeod is going to content himself with something like etching a small "Z" into his opponent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 03 May 06 - 02:02 AM

John Wayne again, and Bruce Dern.

"Big talk for a one-eyed fat man!"

"Fill your hand, you sonofabitch!"

Seamus


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From: Micca
Date: 03 May 06 - 02:34 AM

Bert it was "Carry on Nurse" I think


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From: jaze
Date: 03 May 06 - 02:50 AM

Another scene from The Haunting...When Julie Harris is at the top of the spiral staircase and the attic door flies open and you see... the professor's missing wife! Scared the hell out of me.


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From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 May 06 - 03:00 AM

fish called wanda

Cleese: Right! I should have warned you, I used to box for Oxford
Kevin Cline: Really old boy? I used to kill for the CIA....

also from that film:-

Cleese: I apologise totally unreservedly for the statements that I made. They were entirely without foundation in reality, and had their basis purely in personal spite and malice towards you.....is that good enough....?

from Prick up Your Ears

Julie Walters: those two they have the world at their feet, its one function after another.....


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From: The Shambles
Date: 03 May 06 - 04:28 AM

Which of the Carry On Movies was it where they took Frankie Howerd's temperature with a daffodil?

Perhaps it should have been Carry On Up The Khyber?
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The space station scene in 2001 to the music of the Blue Danube.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Ernest
Date: 03 May 06 - 05:04 AM

"THIS is a knife" - Crocodile Dundee

lots from "one two three" by Billy Wilder

Ahab beating St. Elmos fire in Moby Dick (great choice of actors for the sailors too)

any appearance by Erich von Stroheim in "The grand illusion"

...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: alanabit
Date: 03 May 06 - 08:16 AM

Nigel Davenport's band of renegades shoot dead a group of Arabs in the back in the desert, after one of them has recognised the ID tag, indicates his soldiers are Brits rather than Germans, in "Play Dirty".
"You sure play dirty. What did you do that for?" asks the Michael Caine character.
"I didn't like the tea."


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From: Folkiedave
Date: 03 May 06 - 08:47 AM

"Your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" - Italian Job.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 06 - 09:11 AM

The scene in Thelma and Louise when the policeman has been locked into the trunk of the car, and the car is left in the middle of the desert.

some hours later, along comes a rasta guy on a mountain bike. he stops,and hears the guy yelling that he's a cop, and thumping the inside of the car boot.

The Rasta guy thinks slowly, takes a big drag on his cigarette, and blows the smoke through the hole in the car boot, before casually cycling on..


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: kendall
Date: 03 May 06 - 09:23 AM

Chief Dan George in Little Big Man when he laid down to die and it started to rain. He said, "I was afraid of that"

You have to love that guy.


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From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 06 - 09:25 AM

The Psychiatrist in Harold and Maude:

Uh, tell me, Harold, what do you do for fun? What activity gives you a different sense of enjoyment from the others? Uh, what do you find fulfilling? What gives you that... special satisfaction?
[pause]


Harold: I go to funerals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 May 06 - 09:26 AM

Damn, I can't believe there have been several references to it but no one has gotten the whole thing right. In the movie "Blazing Saddles", it was Alex Karras (Detroit Lions) that knocked out the horse. I loved the farting scene in that movie.

There are so many that I will could go on and on.

The rape scene in "Rob Roy" and the follow up where Jessica Lange walks out into the water troubled me like almost no other scene I had ever watched.

Dustin Hoffman's whole performance in "Rain Man" I could pick a dozen scenes from that movie where every inch of this man's body was acting the role. Amazing performance.

Funny one. Came from a movie that I believe was called "The Stunt Men" with Brian Keith and Burt Reynolds. They are in a bar and a brawl breaks out. At one point Keith gets thrown out through the door. He is sitting next to Reynolds on the ground, and is obviously upset. He mutters something on the order of "that's no way to get thrown out of a bar" and gets up and goes back in the bar. A minute later he comes flying out the window in a shower of broken glass. "Now that's the way to get thrown out of a bar" sez he. I loved it.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 06 - 09:31 AM

"Mama, there's a white man in your bed!" .. from Romuald and Juliette (one of the best movies I've ever seen)

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 May 06 - 10:55 AM

Every scene in 'Vertigo'!

There are a number of fine moments in "The Electric Horseman", speaking of Robert Redford (and Jane Fonda). The best is at the end when she turns to him and says, "Norman, did you ever think it was going to be so difficult to get rid of a pain in the ass
like me?" and he replies, "Ma'am, you have no idea." They are both impossibly beautiful,
Fonda is at her most beautiful ever.

Speaking of Fonda, her frightening scene in "Klute" is to me the greatest thing I have ever seen in the movies.

The second greatest is the redemption scene in "Redbeard".

There is a lovely moment in "Grand Hotel" when Greta Garbo falls in love with John Barrymore.   He turns slightly away from her and she looks at him with inexpressible tenderness, as if he were some kind of glowing object, some implausible salvation. It
is beyond love, it is as if she suddenly became aware of the strange magic of living things.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: clueless don
Date: 03 May 06 - 12:54 PM

Another John Wayne scene, from "The War Wagon", with Kirk Douglas:

Two men come gunning for Wayne and Douglas, Wayne and Douglas both draw and kill them.

Douglas: "Mine hit the ground first."
Wayne: "Mine was taller."


And from "Duck Soup" with the Marx Brothers, I love the scene where someone says "Help is on the way!" and then there are many bits of stock footage of people running (and animals stampeding? it's been awhile since I saw it.)

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 May 06 - 12:57 PM

All of Dianne Wiest's scenes in Parenthood.

But especially the one where she is consoling her young daughter whose husband has left - who tells her: But he told me he loved me. In reply she says with a wonderful restrained sigh - yes they say that - and then they come.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 03 May 06 - 01:01 PM

Of course, there's the eye getting slit open in "The Andalusian Dog," which I'd rather forget. Maybe it wouldn't have the same shock value today...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST, heric
Date: 03 May 06 - 03:37 PM

ooh. That is the quintessential unforgettable. (And the ants coming out of the palm.) The only time I saw that was on a huge screen at a David Bowie concert in the early seventies.

I wonder if it could have lost its impact. A shame to think so. (. . . reminding me of the scene of insect brutality and horror in the suburban lawn, at the opening of Blue Velvet.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Grab
Date: 04 May 06 - 12:16 PM

"Event Horizon" where the kid blows himself out of the airlock.
Nude motorcycling in "Waking Ned".
The first fight scene in "Crouching Tiger".
Any scene at all from "Bagdad Cafe".

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 06 - 07:17 PM

bridgete bardot behind the blanket she was nude I WAS 16


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 May 06 - 07:24 PM

Hands off GUEST!


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,AR282
Date: 04 May 06 - 08:22 PM

>>The Twilight Zone when Shatner opens the curtain on the plane and something has its nose pressed against the window. I shrieked so loud that my father came in and turned off the TV.<<

Never underestimate the power of overacting.

I love the entire ending of 2001, when Bowman is transforming into the New Man.

I like the end of "Phase IV" it was better than the book.

There's a sad scene in "Brazil" where Jonathan Pryce is trying to escape from the Gestapo-like police of the future and a girl tells him he can take this car that's sitting there so Pryce thanks her and jumps in but notices how sad-faced she is so he asks her, "What are doing here?" and she says, "I'm waiting for my daddy." Pryce just nods and continues on his way. If you saw the movie, you know why it's a sad scene.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 May 06 - 05:45 PM

Another favorite of mine is in the Godfather Two. The mother of Micheal and Fredo has died and the two brothers hug - it looks like a reconciliation. But when Micheal looks up he catches the eye of his hit man. As soon as those two look at each other you know that Fredo is a dead man. And not a word is spoken. Just a glance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 05 May 06 - 11:15 PM

The wonderfully choreographed sword fight between Montoya and the Dread Pirate Roberts in Princess Bride. Also the scene where Wesley is describing how he is going to punish the evil Prince.

The scene in North by Northwest where the cropduster is after Cary Grant. Influenced me to learn to fly years later...

Lin


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Amergin
Date: 06 May 06 - 01:46 AM

The scene in A Clockwork Orange, where Malcolm MacDowell is beating the shit out of that guy....I pitcture this scene in my mind everytime I hear that song...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: RangerSteve
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:14 AM

Dianne Weist discovering the topiary world of Edward Scissorhands for the first time. And the last scene, with Edward doing the ice sculptures, which always makes me cry.

From "Cat Ballou" - Kid, your eyes!, (Marvin):What's wrong with 'em?
They're all red and blood shot. (Marvin): You oughta see 'em from my side.

All of the tall-tale scense from "Big Fish".

The chariot race from "Ben Hur".

The scene in "A Chrismas Story" where the kid almost shoots his eye out, as all the adults predicted, then cooks up a story to tell his mother, who falls for it, and the kid stops crying long enough to look directly at the audience with that knowing grin, before going back to crying again.    And later, the Chinese staff at the restaurant manging the Christmas carols (Deck the hars with boughs of harry, fa rararara, rarararah.).


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:45 AM

It would have to be Japanese or maybe Korean restaurant staff doing that. The Chinese have no trouble pronouncing the letter "l", because that sound is common in Chinese language. It's the Japanese who have great difficulty with it.

But it's still a great movie. I like the scene where he meets the psychotic department store Santa.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 May 06 - 10:09 AM

I watched one last night.. the scene where Clark Gable is explaining the art of hitching a ride to Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night. Of course, he tries every trick he knows with no success and laughs hysterically when she asks to try. She pulls up her skirt and wiggles her leg and the next car hits the brakes.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: heric
Date: 06 May 06 - 10:29 AM

I watched Shane for the first time ever last night, Jerry. About five minutes after the Jack Palance/muddy street scene I had to go back because I had become confused as to what happenned. The farmer had pulled his gun on the gunfighter, the Norwegian shouted "no," the farmer paused, gun half drawn for more than a second, less than two, then Jack smiled and blew him away. My my.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 May 06 - 02:41 PM

I like the scene in "It Happened One Night" when they all start singing on the bus "The Man on the Flying Trapeze".

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 May 06 - 08:15 PM

Yeah, Peter: That's another of many great scenes in the movie.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:06 PM

The scene in "Love At First Bite" when Dracula sloooooowly opens the coffin lid (creak...!) and emerges in the middle of the harlem funeral for the black guy who died on vacation in Africa. Cracks me up every time.

I also love the scene where the three gangsta punks try to rob him on the street.

Matter of fact, that whole movie is full of unforgettable scenes, as is "A Fish Called Wanda".


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:32 PM

The "Stuck in the Middle with You" scene in Reservoir Dogs.

Try and get that one out of your head when you hear the song next time. Thanks for ruining that song for me, Tarentino.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:53 PM

How about The Ten Commandments of Love by the Moonglows as Chaz Palmenteri and couple of his cronies brutally club a gang of bikers in a bar in The Bronx Tale? I can't remember a more anachronistic juxtaposition of a song and a scene..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 06 May 06 - 10:44 PM

I have some faves from "Cat Ballou", too. Lee Marvin's "I'll drink to that" scene; also his prep-for-battle set.

From "ET": on the playground when our kid-hero is telling his buddies they've gotta help get the alien to the pickup point so he can live. A kid asks why "they" can't just "beam him up". A how-can-anyone-be-so-dumb-and-still-breathe-in-and-out look and the response: "This is reality, Greg."!!!!!

Hooray for Captain Spalding....                Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 07 May 06 - 03:45 AM

The scene in Silverado where Kevin Costner (sigh) is checking out the saloon for the bad guys and realizes they are sneaking up on him from two different directions. He shrugs, loosens his shoulders, waits until the proper moment, then draws both six-shooters, aims each in the opposite direction, and shoots both the bad guys without even looking. The absolute cocky confidence was wonderful.

And yes, I even liked Water World and The Postman, not to mention several great sexy scenes from Bull Durham!

Lin


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 May 06 - 06:25 AM

The inspired scene near the end of The Graduate when Dustin Hoffman is running to the church to try and stop the wedding, he just runs and runs, and never seems to get any closer to the camera. Then the great shots in the church of him pressed against the glass looking down on the ceremony with the light behind him, and screaming her name, the expressions of hatred on the face of Mrs Robinson, you can see her mouthing obscenities at him but you can't hear what she's saying. Then when he uses a large crucifix to jam the door shut, and they run off, and catch a bus, with her still wearing the wedding dress.
It is just pure drama/entertainment from beginning to end.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Alba
Date: 07 May 06 - 08:03 AM

Two Scenes From the Flim 'Cinema Paradiso'

Salvatore (Toto) returns to his Town after staying away for many Years. His Mother shows him to his old bedroom in the Family Home and opens the door, She steps back smiling and he walks into his Room and travels back in time:)

The final scene of this Film has lived with me for Years.

One of the best exchanges between two characters happens in this Film and it goes like this:)

Alfredo: Living here day by day, you think it's the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave.. a year, two years. When you come back, everything's changed. The thread's broken. What you came to find isn't there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time... many years... before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It's not possible. Right now you're blinder than I am.
Salvatore (Toto): Who said that? Gary Cooper? James Stewart? Henry Fonda? Eh?
Alfredo: No, Toto. Nobody said it. This time it's all me. Life isn't like in the movies. Life... is much harder.

Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 07 May 06 - 01:54 PM

The Wizard of Oz seems to be well represented here.

Perhaps it was the age we were when we first saw it?

The scene where the wicked witch vanished and all was left of her was a pile of cloths - was the cause of many childhood nightmares.

I suspect it would take a lot more to scare today's children.

Wesley S - I thought I had forgotten that wordless scene in Godfather 2 - but your post brought the whole thing back. Great filmaking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 07 May 06 - 02:15 PM

Shambles - that might be a whole other thread - What movies from your childhood scared you sleepless.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 May 06 - 03:30 PM

Scared me ?? When I was very young my parents took me to see "Annie Get Your Gun". When the Indians in The Wild West Show came on I had to be taken out as I thought they would leap from the screen and get me. After that a Laurel and Hardy (Saturday Morning at the ABC) where he dreams his wife to be is coming down a pasage sharpening a knife to slit his throat. After that the Good Old Fruit Cellar in Psycho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: RangerSteve
Date: 07 May 06 - 08:10 PM

She Demons scared the hell out of me as a kid. As an adult, Eraserhead did the same. I still can't look at plucked and dressed quail ("little chickens, just as big as your fist"). And more recently, a lot of scenes from "Seven" If you haven't seen it, don't. It's taken years for me to wipe some of these scenes from my memory.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 07 May 06 - 10:49 PM

I like the scene in Green Card when Georges (Gerard Depardieu (sp?)) plays the piano at a party. He sits for awhile, then suddenly starts banging the keys, then slows down and asks for translation, from the host, to a ballad in french, about saving the trees for the children. Funny scene.

A tear jerker for me was in Project-X with Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt. The scene where they put the old chimpanzee into a test aircraft area, testing to see what happens to pilots after a nuclear explosion. You watch the old chimp start to die. If I remember right the chimp smoked cigarettes and he wanted a smoke. Anyway, very emotional part of the movie for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: number 6
Date: 07 May 06 - 11:43 PM

"The Sheltering Sky" by Bernardo Bertolucci ... the whole movie was an unforgettable scene.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: darkriver
Date: 08 May 06 - 03:30 AM

There's an obscure little (and short--I think maybe a half hour) French film by Chris Marker: La Jetee.

The entire film is told in black and white stills, and narrated.
The memorable scene is when the protagonist sees the woman he loves. The still showing her sleeping face gradually becomes a movie, and you notice her breathing while she sleeps. Doesn't sound like much, but in context, wow!

[La Jetee was later remade as a color film by Alan Resnais--a terrible film, a terrible waste-- called "J'Etaime, j'taime." And it was also the basis of the Terry Gilliam movie, "The 12 Monkeys."]

Doug


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Allen in Oz
Date: 08 May 06 - 03:36 AM

Hooray for Captain Spalding !

And hooray for tannywheeler to

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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 08 May 06 - 04:09 AM

I vaguely, vaguely, vaguely remember La Jetee from eons ago. Very evocative. Wasn't there a mystery to it, or some ambiguity to its ending, or is that just fuzzy memory?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 08 May 06 - 04:10 AM

Uh, 100.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 08 May 06 - 04:44 AM

There have been lots of good scenes that sort of hang in memory, many of which have been mentioned. A couple of movies that I didn't see were "High Noon" (Gary Cooper) and "The Villain" (Kirk Douglas). Neither had just one scene that stood out, but each had several memorable ones.

I'd have to go back to early in the thread to second "Bad Day at Black Rock" as a most unforgettable movie. I saw it first at a fairly young age, and like most I remembered the fight scene. Perhaps I just had a better understanding of "how things were" when I saw it again - perhaps 10 years ago - when it really sank in why Tracy was in Black Rock. I will continue to consider it one of the most memorable movies ever, but for perhaps slightly more mature(?) reasons now.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 08 May 06 - 07:47 AM

There's a new one now. George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck". "Ed Murrow" says, "The terror is in this room". And the close-up at the end of one of "Ed"s broadcasts when the mouth tightens and the eyebrow quivers.
John Henry Faulk (daddy) had a great story: when he was a kid, his mama was a butter-&-egg woman(sold those items to folks further out in the country without chickenyards or dairy cows). One day, she's out in the barnyard doing maintenance work--raking gravel, etc. Daddy and a friend are playing Texas rangers/deputy sherriffs on hoehandle horses with thumb/firstfinger 6shooters, racing around causing a ruckus. They chase a bad guy into the henhouse with appropriate whoops & hollers. A large blacksnake, enjoying the egg bounty in the upper tier of nest boxes, gets curious about all the fuss, raises up head and upper body to look over at the boys. 'Bout then there gets to be a boy-shaped hole in the side of the henhouse, and 2 not-so-big kids are scrambling around in the dust & gravel yelling scared. My grandmother helps them up, brushes them off, digs gravel out of their palms, tut-tuts, and allows as how she thought she was under the protection of the great Texas Rangers(lawmen, not sports team) and Travis County sherriff's posse. "Don't you know a black snake can't hurt you", she asks them. "No, ma'am, Miz Faulk", responds daddy's friend. "but he can scare you so bad, he make you hurt yo'seff." Molly Ivins tells this story almost as good as daddy. If you're ever around her, ask her if she remembers it and will tell it.    Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 08 May 06 - 10:30 AM

How about the bit in the Shawshank Redemption where it slowly dawns on the Warden - just how totally screwed he has been?

I like the ones where justice finally prevails and the bad ones get what they deserve - it only seems to happen in the movies...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 May 06 - 10:50 AM

What Shambles? never on Mudcat? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 May 06 - 10:53 AM

Sorry, meant "Never on Sunday"

Freudian slip there... mumble, mumble...


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 08 May 06 - 02:45 PM

The final scene of Von Stroheim's masterpiece, "Greed," filmed on location in the Mojave desert. Every scene was filmed on location, Von Stroheim being a perfectionist and wanting to be completely faithful to the novel the movie was about; McTeague, by Frank Norris. An unforgettable, haunting final scene in an unforgettable, great movie.

The bar scene in Good Will Hunting where Will show's up the snobbish history grad student who's trying to impress an attractive woman (played by Minnie Driver, who becomes Will's girlfriend) by embarrassing Will's friend.

The toll booth in the desert in Blazing Saddles, and the already mentioned campfire scene. When first shown on tv, the farting noises were deleted, making hat scene incomprehensible.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 May 06 - 03:08 PM

The Two Jakes
"Get on your knees, put your ass in the air and don't move until I say to."

Classy!

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The whole movie "Sin City"

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More from Bladerunner....
"Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?"
Actually, that whole movie too, provided we're talking about the directors cut, and not the crappy thatrical release.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: heric
Date: 08 May 06 - 03:16 PM

I see that Greed was restored and released in September 2000, but it's not available on netflix or amazon (which says "not yet released) . . . bummer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 May 06 - 03:17 PM

Gene Hackman's speech in Wyatt Earp that starts , you think you're the only one who ever lost anything - Life is about loss.

I find that movie with its elegaic touches and beautiful theme music, very consoling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Allen in OZ
Date: 08 May 06 - 11:34 PM

A Woody Allen movie.
Woody Allen is on a couch advising his psychiatrist that his wife is childlike, just simply childlike: she will walk into the bathroom at any time when Woody is having a bath and...sink all his boats !.

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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 09 May 06 - 06:41 AM

From 'Play it Again Sam'.

I wonder in all the years we were married - did she really have a orgasm - or did she fake it that time?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Shambles
Date: 09 May 06 - 08:17 PM

The opening shot in Catch 22. Must be the longest single scene in movie history.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 May 06 - 08:34 AM

Several good unforgettable scenes too in Favorite Comedy Films


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Green Man
Date: 10 May 06 - 09:52 AM

The entrance on the sinking boat at the beginning of Pirates of the Caribean has got to be the coolest entrance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: heric
Date: 10 May 06 - 09:57 AM

The no rules scene in the Sting where Paul Newman kicks Lurch in the nuts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Wesley S
Date: 10 May 06 - 11:15 AM

Heric - Don't you mean "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 06 - 01:12 PM

yeah - I forgot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: jeffp
Date: 10 May 06 - 04:00 PM

The scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where they have stopped a train but are unable to open the new safe. Butch piles a huge amount of dynamite under and around it and lights the fuse. Everybody hides behind the embankment and the entire train car is blown to smithereens. As the money floats down all around, Sundance turns to Butch and deadpans, "Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: MMario
Date: 10 May 06 - 04:02 PM

The parting of the Tomato Soup in 'Bruce Almighty'


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 May 06 - 07:20 AM

Yeah, great trick, but when are you gonna DO something with your powers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Micca
Date: 11 May 06 - 07:58 AM

The opening scene of "Death in Venice" to the accompaniment of Mahlers 5th Symphony, and the death of von Eschenbach(Dirk Bogarde) at the end of the same film !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: Ironmule
Date: 19 May 06 - 01:52 AM

After Katherine Hepburn has helped pick all the leaches off him in "African Queen", Humphrey Bogart has to get back into the leech infested waters if the boat is ever going to get through the swamp.

I have bad memories of a childhood vacation at Leech Lake Minnesota, so that scene is a metaphor for having the courage to face unpleasant tasks that must be done.


Jeff Smith


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Subject: RE: BS: Unforgettable Scenes In Movies
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 19 May 06 - 09:08 PM

ObSongs: In _Paths of Glory_, a bunch of rowdy French soldiers invade a German tavern. They are not polite to the pretty barmaid, and it begins to look nasty. But they stand her up on a table & ask her for a song. She begins to sing "Der Treue Husar", and soon all the soldiers are humming along. I cannot even recollect the scene without crying.

I found out the name of the song because it was on a CD, and I inquired about it on rec.music.folk, and a German looked it up for me. He, too, had heard it in the movie, long before.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: We only of Creation (Oh, luckier bridge and rail!) Abide the twin-damnation -- To fail and know we fail. :||


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