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Reply #45 on: April 29, 2003, 01:11:17 AM
Royal Tenenbaums - Margot stepping out of the bus
Made - The Little girl hugging Jon Favreau in the end
Punch Drunk Love - Barry and Lena's first kiss
Anything in Amelie
Anything in Magnolia

And a couple of Guilty Pleasure ones that I am sure I will get crap about:
Moulin Rouge - the Duet on the Elephant
Notting Hill - The Season change sequence.  Seriously, that is the only redeemable thing about that movie.  I love that shot.
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Reply #46 on: April 30, 2003, 02:47:17 AM
fuck there are so many to choose from.

the one in my mind right now [Immortal Beloved] is the young Beethoven running through the forrest under a starlit sky, laying in the still lake with the stars reflecting off the water.  all while to "Ode to Joy" is pounding in the background.

fucking moves me to tears.
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Reply #47 on: May 08, 2003, 04:53:39 PM
Has anybody mentioned these three sequences from Andrei Rublvg yet?
1. The pagan festival.
2. The Tartar invasion.
3. The last part of the film, the bell-making sequence.

These three are absolutely brilliant.


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Reply #48 on: May 08, 2003, 09:58:13 PM
1.Drugstore Cowboy-Epeileptic Seizure
2.The Graduate-Entire wedding till end sequence.
3.Apocalypse Now-Death of Col.Kurtz (Marlon Brando) while The Doors   play in the background.
4.Heat-Final bank robbery.
5.Raging Bull-Entire film plays like a masterpeice.
6.Barry Lyndon-When hes walking toward the women he loves the Shuberts theme plays. The whole film is like one huge painting.
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Reply #49 on: May 08, 2003, 10:54:24 PM
Husbands and Wives - Several scenes... the May-December's lover's quarrel between Sydney Pollack and Lysette Anthony is just brutal, as is the ensuing husband/wife spat between Pollack and Judy Davis. This is my favorite Woody Allen film.

I've been discussing Safe on some of the other boards, and I think the "sharing circle" scene towards the end of the film, as well as the final shot, are devastating. The sharing circle bit, especially- each of these lost souls details why they've come to live at the retreat and seek answers from the New Age guru, and the guru gives them the most glib, irresponsible, almost cruel answers... and they accept it, because it's at least an answer. It's so true and so heartbreaking...

The transition from coat-room to wash-room in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and her Lover, with the changing colors, are also emblazoned forever on my cinematic memory.

Probably more later... those are right off the top of my head.
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Reply #50 on: May 24, 2003, 10:24:42 AM
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Reply #51 on: May 24, 2003, 10:40:19 AM
Almost Famous when Zooey Deschanel's character is leaving home and the camera is attached on the side of the car, and she leans out the window waving goodbye
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Reply #52 on: May 24, 2003, 11:18:08 AM
The window scene - The Hours
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Reply #53 on: May 24, 2003, 03:42:10 PM
A scene that has stayed a lot in my mind is from Monster's Ball, when Sonny (Heath Ledger) tells Hank (Thornton) that he most admit he has always hated him.

It goes like this.

Sonny Grotowski: You hate me. You hate me, don't you? Answer me! You hate me don't you!
Hank Grotowski: Yes, I hate you. Always have.
Sonny Grotowski: Well I've always loved you.

And he kills himself.


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Reply #54 on: May 24, 2003, 03:43:51 PM
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A scene that has stayed a lot in my mind is from Monster's Ball, when Sonny (Heath Ledger) tells Hank (Thornton) that he most admit he has always hated him.

It goes like this.

Sonny Grotowski: You hate me. You hate me, don't you? Answer me! You hate me don't you!
Hank Grotowski: Yes, I hate you. Always have.
Sonny Grotowski: Well I've always loved you.

And he kills himself.

 
I thought the movie overall was uneven, but this part really got me, too.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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Reply #55 on: May 24, 2003, 04:05:45 PM
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A scene that has stayed a lot in my mind is from Monster's Ball, when Sonny (Heath Ledger) tells Hank (Thornton) that he most admit he has always hated him.

It goes like this.

Sonny Grotowski: You hate me. You hate me, don't you? Answer me! You hate me don't you!
Hank Grotowski: Yes, I hate you. Always have.
Sonny Grotowski: Well I've always loved you.

And he kills himself.

 
I thought the movie overall was uneven, but this part really got me, too.



It was the most memorable scene of this film, isn't it?
 
The obvious answer would be Berry's reaction when seeing his kid in the hospital, but I wonder which mother wouldn't react like that? She lost her son obviously she'll be completely devastated.

OTOH, while I don't have brothers I just couldn't imagine that I would be so cold to say that to my brother and just watch how he kills himself.


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Reply #56 on: May 24, 2003, 05:47:36 PM
There were a lot of great things in Monsters Ball that you guys are overlooking.

One of the most powerful scenes to me was when Halle Berry started beating the shit out of her kid for being fat. Maybe because it hit close to home for me. I could identify with that kid a lot. When problems came up as a kid, my drug of choice was also food. It's clear that this kid's weight problems have nothing whatsoever to do with him just overeating. His problems go extremely deep, and here's his mom, the one person he has left in his life to love him, and she's verbally and physically abusing him over it.

That scene was tough.
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Reply #57 on: May 24, 2003, 06:03:25 PM
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There were a lot of great things in Monsters Ball that you guys are overlooking.

One of the most powerful scenes to me was when Halle Berry started beating the shit out of her kid for being fat. Maybe because it hit close to home for me. I could identify with that kid a lot. When problems came up as a kid, my drug of choice was also food. It's clear that this kid's weight problems have nothing whatsoever to do with him just overeating. His problems go extremely deep, and here's his mom, the one person he has left in his life to love him, and she's verbally and physically abusing him over it.

That scene was tough.


I thought that kid was fantastic. I think it was the Berry/Thornton stuff- especially the ending- that I felt sort of didn't go deep enough (and please keep your minds out of the gutter with that little comment).

That kid though... that was another excellent part of the film. I saw it as a horrible chain/cycle of being beat down. The world beats his mom down, the mom beats her kid down... (even though it comes from her wanting him not to be like his father). Very sad, very moving.

I wonder if that kid has been in anything else?
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"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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Reply #58 on: June 18, 2003, 08:45:43 PM
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fuck there are so many to choose from.

the one in my mind right now [Immortal Beloved] is the young Beethoven running through the forrest under a starlit sky, laying in the still lake with the stars reflecting off the water.  all while to "Ode to Joy" is pounding in the background.

fucking moves me to tears.

I adore that scene, begining at the concert and going into that flashback.  Man what a great and liberating shot, so much behind it.  Also, the suicide scene in Royal Tenenbaums.
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Reply #59 on: June 18, 2003, 08:48:29 PM
the kid in monsters ball breaks my heart

i really feel so sad when i see that section of the film