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Reply #75 on: October 19, 2003, 10:46:03 PM
me too
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 #76 on: October 20, 2003, 07:44:51 AM
The very last shot of "Once Upon A Time in America", where Bobby De Niro smiles and this sad music starts.

The scene in "Magnolia", where Bill Macy is sitting together with Henry Gibson in the bar and the Supertramp-song "When I was young..." starts.

The scene in "Boogie Nights", in which Jack is walking through this kind of factory right before the Amber at court-scene. The music was simply amazing! Where can I find that music?
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Reply #77 on: October 20, 2003, 10:29:32 AM
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The scene in "Boogie Nights", in which Jack is walking through this kind of factory right before the Amber at court-scene. The music was simply amazing! Where can I find that music?


It's Michael Penn's "The Big Top" on "Boogie Nights Soundtrack 1"
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Reply #78 on: October 20, 2003, 12:12:51 PM
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The scene in "Boogie Nights", in which Jack is walking through this kind of factory right before the Amber at court-scene. The music was simply amazing! Where can I find that music?


It's Michael Penn's "The Big Top" on "Boogie Nights Soundtrack 1"


Thanks! I'll check it out as soon as possible!
Michael Penn and Jon Brion are really fucking geniuses!
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Reply #79 on: January 24, 2005, 10:11:32 PM
Hopefully this thread will be resurrect...
This is more therapeutic for me so:

Lost In Translation--Bob leaving Tokyo
The Kid Stays In the Picture--Ali McGraw leaving with Steve McQueen
Magnolia--whole movie; the last half specifically
Boogie Nights--the whole downward spiral sequence and everything after
Kill Bill vol.2--Beatrix and Bill confrontation
American Movie--Uncle Bill's end monologue
Adaptation--Donald Kaufman's death
La Dolce Vita--monster on the beach ending
Buffalo '66--the last few minutes
Rushmore--"Oh La La" slo-mo dance
Royal Tenenbaums--"Fairest of the Seasons" ending
Sideways--Miles' light cry when talking to his ex-wife
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--so many
American Beauty--after Kevin Spacey's murder
Annie Hall--Los Angeles goodbye; memories
The Godfather Part II--Fredo's murder
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Reply #80 on: January 24, 2005, 10:48:40 PM
Bloody Sunday--from when the first real bullet is fired to the end of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2 (goes on for 4 minutes after the end credits or so).

Y'know, a single (or a few) onscreen guns freak me out.  Once they fire, I'm cool.  The scenes where the gun never fires drive me crazy with tension.  When the gun is on the BRINK of going off... or when there is a gun that might accidentally go off.

Scenes where a whole bunch of guns are firing are quite soothing, actually.


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Reply #81 on: January 25, 2005, 12:15:14 AM
for me it's the scene in whale rider where the girl is kissing the whale...
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Reply #82 on: January 25, 2005, 12:22:24 AM
yeah thats pretty hot, huh.. whale-on-girl action...

you sicken me.


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Reply #83 on: January 25, 2005, 12:33:11 AM
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whale-on-girl action...


Mmmmmm...humpback style.
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Reply #84 on: January 25, 2005, 09:46:47 AM
The whole "Mad World" montage at the end of Donnie Darko, with everyone waking up and their various reactions.

When Robin Williams is following Amanda Plummer through Grand Central Station in The Fisher King, and everyone but them starts a waltz...  and then, on cue, everybody stops at the same moment and the dream is over.  That gives me chills (in a good way).  

Alec Baldwin's entire scene in Glengarry Glen Ross...  that'll peel the paint right off your living room walls.  

The first murder scene in Dario Argento's Suspiria, when a disembodied arm smashes through a window, grabs a woman standing there, and then pulls her face into the glass.  It makes no sense whatsoever, but it is incredibly freaky to behold.

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Reply #85 on: January 25, 2005, 10:50:58 AM
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...  that'll peel the paint right off your living room walls.  


i don't know why, but that really made me laugh.
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 #86 on: May 10, 2005, 11:36:27 AM
A scene I've been thinking about for weeks now...

Lars von Triers The Kingdom
Stig Helmer talks to the mother of the child he brain damaged during surgery.
"I've opened a few skulls in my time. That snot-nosed kid wasn't the first."

Ice-cold,  horrible and fantastic...


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Reply #87 on: May 10, 2005, 12:33:03 PM
Sixth Sense..

There is a moment in the film when a father watches the video of his wife poisoning their daughter. The slow push-in on his face and the music to match is flawless.


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Reply #88 on: November 08, 2019, 02:41:43 AM
what do you mean


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Reply #89 on: November 08, 2019, 11:02:15 AM
What do you mean, what do you mean
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