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on: March 05, 2003, 05:22:24 AM
Magnolia has a lot of em, but would like to hear about other specific scenes or sequences in any film that really hit you hard. Magnolia is really an emotionally exhausting film (don't mean that in a negative way).

One that comes to mind is during Requiem after the 3-minute finale when Sara's friends come and see her in the hospital and the look on their face- then it cuts to them outside on the bench crying as the camera pulls back- MAN, I lose it everytime.

Any other scenes that really give you chills? make you cry, sad, angry?


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Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 06:01:40 AM
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One that comes to mind is during Requiem after the 3-minute finale when Sara's friends come and see her in the hospital and the look on their face- then it cuts to them outside on the bench crying as the camera pulls back- MAN, I lose it everytime.


I was thinking Requiem too but when Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly are talking for the last time over the phone. Very sad  :cry:
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Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 07:34:43 AM
When E.T. dies.

When Travis Bickle wreaks his vengeance in 'Taxi Driver.'

When the two sisters finally break down and hug each other in 'Cries And Whispers' and their words a replaced with a string sonata.

Pretty much of all 'The Piano Teacher' is one horribly harrowing scene after another...but I'll single out the final act of onscreen violence, which functions as a sort of release.

But especially when E.T. dies.


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Reply #3 on: March 05, 2003, 08:15:23 AM
This was mentioned in another thread, but the Llorando scene in Mulholland Dr. is amazing.


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Reply #4 on: March 05, 2003, 09:43:52 AM
totally agree with the Llorando/blue box scene even though as if the scene is most shocking when the blue box appears and the caracters react.

There must be alot, but I can't seem to remember any for the moment.


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Reply #5 on: March 05, 2003, 10:11:10 AM

when marge forgives bart at the end of "Marge Be Not Proud."
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Reply #6 on: March 05, 2003, 10:19:38 AM
How about Odessa Step sequence in Battleship Potemkin?
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Reply #7 on: March 05, 2003, 10:23:06 AM
ear scene (reservoir dogs/ blue velvet)
yelling out "penis" to his mother (born on the 4th of july)
daffoe killed (platoon)
"show me how you suck a guys cock" (bad lieutenant)

just to name a few...


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Reply #8 on: March 05, 2003, 10:23:53 AM
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How about Odessa Step sequence in Battleship Potemkin?

Yeah sure thing grampa.


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Reply #9 on: March 05, 2003, 10:39:07 AM
The bathroom scene in Full Metal Jacket and the dive scene in Das Boot.
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Reply #10 on: March 05, 2003, 10:42:18 AM
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How about Odessa Step sequence in Battleship Potemkin?

Yeah sure thing grampa.


fine than....the steps scene in The Untouchables.
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Reply #11 on: March 05, 2003, 10:43:42 AM
Al Pacino's speech in the locker room towards the end of Any Given Sunday.


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Reply #12 on: March 05, 2003, 12:15:29 PM
*Shower scene in Psycho
*The entire Sunday May 11th, 1980 sequence in GoodFellas.
*Christ carrying the cross in slo-mo in Last Temptation Of Christ.
*All of Natural Born Killers, but specifically the Drug Zone scene and the riot sequence.
*The entire court trail in JFK.
* The On The Prowl sequence in Boogie Nights.
*Ending of Se7en.
*Perfect Day sequence in Trainspotting.
*When Derek kills the intruders (teeth on the sidewalk) in American History X.
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Reply #13 on: March 05, 2003, 12:34:51 PM
Good list. Also, the opening title sequence of JFK is pretty remarkable. (love John William's score)


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Reply #14 on: March 05, 2003, 01:05:42 PM
When Joe Pesci is killed in Casino. Fucking brutal.