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    What are everyone’s favorite movie scenes?

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    Off the top of my head --

    The first act scene in La Dolce Vita where Marcello Mastroianni walks through that happening party.

    Any of the action sequences in the original Road Warrior.

    The battle scenes in Kurosawa's Ran.
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    Oh, I don't know ............vvv
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
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    At least an honorable mention.......

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    And the opening scene is epic as well....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Off the top of my head --

    The first act scene in La Dolce Vita where Marcello Mastroianni walks through that happening party.

    Any of the action sequences in the original Road Warrior.

    The battle scenes in Kurosawa's Ran.
    All very good picks, though I would expect nothing less from you

    The Dual in 7 Samurai.
    Mifune's fight sequence in Sword of Doom
    When Zampano leaves Gelsomina on the side of the road
    The Sirtaki in Zorba
    (so Quinn holds 2 of my all time moments. I was fortunate enough to have met him while he was filming A Walk in the Clouds)
    The Thanksgiving Play (and scenes that lead to it) in Addams Family Values
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    the scene in Shawshank redemption when Andy gets is co prisoners beers on the rooftop. Tim Robbins delicately crushes that moment in silence, just showing this lovely, quiet sense of humanity and personal satisfaction
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    I got a little d!CK!

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    This is one of my all-time favorites, from "The Best Years of Our Lives," a story of WWII veterans coming home and their struggles to reintegrate with peacetime society. In it, the character of Homer Parrish, a veteran returning home from a war that took his hands, wakes up on a plane to a morning view of his country. He'd been reminiscing about his hometown to two other fellows on his transport plane, and his recollections of quarterbacking "old Jackson High" and holding his girlfriend/fiancee left him wondering how he'd go forward now.

    The camera stays on him for a long close-up, nowhere for him to hide, no other actors or even props to help, and the mixture of emotions, joy, nostalgia, and trepidation are perfectly captured by Harold Russell, who won an Oscar for the role--which he auctioned off late in life to pay for his dying wife's medical care.

    It's a short scene, but remarkable, especially given the backstory (the actor who played Parrish was a WWII vet who'd lost his hands in the war effort, filming a training movie for servicemen IRL).

    It's at 8:30 in the video:

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    What are everyone’s favorite movie scenes?

    Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech in “Jaws”
    Albert Finney and his Thompson to the tune of Danny Boy in “Miller’s Crossing”
    Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas” where Tommy is a “funny guy”.

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    When Rick storms out to berate Sam for playing "As Time Goes By" and there sits Elsa.

    When Doc (Val Kilmer) dies.

    The buffalo hunt in Dances With Wolves
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    The bank heist in “Heat”
    The asian club scene in “Collateral”

    I have a thing for Michael Mann..

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    Oh, YEAH, Walkens Pulp Fiction scene !.

    As well.

    - The alien popping out of John Hurts chest in Alien I

    - 1st 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan

    - Leave the gun, take the cannoli’s

    - Pacino in the auditorium of Scent Of A Women, “I’d take a FLAMETHROWER to this place”.

    - Nicholason “You can’t HANDLE the Truth !

    - James Earl Jones - “People will come, Ray”.

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    my favorite Walken scene is the Sicilian scene with Dennis Hopper in True Romance.
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    "5 Easy Pieces", Jack Nicholson ordering toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    This is one of my all-time favorites, from The Best Years of Our Lives...
    that's a great movie.

    my sister asked me the same original question not long ago, but i don't have "favorite scenes" at the ready. favorite movies and directors (kubrick, kurosawa, huston, altman, wilder), yes...
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    Love the scene in The Graduate when Dustin Hoffman is sitting in his Alfa Romeo in front of the Robinson's house waiting for Elaine. Then in the background you see her approaching the car and get in but turns out to be Mrs. Robinson.
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    Master and Commander, the Far Side of the World.

    My favorite movie. I love the battle scenes...ship against ship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    All very good picks, though I would expect nothing less from you

    The Dual in 7 Samurai.
    Mifune's fight sequence in Sword of Doom
    When Zampano leaves Gelsomina on the side of the road
    The Sirtaki in Zorba
    (so Quinn holds 2 of my all time moments. I was fortunate enough to have met him while he was filming A Walk in the Clouds)
    The Thanksgiving Play (and scenes that lead to it) in Addams Family Values
    You met Anthony Quinn? Yes, he was great in Zorba and that scene in La Strada.

    The duel in 7 Samurai, Kurosawa yeah! Good stuff.

    How about the long tracking shot of the traffic jam leaving the city in Godard's "Weekend?"

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    Fine choices here, everybody. I'd forgotten about that machine gunning Danny Boy scene in Miller's Crossing, and Christopher Walken's Gold Watch monologue in Pulp Fiction.

    ATP -- La Strada is my favorite film. I wrote an appreciation of the movie for the Editors Guild's magazine about ten years back. It made it to print and for a long time it could be accessed on the internet, but it seems it's disappeared into the aether.
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