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What was your favorite moment of a film or book?

Asked by MetroGnome217 (311points) April 1st, 2010

Whether it be the death of Dumbledore or the shocking ending of Lucky Number Slevin, Literature and film have a large effect on their audience. What was your favorite moment of a film or book?

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TexasDude's avatar

Book: When Winston writes “Down with Big Brother” or when Sam kisses Charlie.

Film: When Susie finds the other girls in heaven and This Mortal Coil’s Song to the Siren plays.

crystalvegan's avatar

My favorite part in a movie, is definitely the cemetery scene in Steel Magnolias. Such great acting to be able to pull off a breakdown and then start laughing right after.

Also, I was in this play in high school so I have a sentimental attachment to it.

filmfann's avatar

A different Harry Potter death:
When his owl was killed, at the beginning of the 7th book, i was shocked. His owl hadn’t done anything wrong, except nip fingers, through the entire series. It made me realize that anything could happen in this book. Anyone could die.
In the movies, it is the arrival home of Homer and Al in The Best Years of Our Lives. Gets me weeping like a child every time.

mrrich724's avatar

In Grandma’s Boy: When JP goes, “Adios Turd Nuggets”

In The Hangover: When Zach lifts up the old condom and says, “What’s this, a snakeskin”

In Taken: When Liam Neesen kills the person who runs the abduction business”

In Running Scared: When Vera Farmiga gets the kid from the abductors’ house and kills them.

In The Goonies: When they find the Treasure Ship.

Way too many to list here, my brain’s gonna explode.

holden's avatar

The shirt-ripping scene after the 500 yard crawl through sewer pipes in The Shawshank Redemption. Or, the scene in a much lesser known Irish film called The Magdalene Sisters, when two of the inmates are escaping the laundry, and one of them fights off the pursuing nuns with a candelabra. (you really just have to see it.)

Rarebear's avatar

The scene in Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension when Buckaroo is doing brain surgery and says,

“You can check your anatomy all you want, and even though there may be normal variation, when it comes right down to it, this far inside the head it all looks the same. No, no, no, don’t tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to.”

Ludy's avatar

Titanic: When they show all Rose’s pictures and then she dies, and then she joins all the crew of the Titanic and Jack.Could not stop crying!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

In the movie, “Ran”, a wicked princess wears the guise of benevolence and servitude to her in-laws and observers but when she suspects no one is watching, she smooshes a bug under her fist that has fallen to the floor, floundering.

pearls's avatar

In Officer and a Gentleman when Richard Gere comes walking in the factory in his dress uniform. That was a sexy scene.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

The part in a fistful of dollars where they kept on shooting at Clint Eastwood, but he gets back up every time

Trillian's avatar

Ripley: “Get away from her, you BITCH!

NicoleSochacki's avatar

Film: In Ros and Guil are Dead when they place Questions Tennis.
Film: The bridge scene in Waking Life with Speed Levitch…and the ukelele scene.
Novel: The ending of Anthem when Equality (Prometheus) and Gaea (Liberty) discover the abandoned house full of books.

john65pennington's avatar

“Frankly, my dear, i don’t give a damn”. Book and movie of Gone With The Wind.

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