Mental health break question this weekend...
Last night O'Reilly showed his pick for the top 5 movie scenes in history:
So what is your all time favorite movie scene?
The Passion: The scene where Mary lays her cheek on the ground where Jesus' blood has been spilled after the scourging...
O Brother Where Art Thoug: We thought you was a toad...Seek not the treasure.
Princess Bride: The sword fight. "I know something you don't..."
Life is Beautiful: When the tank comes around the corner...Actually, the ENTIRE movie.
Millions...the scene with St. Claire of Assisi
I know I'm forgetting some, but those are the ones that come to mind...Posted by: mk at March 15, 2008 6:27 AM
*looks around sleepily*
My parents just got us up to go hide in the basement from a tornado. I should not be up this early.
Favorite all time movie scene? Hmm...the run across Crematoria in Chronicles of Riddick. Which is also my favorite movie of all time.
There's a lot of ties for second.Posted by: Erin at March 15, 2008 6:28 AM
MK, Life is Beautiful makes me cry SO HARD. OMG, you know what other movie in Italian makes me sob? Pan's Labyrinth.Posted by: Erin at March 15, 2008 6:29 AM
Just about every scene from The Big Chill, particularly the "You Can't Always Get What You Want" funeral scene and the scene where Meg gets so high on way to burial she walks the wrong way.
Ferris Bueller "Danka Shane" scene.
I'll think of more.
When I told my husband last night about going off on Laura this week, he was reminded of 1 of his favorite scenes, when Clark goes on the verbal tirade in Christmas Vacation after his boss gives him a Jelly of the Month bonus instead of $.Posted by: Jill Stanek at March 15, 2008 6:56 AM
Al Pacino in "scent of a woman", towards the end where he defends Chris O'Donnell at the disciplinary hearing.
Clint Eastwood in another dirty harry 70's film, "The Enforcer" where he drives his car through the front of a store and then gets out and shoots the 3 punks holding the store hostage.Posted by: Jasper at March 15, 2008 7:28 AM
My son keeps telling me I have to watch Pan's Labyrinth...I guess it's time...Posted by: mk at March 15, 2008 7:41 AM
I also love this scene from Harold and Maude...oat straw tea, anyone?
Yes. I understand. A lot of people
enjoy being dead. But they are not
dead really. They're just backing
away from life.
(with a twinkle)
They're players - but they sit on
the bench. The game goes on before
them. At any moment they can join
(she jumps up
Reach out! Take a chance! Get
hurt maybe. But play as well as
(she leads a
Go team, go! Give me an "L."
Give me an "I." Give me a "V."
Give me an "E." LIVE!!!!!
(she sits down
by Harold, quietly
Otherwise you'll have nothing to
talk about in the locker room.
The Ten Commandments (1956) - The Exodus scene. "Remember this day when the strong hand of the Lord leads you out of bondage."
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - The last scene with Li Mu Bai. "I would rather be a ghost..."
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - The "Who's going to save you, Junior?!", "I told you... DON'T CALL ME 'JUNIOR'!" scene
A Christmas Story - The Scott Farkas affair.
It's a Wonderful Life - Attaboy, Clarence!Posted by: John Lewandowski at March 15, 2008 8:24 AM
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Darth Vader finally turns back to the good side and saves Luke. It's the culmination of all six movies. Brilliant!
I have a Godfather favorite too. Although Part 3 was not a very good movie - the weakest of the 3, IMO - I loved the final scene. As described in Wikipedia:
"The scene dissolves to a short montage of Michael's memories, the first being a dance with Mary, the second being a dance with his first wife, Apollonia, and the last being a dance with Kay. The film ends in an unspecified year (later cited in a timeline included in The Godfather DVD box set as 1997), showing an aged and broken Michael, seated in the front yard of his Sicilian villa. He slowly puts on a pair of sunglasses, drops an orange from his hand, slumps out of his chair, collapses to the ground, and slowly dies, completely alone. A small dog sniffs around his body and the screen fades to black as Mascagni's "Intermezzo" resolves to a high F major chord."
Also love some "Star Wars" scenes - Part IV (originally Part 1) when Luke comes home and finds his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen have been killed and he knows what he has to do, and Part III, when Obi Wan hands the baby Luke over to Beru and Owen after the Jedi have been defeated. Such a great segue, thirty years later, to part IV! I waited for years to see how they were going to do that!
Also, the final scene in Titanic, where Rose is sleeping in bed, and it pans past the pictures of her throughout her life (showing the freedom that she had after escaping from her oppressive fiance via the Titanic tragedy), and then apparently, to her death, where she is young again and walks into the main hall of the Titanic and all of the people who died on the ship are there to greet her. What a tear jerker!
Oh, and on a happier note, my kids insisted on watching Polar Express just about everyday during the holiday season, so I have the whole thing memorized. I LOVE the scene where the reindeer come out and they are jumping and trying to fly - it's like they are SO excited to do their job! And also when Santa's sleigh takes off, and many of the lines in that movie are great too, such as "sometimes, seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things are the things you CAN'T see..."
I watched The Ten Commandments (the original, with Charlton) last year around holy week (it was on TV), and I noticed how, when the Israelites were mobilizing to get the heck out of Egypt, they were carrying old and handicapped people on stretchers and carts and such. Everyone was worth the time to save, and no one was to be left behind - even the elderly, infirm, etc. This was in sharp contrast to an earlier scene in which the egyptians felt it was ok to just let old people who could no longer work just be crushed under the stones. It showed just so clearly how "radical" the judeo (and later -christian) view of the inherent worth and dignity of every individual was in the ancient world (and continues to be, to some extent). Great, classic!
I could go on, there are many others!
S.Posted by: Anonymous at March 15, 2008 8:52 AM
Jerry Maguire: the "Help me help you" and "Show me the money" scenes
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
Caddyshack: "Be the ball" scenePosted by: Rich at March 15, 2008 9:19 AM
Wow, so many good picks already.
Jasper - right on - "Scent of a Woman." That was one well done movie. And agreed on the Dirty Harry movies. My brothers and I love one scene where Harry gets out his improbably large and long-barreled revolver, and one of the bad guys sees it from across the way, and says to his partner, "That ain't no cop's gun, Frank!"
One that comes to mind for me is in "The Patriot." Mel Gibson, father of quite a few kids, has been neutral in the conflict to this point, though his oldest son, played by Heath Ledger, has volunteered for the rebel Americans against the British in the Revolutionary War.
Heath's a courier, and after getting wounded, comes back home for shelter. The British find him there, and they take him away - I think with the statement that he'll be hanged as a spy. The British squad of soldiers move off with the captured Heath.
Mel realizes he doesn't feel very neutral any more, grabs a bunch of guns and ammunition, takes the next two oldest boys, and they run across country to set up an ambush for the British procession.
He sets the boys in a sheltered firing position, instructs them on shooting, "Aim small, miss small," tells the younger one to fire once then reload for his brother, and goes off to take his own position. The British come and it's a heck of a scene - the "good guys" laying waste to the British, saving Heath Ledger. First part of it is here:
Posted by: Anonymous
at March 15, 2008 9:36 AM
The ending of American History X, actually that WHOLE movie is just amazing. Hard to watch at times...but amazing nonetheless. The ending just leaves you speechless.Posted by: Elizabeth at March 15, 2008 9:55 AM
MK, you are so right about "Life is Beautiful." My wife and one of her sisters and I watched it, and at the end we were mighty wet. There was an old man beside my sister-in-law, totally overcome, and he finally was able to motion toward his eyes. She gave him a Kleenex.
I like the secene in "The Terminator" where Arnold says, "I'll be back," in the police station, and keeps his word.Posted by: Anonymous at March 15, 2008 9:56 AM
Who is Kaiser Soze? The Usual Suspects The awesome film has almost entirely gone by, and then we learn the plot-twisting answer to the question in a movie-montage of previous scenes and clues we've heard and seen. Kick-butt ending.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail The killer bunny rabbit, the Black Knight who won't yield even though his arms and legs have been cut off...
Gosford Park One of my top 5 movies, though it's hard to narrow down to so few. Many, many scenes, pratically the whole movie. The magic of Robert Altman.
Raiders of the Lost Ark The first part of the movie - Indiana Jones racing through and around traps, including that giant rolling stone ball, to grab the idol.
Saving Private Ryan The first part of the movie, the landing at Normandy. Made you feel like you were there. And also at the end, the now-old Ryan with his family in the cemetery, as he remembers the Captain (Tom Hanks) and the other soldiers.
Tom Hanks - sheesh - Castaway had some classics.
And don't even get me started on Forrest Gump
No-longer "anonymous" DougPosted by: Doug at March 15, 2008 9:57 AM
Fatal Attraction. It was a real "edge of your seat" thriller! Passion of The Christ and Titanic.Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 10:00 AM
Hi Doug!Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 10:00 AM
The Shawshank Redemption Another of my top 5.
Morgan Freeman narrates as Tim Robbins crawls through the sewer pipe.
And at the end, where they meet down on the beach where Tim's fixing up an old boat.Posted by: Doug at March 15, 2008 10:18 AM
"Life is Beautiful: When the tank comes around the corner...Actually, the ENTIRE movie."
Couldn't agree more mk! Just watched it with my boyfriend again and loved every second of it.
This isn't a movie but it's a short music video that makes me cry every time I see it:
And Drawing Restraint 9 is possibly the best movie ever made. I love the first "Gratitude" scene and the wedding scene. Here is the trailer:
The best scene? The last scene of Dancer in the Dark.
Ghost where toward the end of the movie she can see him again. Can't help but cry now just thinking about it.
Patton The beginning, George C. Scott (who won an Oscar for the performance but refused to accept it) is in front of the gigantic American flag.
"I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy.
We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're gonna kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose. Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank god for it.
Thirty years from now when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: 'What did you do in the Great World War II?', you won't have to say: 'Well, I shoveled s--t in Louisiana.' All right, now you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel and I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere. That's all."
The French Connection where Gene Hackman chases the bad guy through Brooklyn, tires screeching, in one of the best chase scenes ever.
The Director, William Friedkin, won the Oscar for Best Director, as well he should have.
The triumph of Rocky as he runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.Posted by: Doug at March 15, 2008 10:35 AM
AH! The Shawshank Redemption is amazing!
Let's see, my favorite movie moments...
Moulin Rouge: The scene after Satine tells Christian to go away and that she never loved him. He goes after her and gets beaten up by some body guards so he's sitting in his room and Toulouse comes in to try to comfort him but Christian just yells, "GO AWAY!"
Also from Moulin Rouge: The Can-Can scene...it's so colorful and vibrant! I also really like "Sparkling Diamonds" too, v. classy.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The French Taunting scene, "Bring out your dead...", Castle Anthrax...okay, that whole movie. :D
Syriana: The last scene where Prince Nasir gets assassinated and Bob is there trying to warn/save him.
The South Park Movie: The La Resistance melody.
Fight Club: The scene where the main character shoots himself in the face to get rid of Tyler Durden and then he and Marla Singer watch the city blow up to the tune of the Pixies' "Where is My Mind".
Clerks II: The Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars scene. 'nuff said.Posted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 10:39 AM
Drawing Restraint 9 best movie.
Best scene second to last scene in Dancer in the Dark.
Best music video that always makes me cry.
My favorite is the scene in RE-ANIMATOR when Barbara Crampton gets strapped naked to an operating table and molested by a zombie without a head.Posted by: SoMG at March 15, 2008 10:44 AM
Ohhh sorry for the multiple posts... The site wasn't posting them at first.Posted by: Jess at March 15, 2008 10:55 AM
"The South Park Movie: The La Resistance melody."
LOVE South Park movie, Rae...Posted by: Bobby Bambino at March 15, 2008 11:04 AM
@Bobby: Really? I never would have pegged you as a South Park fan. Have you seen the "Make Love Not Warcraft" episode?Posted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 11:07 AM
Life is Beautiful -- awesome movie!
Monty Python Holy Grail -- the troll at the bridge
Monty Python Life of Brian -- crucifixtion scene where a guy and his wife and more claim to be Brian
Groundhog Day --- where Phil punches the insurance sales guy
Posted by: Brian
at March 15, 2008 11:30 AM
Wow...A ton of movie greats!!!
My favorite line, though, comes from Titanic...
"God himself couldn't sink this ship".
What happened, spoke volumes!
My favorite move in whole, was "Forrest Gump"...it's one of the only movies I can watch over and over again.
My favorite "unexptected" great, was "The Ringer", with Johnny Knoxville and Special Olymics athletes.Posted by: JLM at March 15, 2008 11:36 AM
There are SO many good movies...this post is reminding me of so many classics.
You know "Blame Canada" from the South Park movie was nominated for an Academy Award?Posted by: Erin at March 15, 2008 11:46 AM
@Erin: I did know that, I remember watching Robin Williams perform it at the Oscars. :)Posted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 11:57 AM
Ha! Rae, I didn't know that he'd performed. I had to google that and watch it!Posted by: Erin at March 15, 2008 12:03 PM
Misery was good.Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 12:11 PM
The Shawshank Redemption Another of my top 5.
Morgan Freeman narrates as Tim Robbins crawls through the sewer pipe.
And at the end, where they meet down on the beach where Tim's fixing up an old boat.
Posted by: Doug at March 15, 2008 10:18 AM******************************************************************************************************** Doug, did you know that that movie was filmed in the old Mansfield prison?Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 12:15 PM
So were parts of Tango and Cash and Airforce 1.Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 12:17 PM
Wait, not sure about Airforce 1. Doug, around Halloween they give tours in Old Mansfield. Some say it's haunted. It looks creepy. It was built in 1844.Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 12:19 PM
Ohio Tourism Partners
Popular Overnight Ghost Hunts Resume at Historic Ohio Prison
CONTACT: Amy Weirick, (614) 848-8380, amy@WeirickCommunications.com
Oct. 18, 2005
MANSFIELD, Ohio - The famous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, owned by the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, has announced the 2006 dates for the prison's wildly popular overnight Ghost Hunts®. Featured on the nationally televised "Ghosthunters" program on the SciFi Channel, these unusual overnight experiences are a hit with anyone interested in paranormal activity or just a truly unusual travel getaway.
"These Ghost Hunts are a great compliment to the many one-of-a-kind experiences Mansfield and Richland County offer visitors, whether they're visiting an indoor waterpark, the Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Historical Drama or taking in world-class auto and motorcycle racing at Mid Ohio Race Course," said Mansfield & Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau president Lee Tasseff.
The Ghost Hunts have grown dramatically in popularity, with all of the proceeds going directly into restoring the incredible architecture of this important historical structure. In fact, the demand for access to the Ghost Hunts® has been so great that some Saturday dates have been added in 2005, with each Hunt being limited to 100 participants. 2006 dates include:
Sat., April 8
Sat., April 22
Fri., May 5
Sat., May 20
Fri., June 2
Sat., June 24
Fri., July 7
Sat., July 22
Fri., Aug. 4
Sat., Aug. 19
Sat., Sept. 2
Sat., Sept. 16
Sat., Nov. 4
Sat., Nov. 18
During the Ghost Hunts, volunteer tour guides circulate through the prison to answer questions and outline its history. Participants are also free to explore the prison on their own. However, the prison is not lighted and participants are encouraged to bring flashlights.
Built in 1886, Ohio State Reformatory served for 94 years as a working prison, housing more than 154,000 prisoners. Ohio State Reformatory has been the setting for major motion pictures, including Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and Tango and Cash. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the prison boasts the world's largest free-standing steel cell block. Some say former inmates still walk the halls of the Ohio State Reformatory.
The cost of the Ghost Hunts is $50 per person and includes a late-night dinner of pizza and soft drinks. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. In addition to Ghost Hunts®, public tours are offered each Sunday, May through November. More information, including the dates for the 2004 Ghost Hunts and a journal from past Ghost Hunts, is available at www.mansfieldtourism.com or www.mrps.org or by calling toll free, (800) 642-8282.
Ghost Hunt® Recovery packages are offered by area hotels as the perfect remedy after a night of chasing ghosts, with some packages including Jacuzzis, pools, late check out and breakfast.
Posted by: heather
at March 15, 2008 12:31 PM
Doug, I know you didn't ask, but just in case you're interested. From one Buckeye to another;]Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 12:33 PM
Some of my favs: Frankenstein(the original),Goodfellas,Elf,Born on the Fourth of July and Silence of the Lambs. I also love all the Star Wars movies(except Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones).Posted by: Carrie at March 15, 2008 12:33 PM
S. and Bobby: Great Star Wars scenes. My favorite Star Wars scene is the fight at the end of Revenge of the Sith. I love Obi-Wan's parting words to Anakin.Posted by: Carrie at March 15, 2008 12:43 PM
Goodfellas is a GREAT movie!Posted by: Elizabeth at March 15, 2008 12:45 PM
@Carrie: Speaking of Frankenstein, I totally forgot to put down "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles"!
Viva La Mel Brooks! :DPosted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 12:47 PM
The end of Dirty Dancing...OH..and the part when she goes to the place where they're all dancing crazy for the first time..when she helps the guy carry the watermelon. Patrick Swayze goes up to her and does the "come here" with his finger and he shows her a dance move for the first time...I die just thinking about it! OH how I fall in love with Patrick Swayze every time I see that movie.Posted by: Elizabeth at March 15, 2008 12:49 PM
Rae, I LOVE moulin rouge...for a long time...I played the soundtrack over and over. That was ALL I listened to.Posted by: Elizabeth at March 15, 2008 12:51 PM
@Heather: Have you seen those DirectTV commercials that use "Misery" in them?
"But that would be painful..."Posted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 12:57 PM
Sorry, went to take a shower. Rae, lol! yes. Misery is resurrected! lol! Remember, "You killed my Misery, you dirty bird."Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 1:14 PM
The part in "Magnolia" where Tom Cruise cries. It makes me love everybody, because I really hated that character and it even made me love him.
The end of "The Life Aquatic," where Bill Murray says, "I wonder if he remembers me?" It was like a switch from "laughter" to "tears" for me, and I never saw it coming. I despise feeling emotionally manipulated, but that line was so understated and so unexpected.Posted by: Alexandra at March 15, 2008 1:16 PM
@Heather: No worries. I haven't seen the movie in its entirety yet. However I read the novel several years ago...Posted by: Rae at March 15, 2008 1:17 PM
The Matrix, at the end where Keanu Reeves gets up after being shot and realizes he is the One....Posted by: Jasper at March 15, 2008 2:02 PM
1. I'm a Mom.
2. I don't get out much.
3. See disclaimer #1 as to why I don't get out much.
Cars- Everything Mater says
Finding Nemo- Everything Dory says
Shrek-Everything Donkey says
Toy Story-"You are a sad, sick little man. You have my pity."
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe-When Aslan is resurrected.
Elf-The escalator scene
Napoleon Dynamite-The Dance Scene, The Tether Ball Scene, Vote for Pedro!
My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding-The first date scene on the bridge as she describes her family. "Big, Fat Greek eaters who breed." Her Dad and Windex.
You are way too cute!!!
I loved My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, too!!!Posted by: JLM at March 15, 2008 3:00 PM
"@Bobby: Really? I never would have pegged you as a South Park fan. Have you seen the "Make Love Not Warcraft" episode?"
I've only seen the movie. Never got into the show.Posted by: Bobby Bambino at March 15, 2008 3:34 PM
Ok. SO many!
Sans question, number 1:
O Brother Where Art Thou
Delmar: We... thought... you... was... a toad!!!
Pete: Do... not... seek... the treasure!!
The Princess Bride:
Inigo: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we'll all be dead!
Vizzini: No more rhymes, now I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Natalie: Hello, David. I mean "sir". Sh*t, I can't believe I've just said that. And now I've gone and said "sh*t" - twice. I'm so sorry, sir.
Prime Minister David: It's fine, it's fine. You could've said "f*ck", and then we'd have been in real trouble.
Natalie: Thank you, sir. I did have an awful premonition that I was gonna f*ck up on the first day. Oh, piss it!
Braveheart: I love you. I always have. I want to marry you. (except it's all Scots sounding and just entirely all too grrrrrr...)
I'm sure there are more. I'll think of some and get back to you. I was trying to think of a good moment from Rocky Horror Picture Show but... how can you only pick one moment?Posted by: Leah at March 15, 2008 4:07 PM
Put ze candle back...BEST MOVIE EVER!
Best all time kids movie??? Ice age. "She completchsh you..."Posted by: mk at March 15, 2008 4:46 PM
"I will not eat cat poop!" Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyPosted by: zeke13:19 at March 15, 2008 7:06 PM
The whole movie...I cannot just pick one scene...it's too freaking funny.
Oh, and Dodgeball. The scene where he's throwing wrenches at them so they learn how to get out of the way of the ball. Funniest.thing.ever.Posted by: Elizabeth at March 15, 2008 7:15 PM
I have a lot... movies are fun.
It's a Wonderful Life: George Bailey running down the center of town, yelling "Merry Christmas".
Godfather, Part 1: Michael settling all the scores.
Matrix Reloaded: Rescuing the Keymaker & highway chase scene
A League of Their Own: Conflicting baseball signals
Christmas Vacation: On the highway, "Eat my rubber."
Field of Dreams: "Wanna have a catch?"
Jurassic Park: T-Rex, initial attack
Psycho: Murder in the shower
Planet of the Apes: Statue of Liberty
Rocky I: Rocky vs. Apollo I
Lord of the Rings: Sam carries Frodo the final steps.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Opening sequence
2001, A Space Odyssey: Spaceship docks to the music of Strauss
Office Space: Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.
Schindler's List: "I could have got more."
E.T.: "I'll... be... right... here."
Rudy: Rudy plays at the end of the game.
Good Will Hunting: Robin Williams monologue in the Park
...phew... ok, that's enough for now.Posted by: Alex at March 15, 2008 8:14 PM
That's gonna leave a mark!
WHAT'D YOU DOOOOO?
Fat guy in a little coat!
Lot's of people go to college for 7 years...
I know. Theyre' called doctors.
Blues Brothers scene when they go to see the "Penguin"Posted by: truthseeker at March 15, 2008 9:15 PM
This is an unreally great thread.
ALEX - oh yeah. Field of Dreams: "Wanna have a catch?" Thank you! Feels good to remember that one.
All-around awesome picks by you.
DougPosted by: Doug at March 15, 2008 9:16 PM
TESTING...Posted by: mk at March 15, 2008 9:59 PM
We just upgraded to a new version of MT - this comments is a test.Posted by: tim at March 15, 2008 10:14 PM
Oh Ok, that's what was going on, I was about to email Jill....Posted by: Jasper at March 15, 2008 10:18 PM
How about "The Towering Inferno"? Incredible movie. Full of plots and subplots, lots of suspense and action. Quite a blockbuster for its era (mid 1970's).
Also "Ruthless People". Danny Devito and his mistress plot to kill his wife Bette Midler, the mistress and her boyfriend plot to kill Danny DeVito, and it just goes from there. Plots, subplots, counterplots, and two cops who are oblivious to it all, just trying to solve Bette Midler's kidnapping by two of Devito's employees.
ALEX, how could I have forgotten about OFFICE SPACE?? My absolute favorite!!!!!!!Posted by: heather at March 15, 2008 11:47 PM
Glad to see there are other Monty Python fans out there. My favorite, from Holy Grail, is the scene with the peasants, when the lady tells King Arthur, "Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive authority derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." For a long time it was my signature in emails.
Also a fan of The Princess Bride. What's not to like? My favorite scene: Vizzini and the Man in Black, to the death.
Shawshank Redemption is an addictive movie. If it's on, I can't help but watch. Favorite scene: Red carving his name next to Brooks Hatlen's in the apartment before going to join Andy.
Finally, my newest one, Bella: the scene when Jose finally reveals what happened on the way to the contract signing. I don't know that it would have hit me that way if I weren't a parent. But I am, and I couldn't stop sobbing.Posted by: Michael at March 16, 2008 1:05 AM
Damn I look goodPosted by: In Green at March 16, 2008 2:23 AM
Troubled young sailor whose father was murdered, whose mother had him in prison, who was abused by his foster mother, seeks help from a psychiatrist (Denzel Washington).
Near the end of the movie, he goes back to Ohio to seek his family, and I believe an uncle takes him to meet his biological mother. She's had/has drug problems and isn't very responsive or loving, and it's a tough scene.
And then.... They go to another house, filled with other uncles, aunts, cousins, etc., all smiling and hugging and embracing him, meeting him for the first time. Wonderful. If you've seen it you gotta know what I mean.Posted by: Doug at March 16, 2008 9:28 AM
The end of Richard Linklater's Before Sunset.Posted by: Jacqueline at March 16, 2008 12:42 PM
Antwone Fisher made me cry so bad. That was a GREAT movie.
Oh this made me think of another one..."Men of Honor" with Cuba Gooding Jr. when they're making him walk in the really heavy diver suit at the end of the movie to make him prove that he can still be a diver. He got paralyzed before this and was doing physical therapy to walk again...and when he walks across the courtroom in the suit, you just can't help but tear up. A-MAZING. If you haven't seen it..see it!Posted by: Elizabeth at March 16, 2008 2:53 PM
Do you know when Bella comes out on DVD?Posted by: Elizabeth at March 16, 2008 3:02 PM
Bella's website doesn't give a release date. However, according to amazon.com, Bella will be released on May 6. I think I might use it for either Mother's Day or Anniversary gift a few days later.Posted by: Michael at March 16, 2008 3:36 PM
In the Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye says that two men in the village who are stating opposite views are "both right". Another villager objects, saying "they can't both be right". To which Tevye replies "And you are right also".Posted by: Doyle at March 16, 2008 5:39 PM
my favorite movie scene is from Star Wars when Luke says he is not afraid, and Yoda says, "You will be. You will be."Posted by: hippie at March 16, 2008 6:33 PM
Elizabeth, yeah - Men of Honor, for sure, and I've always loved De Niro as well. That movie, as Antwone Fisher, was based on a true story, and the Navy diver went on for an improbably long and full career.
Doyle - very perceptive post.
Hippie, Star Wars is a classic story with many of the usual elements. Then the sequels came, and Natalie Portman.
Whoa, like a modern-day Audrey Hepburn....Posted by: Doug at March 16, 2008 7:40 PM
My personal pick is the BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice" followed closely by "Gone with the Wind."
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