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Reply #60 on: July 29, 2003, 03:21:50 PM
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Reply #61 on: October 10, 2003, 01:25:56 AM
some that have and have not been mentioned:

Platoon - when Elias (Willem Dafoe) is left behind for dead but emerges from the brush being chased by the enemy. His final shot with his hands raised high in the air as he was on his knees being shot evoked an impression of complete helplessness and abandonment....very moving.

Apocolypse Now - the entire part of Kurtz's slaughter from where Sheen raises up with a sword....to the Doors' "The End". The early morning helicopter raid just as they take off is heavy too.

Scarface - the final showdown

Blue Velvet - from the time Frank Booth (Hopper) meets Jeffery (Kyle M)

Pulp Fiction - store basement rape scene

True Romance - Arquette's motel room brawl and the ending

The Professional - Leon's death but not without vengeance for Matilda.

Full Metal Jacket - Pyle's death is heavy!

Jaws - first attack with no doubt!

Tora! Tora! Tora! - it all builds up to the final attack.
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Reply #62 on: October 10, 2003, 03:48:54 AM
mine picks are two scenes dealing with dead wives

brando talking to his dead wife in 'last tango in paris'
tom hanks talking to his dead wife in 'forrest gump'
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Reply #63 on: October 10, 2003, 03:49:44 AM
damn, i forgot to mention every single scene in 'umberto d.'
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Reply #64 on: October 10, 2003, 07:51:09 AM
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Pulp Fiction - store basement rape scene


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joke....
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #65 on: October 10, 2003, 03:45:32 PM
spoilers for heavenly creatures, kissing jessica stein, magnolia, and the piano teacher

murder scene in heavenly creatures.  

actually better: the conversation between pauline, juliet, and mrs. rieper BEFORE the murder scene while they're eating desserts.  "go ahead mum, take another..."  wow.

'coming-out' scene with tovah feldshuh and jennifer westfeldt.  

the "did you touch her" scene from magnolia.

the final shot of the piano teacher when huppert's character flings the knife into her chest with that obscene terrifying look on her face.
i wanna lick 'em.


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Reply #66 on: October 10, 2003, 04:31:12 PM
the helicopter's sequence in APOCALYPSE NOW
(pretty much all of that movies is one amazing sequence after another but that one's the best)
the final sequence in CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, it just makes me cry
the corn fields sequence in CASINO
the astronauts hanguing out and spending time on 2001, with that music...is just beautiful
Tom Cruise's breakdown in MAGNOLIA
The final sequence in SCARFACE
Tom Hank's crying in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
David being abandoned in the woods in A.I.
"Perfect Day" sequence in TRAINSPOTTING
the father and son confrontation at the end of HAPPINESS
that long take in LENNY
Pacino crying at the end of GODFATHER III
Mufasa's murder in THE LION KING
the guetto killings sequence in SCHINDLER'S LIST
the riots in DO THE RIGHT THING
the asa nisi nasa moment in 8 1/2


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Reply #67 on: October 10, 2003, 09:34:46 PM
Star Wars: ESB - "I am your father" speech
Being There - last scene
2001 - last scene
Barry Lyndon - last duel
Reservoir Dogs - the ear
Apocalypse Now - Helicopter attack
Gandhi - the stree shooting
The Great Escape - the death of 'the mole' (Steve McQueen is such a badass)
Bridge on the River Kwai - every scene with Alec Guinness (especially "what the hell have i done")
Lawrence of Arabia - when Lawrence returns with the lost arab, and the later scene where he must execute the man he saved
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - last shot
Clockwork Orange - the opening shot in the milk bar
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Reply #68 on: October 10, 2003, 09:39:46 PM
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the final shot of the piano teacher when huppert's character flings the knife into her chest with that obscene terrifying look on her face.


Yes, that is absolutely wrenching. I loved that movie.
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Reply #69 on: October 10, 2003, 11:59:31 PM
me too godardian.  

haneke never really let you like huppert's character as an anti-hero because her acts were just so descipable. but b/c she was simply acting according to her very twisted nature, a new dimension comes into play. she never had a chance ...a decision was never made to make her evil, and in that regard, she never had the same opportunity most of us have to be decent human beings (heightened by her incredible opportunity as a brilliant musician).  and thus it becomes tragic.    

i suppose your enjoyment of the film depends on how you view criminals and the depraved.  i have gotten into discussions with my parents on whether or not pedophiles or murderers are bad or evil.  and my parents take the position that they are...they would have hated the piano teacher.  because you have to accept the character as a product of something sick and a character with more depth than the 'evil' label gives credit to.
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Reply #70 on: October 11, 2003, 11:32:21 AM
My brother and I got into an argument about whether John Doe in Se7en was in fact evil.  When I hear the words "good" or "evil" I automatically associate them with deification/religion/whatever.  And as much as alot of us wish to think, people like John Doe (in real life) are just human.   I think people use these labels because they don't want to really study the nature of depravity...in other words, explaining things that are completely fucked-up is an easy out, and far too dismissive.

But I suppose this is for another thread.
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Reply #71 on: October 12, 2003, 12:40:26 PM
Helicopter/Wagner's sequence - Apocalypse Now!!!!!!!!
Torture sequence - Audition  :shock:
The chicken's sequence (opening' scene) - City of God
Donnie Smith's speech in the bar - Magnolia
Llorando - Mulholland Drive

 
and i don't remember more....
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Reply #72 on: October 19, 2003, 06:52:45 PM
Swimming out as adults in Gattaca
The end of Gattaca
The car accident in Signs
Reading the letter from the nun in About Schmidt
Laura Brown in the flooding hotel room in The Hours
The opening ceremony of the orgy in Eyes Wide Shut
Bringing out the dead in Bringing out the Dead
Cutting the patio railing in Bringing out the Dead
Claudia cutting her hair in Interview with the Vampire
"I had to kill a lot of people" mono in American Psycho
The end of Of Mice and Men
Sam swiming out to Fordo in Fellowship of the Ring


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Reply #73 on: October 19, 2003, 08:39:54 PM
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The end of Of Mice and Men


gary sinise or the other one?
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #74 on: October 19, 2003, 09:00:27 PM
I've only seen the one with Sinise and Malkovich.