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Do you have a favorite movie scene?

Asked by ubersiren (15208points) June 26th, 2009

I really love the scene in Kill Bill Vol.1 Where B finally squares off with Oren. It’s a moonlit little snow covered Asian garden. The feel of this scene, the sound of the water fountain, the photography, Lucy Liu’s dress- it blow me away every time. I’m not in any way a film expert, so this is my raw opinion.

Also the T-Rex scene in Jurassic Park.

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Tink's avatar

This might sound cheesy but I love the baseball scene in Twilight. They were hot!

applesaucemanny's avatar

ooh I love the scene in kund fu panda when that one leopard or whatever it is was fighting the panda at the end

ElPistolero's avatar

“Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?” -Han Solo

Hands down, favorite movie scene/quote of all time.

applesaucemanny's avatar

@ElPistolero oh yeah I forgot about star wars, I love the scene when Darth Vader tells luke “No! I am your father!”

DeanV's avatar

I’ve always been a fan of this scene in Super Troopers.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

It’s a toss up between Roy Batty’s (Rutger Hauer) death scene in Blade Runner and Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes) unveiling his naked body in Red Dragon.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

At about the first ten minutes into the movie Leningrad Cowboys Go America, where the band are all heading back to the farm on their tractors across the frosty fields, and the fields are tilled, but there is a turquoise sheen to the surface of the furrows. Very interesting contrast to the grey sky and black dirt. One of the best color contrasts I’ve ever seen in a movie.

DeanV's avatar

Right, the beginning of Saving Private Ryan, although it is gory, it one of the best war scenes I’ve ever seen. Just the special effects, the acting… It all worked.

Ansible1's avatar

From ‘The Crow’ – when eric draven as the crow says: it can’t rain all the time

Jack79's avatar

Funnily enough my favourite scene of all times also comes from Tarantino. It’s the last few seconds of “Four Rooms” when you expect the tension to build up and the chiches to happen (I am not giving details so as not to spoil it for you), and instead the movie is suddenly over, the credits are showing, and you’re left with a shocked smile on your face, still trying to figure out what happened.

DrBill's avatar

“he shot my hair…”

the ‘burbs
“Pizza dude”

The Stooges
“we didn’t need mashed potatoes anyway”

Christmas vacation
“I’m putting in a pool”
“You know Clark, I can’t swim…”
“I know that Eddy”

rooeytoo's avatar

I love the end of Whalerider when the little girl does what none of the men could do and is therefore destined to become the leader of their mob.

chelseababyy's avatar

This right here

And please, do it justice by watching the whole thing. It’s worth your time. I promise.

filmfann's avatar

I love movies, so this is tough.
The Best Years of Our Lives, when Fredrick March comes home, and they wait in the hall for his wife to discover him.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indy and Marian are tied to the light post, flames are surrounding them from the opened Ark, and they are screaming.
The final shootout between Blondie, Tuco, and Angel Eyes in the Good The Bad and The Ugly.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Has anyone seen the scene in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon where Michelle Yeo and Zhang Ziyi have that fight in the courtyard and Michelle Yeo is using all the varied weapons?

One of my favourite fighting scenes ever.

dalepetrie's avatar

@ubersiren – It’s funny, I read your question, and the first thing I thought was a Tarantino scene, just not the one you mentioned (albeit great). I love the scene in Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Blonde cuts off Marvins ear then douses him with gasoline, while dancing to “Stuck in the Middle”.

SirBailey's avatar

The scene at the tollbooth when Michael gets shot in “The Godfather”.

Also the sex scene in “Team America”.

ubersiren's avatar

@dalepetrie : That’s a great one too. So creepy and cool.

@Saturated_Brain: YES!

@chelseababyy: That whole movie is great.

knitfroggy's avatar

Rocky Horror Picture Show-the Sweet Transvestite scene is my all time favorite movie scene. I could watch it over and over and I have When Tim Curry walks up on the stage and throws open his cape, I just love it!

Shegrin's avatar

In Basquiat, the scene where Benny and JMB are walking to the park to shoot hoops. They get there and sink a few before the end of the scene. It’s actually the dialogue that kills me in this scene.
I also love the final scene in The Lovers of the Arctic Circle. So tragic.

filmfann's avatar

@SirBailey That’s Sonny getting shot at the tollbooth. Michael is in Italy.

We already have a lot of Tarantino moments, but I love the one in Pulp Fiction, where Bruce Willis escapes from Zed, then begins going through the possible weapons he can use to help Marcelles. Baseball bat, Chainsaw, then the Samurai Sword. The look on Willis’ face when he sees the sword is perfect.

irocktheworld's avatar

@Tink1113 Omigosh!! I love that scene too! I also like the part when Jacob and bella are walking in the beach! Ohh and I love it when Bella sees edward’s place and gets on his back and starts jumping towards the trees! =)
PS.Jabob is hot!

SirBailey's avatar

@filmfann, You’re RIGHT!! Good catch. Great scene.

casheroo's avatar

@dverhey We’re like tv/movie twins. Seriously. lol

I just watched Forest Gump, and a scene that always sticks with me in the one when Jenny stands on the ledge. I was young when I first watched that movie, but the emotions from that scene really move me.

gailcalled's avatar

The last scene in Some Like it Hot, where Joe E. Brown (Osgood) proposes to Jack Lemmon (Daphne),who’s in drag and wearing size 14 heels.

“If there is a candidate for the funniest closing line in cinema history, it must surely be Osgood’s declaration ”......’. .......!” at the end of Billy Wilder’s spoof on sexual role playing, Some Like It Hot. Utterly unshakeable in his love for Daphne and trusting of his passionate instincts, Osgood overlooks all, including gender.”


aprilsimnel's avatar

From Singin’ in the Rain:

Lina Lamont, a silent film beauty, is conniving to keep her imagined rival Kathy Selden from becoming a star in the new talking pictures. She’s also hoping to break up the new relationship between Kathy and Don Lockwood, the biggest star of the Monumental Pictures lot. Lina blackmails the studio boss into keeping Kathy’s name out of the credits and forces the boss into making Kathy do all her voiceovers in any new pictures. Lina has a horrible speaking voice. Lina, unfortunately, also believes any and all articles written about her. My favourite line comes right after the studio boss tries to bring Lina back to reality:

“You’d take her career away! People don’t do that!”

”‘PEE-ple’!? I ain’t ‘peeple’! I am… (picks up newspaper, reads) “a shimmering, glowing star on the cinema firma-MENT”. It says so. Right there.”

ubersiren's avatar

@SirBailey : Team America… omg… hilarity.

jazzjeppe's avatar

A couple:

“Shine” – The Flight of the Bumblebee scene
“Lord of the Rings” – When the elves come to Helms Deep
“Kung Fu Hustle” – Pretty much every scene :)
“Shaun of the Dead”: – Throwing vinyl records at zombie
“Braindead”: – I kick ass for the Lord!
“Forest Gump”: – Forest meets his son
“Silence of the lambs”: – SWAT team running in the big hall and one of the police officers is hanging from the cage in an angel-like shape”
“Hot Shots”: – Charlie and Martin Sheen on the river: “I loved you in Wall Street!” (or something like that)
“Almost Famous”: – The “Tiny Dancer” singing in the bus
“Hero”: – The fight at the lake
“Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”: – The fight in the treetops

To name a few…

dalepetrie's avatar

Re Team America, I think my favorite part was the song about Michael Bay. Something like “Pearl Harbor Sucked and I Miss You.”

gailcalled's avatar

For another classic; check out the party scene in All About Eve;

Bette Davis starts it off with, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

This movie launched also Marilyn Monroe’s career.

chelseababyy's avatar

@ubersiren Right! It’s perfection <3

casheroo's avatar

@gailcalled I was obsessed with that movie when I was a teen. I think I’ll watch it tonight!

ubersiren's avatar

@jazzjeppe : Shine! That is one of the best scenes of all time. I freaking love it.

zarnold's avatar

I love that part in Dr. Strangelove when the general Ripper turns to Mandrake and says something like, “come over here, the red coats are coming!”

either that or when he tries to collect call the white house, and colonel bat guano just stares at him

FZglass's avatar

When Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson go partying around Tokyo in Lost in Translation and at the end, on the cab ride back to the hotel, My Bloody Valentine starts playing.
Wish I went with them. =)

MacBean's avatar

When Amélie flings open the door and Nino is standing there.

Gundark's avatar

@jazzjeppe ”“Hero”: – The fight at the lake”—Yes, I agree. I love that scene.

I don’t know if I have a favorite. There are a lot of scenes I like, from a lot of movies. Here are a few that come to mind:

The scene in “Dr. Strangelove” where the general is describing how the U.S. Air Force boys can fly in low and undetected to drop their bomb; he gets all excited about it, and then you see the great face he make when he realizes the implications.

The scene at the beginning of “Buckaroo Banzai” where they are prepping the rocket car for takeoff. Great imagery, and some subtle and not-so-subtle jokes thrown in.

The fight scenes in “The Matrix”—almost all of them. The one in the building lobby and the sparring scene between Neo and Morpheus particularly stand out.

There are a lot of good scenes in “The Seven Samurai”.

I could go on and on . . .

Jack_Haas's avatar

Pretty much every scene from True Romance (Tarantino, naturally).

chelseababyy's avatar

@Jack_Haas Then you liked my link ^^?

mattbrowne's avatar

The floating feather in Forrest Gump.

Jack_Haas's avatar

@chelseababyy I didn’t see it, sorry, I browsed through the whole thread but didn’t see any obvious reference to this cult classic, I was a bit disappointed. You have great taste! One of the coolest movies ever, if not the coolest.

chelseababyy's avatar

@Jack_Haas It’s pretty much my favorite movie ever. But then again ALL of my favorite movies, okay maybe with the exception of three, are Tarantino’s works.

How about in Death Proof when Stuntman Mike finally meets his match, or should I say matches..

And what about that badass scene in Kill Bill when The Black Mamba and Gogo go at it?

And who can forget the Like A Virgin conversation in Reservoir Dogs!?

And last, let’s give a big thanks to Pulp Fiction for giving us such great conversation.. And about what….!? Oh that’s right.. Hamburgers

dalepetrie's avatar

mmmm, Royale with cheese

intro24's avatar

Off the top of my head I absolutely love the end scene in The Pursuit of Happiness when Will Smith’s character gets the job.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I have so many favorites that I couldn’t ever list all of them here. These are selections that come to mind right away:

The Abyss – when the water tentacle comes out of the moon pool and investigates the occupants of the undersea drilling platform

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – at the end of the movie in the glass elevator:

Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he he always wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.

The Breakfast Club – everyone sitting together revealing why they received detention and baring their souls to each other

Remember the Titans – when Denzel Washington gives the team an inspirational speech, after they finish their run, on the former grounds of where the Battle of Gettysburg was fought

Running on Empty – the scene in the restaurant between Christine Lahti and Steven Hill (portraying her father). One of the best acted movie scenes ever.

Brian’s Song (1971) – all the hospital scenes with Billy Dee Williams and James Caan

And the Band Played On – although not a scene, per se, the movie ended with a very heart wrenching picture montage of famous celebrities who have died of AIDS over the years. This montage is perfectly accompanied by “The Last Song” by Elton John.

To Kill A Mockingbird – every scene in the entire movie

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – the scenes at Devil’s Tower, Wyoming where the mother ship descends on the landing area and then they communicate with it using the synthesizer and the now famous 5 different musical tones

Jaws – where Roy Scheider sees the shark for the first time and says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

chelseababyy's avatar

@Bluefreedom I like the dancing scene in Breakfast Club better. But then again I also like the scene where they’re all in the hallway trying to get back to the lib, and when Bender is under the table staring at Claire’s panties :]

Bluefreedom's avatar

@chelseababyy. The Breakfast Club has lots of great scenes no doubt and it has some very good dialogue too. Back in my high school days, a best friend and I saw the movie so many times that we could quote a significant portion of the funny lines from the movie from memory.

chelseababyy's avatar

@Bluefreedom I’m pretty sure I could quote a good percent of the movie.

Tink's avatar

I just watched Tenatious D, and I love the part where Kane gives JB the guitar

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@dverhey your link wasn’t working for me, but my favourite part of that movie was when the guy was like “right meow?”. i’ve only seen the movie once, quite a number of years ago, but i still think about that scene all the time.

-garden state
the quarry scene – especially the part where he’s like “good luck exploring the infinite abyss”. that’s the start of when i get the chills from the overwhelming awesome

-crazy in alabama (up to the 1:41 mark)

-the science of sleep
along with every other scene in that movie. this one always makes me want to cry though.
stephane: dad, this is not duke ellington. but duck ellington. this is a dream.
dad: que?
stephane: i’m sorry dad, but you’re dead! you’ve lost the battle to cancer. oh, i cried so hard. i could feel my tears forming into rivers under my eyes. in dreams, emotions are overwhelming.

DeanV's avatar

@tiffyandthewall Ah, yeah. That’s what the link was to. It’s a great movie.

calvinette's avatar

Casablanca—the part when the Nazis come in to Rick’s and try to showboat by making the band play the German national anthem, and then the crowd drowns them out with the French national anthem, and soon the sad, boozy French lady at the bar is crying. Goosebumps every time.

Sense and Sensibility—the end, when Mr. Farrows (Hugh Grant) comes to see Miss Dashwood (Emma Thompson), and she is still under the impression that he’s gotten married to Lucy Steele and the scene is so utterly quiet and heartbreaking, and she’s being so polite and wishing him happiness and he corrects her by saying, “you must mean my brother.” And she says “So you’re… you’re not married.” And he says no, and then she makes that noise that escapes just before she can cover her mouth with her apron… it’s like laughing and crying at the same time, and it’s pure sentimental joy every time.

So many more but those are my stand-outs.

CaseyWVU10's avatar

Probably the scene in Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley version) when Mr. Darcy helps Elizabeth into the carriage. There is so much sexual tension in this scene, its fantastic. Plus, the part when he is walking across the field in the end is great.

peridot's avatar

At the beginning of “Princess Bride”, where Westley takes down the pitcher and hands it to Buttercup while whispering “As you wish”. AGH! I melt every time… Cary Elwes totally sold it!

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