- Me too, OP! It''s just brilliant.
- I say this with love and affection to both of you.\
- This is totally different from the OP''s selection and I haven''t watched it anywhere close to 100 times, but I find this scene to be mesmerizing:
- That scene in Cadinot''s Service Actif, Part II, with the military guy and the two guys in the brig.
- I think about that scene often, OP. I figured it was just me so enthralled.
- Erzsebet Foldi danced with Twyla Tharp in the 80''s, and then became a born-again Christian and left the business.
- La Marsellaise scene on Casablanca. My favorite movie scene.
- One of my favorite scenes as well, OP. I''ve watched it many times myself.
- "America" in the film version of ''West Side Story.''
- The "Air Rotica" number in that film was good too, OP.
- I''ve seen all of Heathers well over a hundred times.
- I get all snotty
- The Alamo scene with Tina in Pee Wee''s Big Adventure.
- I wasn''t really a Casablanca fan until I really watched that scene @R8 a few years ago. It''s hard not to be moved by it.
- Christ almighty OP.\
You are a fucking lu-lu belle.
- Olivia DeHavilland SLAPPING Bette Davis in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.
- The movie Maurice. The scene where Scudder comes through Maurice''s window and Maurice finally gives into his desire for another man. Makes me breathless. It''s shocking and so moving. That and the final scene where they passionatley kiss and embrace in the boathouse. That gets me every single time. Lots of good stuff in this movie.
- The scene in Contact where Ellie falls through the wormhole is one of my favorites ever.
- Most Dataloungers don''t like good movies, they simply like gay movies.
- I was thinking about this last week. The scene in Body Heat where William Hurt wants Kathleen Turner so bad that he breaks the window with the chair is SO sexy, intense and hot. I never get tired of it.
- Wow, OP. Your post makes me a little ashamed I''ve never been able to make it through the movie because I can''t stomach Scheider''s broken face and Reinking''s trademark peeled-raccoon mug. And with all that Fosse jerkery it just seems like it should have been called "All That Jizz."\
Maybe I''ll pop some Pepto and give it another try.
- The locker-room/shower scene in "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" ... oh, those Aggie boys!%0D
- Jason Gedrick nude in BACKDRAFT.
- Falcon''s Sting - The Taste Of Leather when Clay Maverick nuts all over the face of Tristan Paris.
- This one time I was ill at home in bed. \
Watched the original "Stepford Wives"\
Then I "rewatched" the Paula Prentiss parts more than a few times. Love her to bits. No one is like her. Uniquely singular talent she had. \
Paula Prentiss had her second child right before the film, Joanna Cassidy was to play her role but was fired soon into filming. There is a scene where she and Katherine Ross are at a picnic over at Stepford, it is the scene where Nanette Newman has her circuits malfunction. \
So there is Paula Prentiss wearing a halter top just standing as straight as an arrow, right? And, if you watch the scene closely she is holding her gut in for dear life, because she had just had a baby. Poor dear gets out of breath a time or two and everything. But her physical discipline is what is amazing to me more than anything.
- The last few minutes of Billy Elliot. I cry like a baby every time.
- with all due respect, OP, nothing you have said makes me understand why anyone would find this scene particularly captivating.
- Because I''m not one of your faaaaaans! *slap*
Do I really have to mention where this is from?
- the big bitch scene with Margo, Bill and Eve before the party starts; then when Eve says, after Karen and Lloyd arrive, ''fasten your seatbelts; it''s going to be a bumpy night!''
- The first 10 or so minutes of Suspiria%0D\
The "Be Black Baby" segment from Hi Mom!
- There''s a scene in "2000 Maniacs" that I''ve watched easily over 100 times but I won''t describe it because it would make me seem like a psycho.
- PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET!!!!
- Jill''s arrival in Once Upon a Time in the West.%0D\
The combination of brilliant direction, breathtaking cinematography, fantastic art direction and costume design and the luminous Claudia Cardinale have drawn me back repeatedly to this grand cinematic moment.
- The "vagina cutting" scene from Cries and Whispers. The first time I saw the movie I watched it like 10 times to believe what I was seeing.\
Starts at 5:30.
- Everyone knows Peter Finch''s portrayal of Howard Beale. But I love Ned Beatty''s Machivellian Arthur Jensen and this speech in "Network"
- Exquisite scene from Barry Lyndon. Starts at 2:08.
- This scene in Kubrick''s 2001
- Lots of them, but this one was on my mind just today.%0D\
Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" - The Letter scene%0D
- "Springtime For Hitler" from The Producers. It is so wrong, yet so fucking brilliant.
- Despite staring the world''s most famous thetan, I''ve always liked Legend in a "there are so many good things about this film, why doesn''t it work" sort of way. \
This scene has actually had big influence on my own creative endeavors. I have found echoes of it in my own writing and drawing.\
The seduction scene (notice Tommy boy has NOTHING to do with it) is just beautifully staged, filmed, edited and scored (Screw ''em. Tangerine Dream''s score was much more effective than the tired Goldsmith score that it replaced. The only real problem is that it is also an example of some of the worst foley and ADR I''ve ever heard.
- The garden party sequence in "Juliet of the Spirits"\
The sequence where Teresa Wright has to get to the library before it closes in "Shadow of a Doubt"\
The schoolhouse sequence (and also the sequence where Jessica Tandy discovers the dead body) in "The Birds"\
The archery sequence in "The Age of Innocence" (one if the most beautifully edited sequences ever--I could watch it a hundred more times)\
The big scene where Olivia de Havilland tells off her father in "The Heiress"\
The traffic circle sequence at the end of "Playtime"\
The breakfast montage in "Citizen Kane"
- In [italic]the Godfather[/italic], the scene where Michael and Enzo wait outside the hospital. Sometimes I have the movie on in the background, and I always stop to watch that scene and the scene where Michael meets Apollonia''s father.
- I can''t think of any scene in a movie outside a porno I''d rewatch more than 10 times, much less a hundred, and I agree with the poster who said Gideon and Jagger, huh???
- A few scenes from Goodfellas.\
The first tracking shot through the bar where the goons are introduced.\
"The wives" scene where Mickey has a hostess party. "They had bad skin and wore too much makeup. They didn''t look good. They looked beat up. And the stuff they wore was thrown together and cheap. A lot of pantsuits and double knits". \
The scene in Janice''s new apartment. "This is all silk this is from Siam".\
And, of course, the last 30 minutes, maybe the most hypnotic sequence ever. "I don''t care I need my hat I won''t fly without it."
- [quote]The sequence where Teresa Wright has to get to the library before it closes in "Shadow of a Doubt"%0D\
I love the scene where she finally reads about Uncle Charlie''s dirty deeds in the newspaper and she slowly and dejectedly gets up and walks out of the library completely devastated by the revelation. Such a sad scene.
- For me, r43, it''s the "Who are you?" "I''m Enzo, the baker..." scene right before yours.
For Your Father
- Godfather2:Young Vito kills Don Fanucci.
- R40...I love that clip. I saved it months ago and watch it regularly.
- The anal rape scene in Deliverance.
- "Thanks for the tip, but when anything I wear%EF%BB%BF doesn''t please Steven... I take it off."
- The girls singing "America" on the rooftop in West Side Story.
- "It is said that you have a wolf by the ears, Madame."\
"Well, let us look at the animal.."
- Amarcord: the ship\
It''s a Wonderful Life: Mr. Gower, Mr. Gower, you put something bad in those pills!\
The Heiress: Bolt the door, Mariah!\
The Nun''s Story: the final walking out the door\
Branagh''s Henry V: Non nobis, domine\
Midnight Cowboy: I''m walkin'' here!\
The Miracle Worker: Mrs. Keller, she knows!\
The Conformist: Sandrelli and Sanda dance\
Meet Me in St. Louis: The Trolley Song\
Bringing Up Baby: Grant and Hepburn walk out of the nightclub\
Little Big Man: this is not a good day to die\
Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I am George, I Am\
Roman Holiday: the press conference\
Don''t Look Now: Sutherland sees Christie and the sisters on the barge\
Nashville: the last scene\
Spartacus: Simmons and Douglas by the water\
Persuasion: the final kiss in Bath\
Children of Paradise: Garance! Garance!\
Funny Girl: Don''t Rain on My Parade\
Oliver: Dodger and Fagin''s final exit\
The Winslow Boy: the final scene\
Insatiable II: The final threeway
- "Nashville: the last scene"\
Oooh, good one.
- The last 20 minutes or so of Michael Mann''s "The Last of the Mohicans." I''ve never seen anything like it. The word brilliant doesn''t come close.
- This scene from Pink Flamingos--no, not THAT scene:
- Never gets old:
- The "I''m Me!" musical number at the beginning of DEATH BECOMES HER.
- A rare classic case in which one the funniest lines is followed by the most profound...
- OP's post is "MARY!" to the infinite power.
- The Library scene in "Shadow of a Doubt"--probably the most exciting scene in all of Hitchcock, for my money.
The heroine, Charlie (Teresa Wright) knows her visiting uncle (Joseph Cotton) has a horrible secret, and she knows it has something to do with a story he ripped out a newspaper. (She also knows it has something to do with a large emerald ring her uncle has given her, that is inexplicably inscribed inside of it, "To T.S. from B. M.") This is the sequence where Charlie tries to race to the library before it closes to find out what's in the newspaper and what he could be hiding.
The starkness of the final overhead shot to the dissolve to the couples dancing (which we have seen earlier in the film, but we don't know yet what it means) always gets to me: Charlie is so alone at that moment, and there's no one to whom she can tell the secret (it would kill her mother, who adores her brother). I also love the weird way Teresa Wright (a hugely underrated actress) holds her fists when she walks quickly through the town.
- The incident in the caves in A PASSAGE TO INDIA. The sequence starts when the clip begins and continues through to Judy Davis being anesthetized for her shock at 8:06.
I love the jump cut to the water overflowing out of the basin as the elephant steps into it.
- Don't let's ask for the moon ...
- The birds flocking to the jungle gym while Tippi Hedren smokes a cigarette.
Another scene from The Birds - Tippi stuck in the phone booth.
Nashville- Barbara Jean singing "Tapedeck in his Tractor" and having her breakdown mid performance at the afternoon show.
Nashville- the final scene.
The Godfather-- scene in the hospital where someone is trying to get to Brando's room.
To Kill a Mockingbird-- the very last scene.
'and he would be there when the boy woke up in the morning.'
Inside Daisy Clover -Natalie in the dubbing booth.
Splendor in the Grass- final meeting between Bud (Warren Beatty) and Deanie (Natalie Wood).
West Side Story--- overture with the Saul Bass credits, "Dance at the Gym" and "America."
Cleopatra-- Taylor's arrival in Rome.
South Pacific - "Happy Talk' scene. Not for that but what I like is to gaze upon John Kerr in that white bathing suit.
Oklahoma! "Out of My Dreams/ Laurie Makes Up Her Mind" ballet that closes out first half.
Breakfast at Tiffany's-- last scene in the rain searching for 'cat.'
My Fair Lady- Ascot Gavotte scene
The Red Shoes-- the ballet and the 'shoes' final mad decent down the spiral staircase at the conclusion of the movie.
Meet Me in St. Louis - "The Trolley Song."
Camelot-- "If Ever I Would Leave You' song and montage and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"
The Cardinal- opening credits and that stirring theme.
La Dolce Vita- Anita Ekberg in the Trevi.
- No. 28 in Dawson's 50 Load Weekend. I need tissues every time.
- Two favorites I could watch over and over:
Little Shop of Horrors (the musical): when Seymour tells Mushnik that he has named his plant Audrey II after his buxom coworker Audrey. Ellen Greene lets out with an incredibly high-pitched other-worldy squeak (giggle?) that I find hilarious.
Nancy Marchand as the mayor of Los Angeles at a baseball game doing the best double-take ever when she sees that Leslie Nielson has replaced the world famous tenor about to sing the Star Spangled Banner. It never fails to make me laugh.
- Audrey arriving in the taxi at the start of Breakfast at Tiffanys, and of course looking for cat at the end, did any couple look better in the rain, as the heavenly choir sings that song and cat miouws and is squeezed between them in the final shot as the camera pulls away ...
Lee Remick letting down her hair in the courtroom in Anatomy of a Murder
Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint (in her white gloves naturally) danging from Mount Rushmore, and that iconic scene on the train in North by Northwest and the terrific house built for the climax when he throws down the matchbook to warn her ... and the woman in the hotel room saying "stop" twice, with 2 different meanings, as Cary walks through.
The whole party scene in All About Eve starting with Bette and Thelma upstairs ... "enchante to you too".
Sophia Loren as the italian maid looking after Cary and the kids in Houseboat, and she emerging from the sea in Boy On A Dolphin, Clifton Webb is terrific here too and has some great scenes with Loren
Susan Hayward and George Sanders sparring nicely in I Can Get It For You Wholesale
John Wayne wooing Maureen O'Hara in The Quiet Man, hokum was never classier
That samba sequence in Un Homme Et Une Femme in 1966 with Anouk Aimee and her then husband Pierre Barouh. I could watch it endlessly.
The scenes in the park in Blow-Up.
Black Narcissus, 1947 - Deborah Kerr and Kathleen Byron in the stunning climax, but every shot of it is a masterpiece.
- So sad...but Rick Donovan fucking Peter North.
But I can't think of any legit film I've seen more than 100 times.
Although maybe....(possibly NSFW)
- and I forgot to add those spaceships moving through space in 2001 !
- Tres gay, yes, but I love the scene at the perfume counter at Black's in "The Women."
- Dolores Gray as Madeline the hostess of "The Throb of Manhattan" tv show in the wonderful 1955 'Its Always Fair Weather' and that number she does "thanks a lot but no thanks". Hardly anything is camper - well maybe the 3 strippers "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" in 'Gypsy'.
- The Flowers of Carnage scene in Kill Bill, when she has just won her revenge against O-ren Ishii.
- The mother-daughter outdoor porch revelation scene in KISSING JESSICA STEIN. Tovah Feldshuh delivers what is one of the most heartfelt, truthful and moving monologuse in cinema history. And did I mention she does this in one three-minute uninterrupted take? Unheard of in film.
- Barbara Jean's breakdown and the last scene in Nashville are both incredible, but I also love the scene in the bar starting with the trio singing "Since You've Gone" through Tom singing "I'm Easy."
I don't know why, but when Mary coughs while singing it just stands out as so real and perfect.
- Whenever they are on, I watch the last fifteen minutes of The Godfather and The Sting. I love when Michael has all the heads of the other gangs killed and the final sting operation.
I don't really like to watch all of either film but I can't resist watching the endings again.
- 11 pirouettes from "White Nights"
- OP, ignore any cunt nay-sayers and malcontents. I love when someone is passionate about a piece of art (and Fosse and "Jazz" definitely qualify).
Love most of the scenes already stated... But here's a strange one. Whenever I want to show an actor perfect comic timing and how to play it straight, I make them watch the scene in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" -- where the gas station attendant sprays the windshield to clean it but there is no windshield so he sprays (great leading lady) Sandra Prinsloo in the face. The way she smiles, then screams is so friggin' perfect. Ditto, his apology and her attempt to make it okay.
Followed right after by the rolling car with no brakes, the vine that snags her, the rhino that storms in and puts out the fire and the great sequence where he carries her across the water, staggers in fast motion, and then drops her. I don't even love the whole movie -- but I love all of those bits.
- Not a movie. But watched endlessly, as it's complete perfection on so many levels, from the stunning mirror choreography, to the design of her tiara, to his arse, to the fabulous climax.
- R69 !!!
The scenes in the park in Blow Up. Just the sound of the wind in the trees...no distracting soundtrack...no dialogue...amazing.
I was in London in 1968 and there was a theater near Picadilly I think...that was shoing Blow Up 24 hours a day...
I wanted to be Varuschka so badly.
- A few scenes in All About Eve where Margo has various meltdowns. ("So full of fire! And music!")
The scene in Casablanca where Rick rigs the roulette (sp?) wheel so the Bulgarian couple can get to America.
I try not to think about the other hard luck, older, unattractive couples who lost their shirts gambling that night.
- [quote]The scenes in the park in Blow Up. Just the sound of the wind in the trees...no distracting soundtrack...no dialogue...amazing
Yes! Forgot to include this one. Pretty amazing scene. Kept me on edge-- you didn't really know what to expect.
- The last scene of "Homeward Bound." I've seen it 100 times, but when Shadow tells his boy that he loves him too, I start crying.
- Begin the Beguine from Broadway Melody of 1940
- R54's scene from "Mary Queen of Scots". Glenda and Vanessa played this (fictional) scene to perfection.
Also the scene earlier in the movie when Elizabeth bets Cecil that Mary will choose to marry Lord Darnley over Robert Dudley.
ANY scene with Geoffrey Rush in "Elizabeth".
Julia Roberts renting that adorable cottage in "Sleeping With The Enemy".
The glorious Technicolor opening credits of "All That Heaven Allows", right up until lunch on the terrace under the umbrella.
The moment Michael Caine discovers Christopher Reeve's true personality in "Deathtrap".
Grace Kelly whipping a negligee out of her handbag in "Rear Window".
Okay, let's get it over with, MARY MARY MARY
- thanks r82
I was 21 when Blow-Up played in London in 1967 and it was like seeing myself up there on the screen as that was how we looked and dressed, so it made a very vivid impression on me, I love the spare Herbie Hancock score as well. It sent me back to all those other Antonioni films and his later The Passenger, Nicholson's best role for me.
- Outside of the Godfather and Billy Elliot, whoever heard of any of these movies? Is it a joke?
- All About Eve - Starting with Birdie coming into Margo's room before the party, all the way through the party and the scenes in the theatre lobby and on stage where Margo has it out with Lloyd. I've watched that through hundreds of times. The only lull is the scene in he bedroom between Karen and Eve. The rest is amazing.
- Among those thought about if not watched x 100:
'The Trolley Song'.
Welles dancing with nonchalant charm at his surprise party in 'Citizen Kane'.
Brando and Steiger in the cab in 'On The Waterfront'.
Burt Lancaster's melancholy dance at the ball in 'The Leopard'.
R Williams (I know) encouraging E Hawke in 'Dead Poets Society'.
The helicopter raid in 'Apocalypse Now'.
J Sands' tender kissing of his father D Elliot in 'Room With A View'.
De Niro and Pacino in the coffee shop in 'Heat'.
- Please stop dredging up ancient threads with that pie-faced Ann Reinking attempting to look human by having eyes drawn onto her head.
- Fred and Ellie. I love that they get to dance circles around each other. John Travolta stole one of their moves for Saturday Night Fever. Also, Fred's white suit was a one piece thing that zipped up the back.
In 1981, when AFI honored Astaire, this number was shown and Eleanor Powell came out and discussed the rehearsals leading up to this number. It was one of her last public appearances before her death.
PS: I've probably seen this a thousand times!!!
- The moment when young Moonlight Graham decides to step off the field and give up his dream to save a little girl…and his elder self walking by his teammates til at last he hears the words "Rookie…. you were good".
- 100 times may be pushing it, but here are some:
It's a Wonderful Life: Mr. Gower, Mr. Gower, you put something bad in those pills; the toast by George's Brother at the end of the film, "To George Bailey, the richest man..."
Shakespeare in Love - the end as he describes the plot of Twelfth Night
Hamlet (Mel Gibson) the scene with Hamlet's father - beautiful
Casablanca - La Marseille
Black Narcissus - have to agree with someone else, every frame is stunning
Suez - final moment with Tyrone Power in a long closeup remembering Toni.
Napoleon (1927) the final shot with Napoleon posed on a hill, and the screen turns to black and across the screen you see the signature in white: Abel Gance. An amazing moment.
This Above All - when Fontaine and Power meet in the dark and he lights his cigarette.
Gone with the Wind: Mammy talking to Melanie about Rhett's reaction to Bonnie's death; always loved that scene with Ashley where Scarlett talks to him about going to Mexico
Vertigo - the ending as Stewart drags Novak upstairs and she says, "I was safe when you found me" to that final moment where he stands in the tower after she falls...amazing.
Notorious - when Ingrid Bergman realizes she's been systematically poisoned.
Rebecca: When Mrs. DeWinter becomes strong for Max after realizing he hated Rebecca.
The Heiress: He came back...to the end.
The Nun's Story: Hepburn finally leaving the convent, that lone walk.
The Miracle Worker: when Annie realizes Helen understands - "She knows"
Bringing Up Baby: Grant and Hepburn walk out of the nightclub; when Grant sees the Leopard; and the best for me - when they sing I Can't Give You Anything But Love in harmony
The More the Merrier - the scene where everyone is running around and whoever is in the kitchen gets knocked over by the swinging door.
Papa's Little Dividend - the look on Spencer Tracy's face when he closes the door after Elizabeth Taylor has described having a baby out in a field.
Twentieth Century - when Carole Lombard sees the script where she is to play Mary Magdalene and plays along.
Holiday Inn - firecracker dance
Follow the Fleet - Let's face the music and dance
Dark Victory - when Bette Davis wonders why if it's so dark out she can feel the sun on her hand.
Son of Fury: the final kiss - WOW
The Bishop's Wife - final scene as Cary walks away; Monty Wooley counseling David Niven; the Cary Grant-Gladys Cooper scene
- Left out some:
Razor's Edge - final scene between Isabelle and Larry where he says he knows who killed Sophie
All About Eve - the screamathon between Eve and Lloyd and then Max Fabian, when she says "are you threatening me with legal action..." stamps out cigarette on the floor..."Mr. Fabian?"
Godfather - moving Marlon's bed in the hospital
Rear Window - the ending where he's still in a wheelchair and she's reading a fashion magazine
Blood and Sand - Tyrone Power dragging his cape across the ring...gorgeous
Ordinary People - the big scene between Hutton and Hirsch - a killer!
Some Like it Hot - when Lennon announces he's engaged
- The Flamingo Kid, when Matt Dillon says,
- Ordinary People the scene when Mary Tyler Moore loses it when they're taking pictures by the tree.
The scene in Elizabeth when Walsingham arrests Norfolk. "You can't arrest me, I am Norfolk!"
"You were Norfolk. Dead men have no titles."
- In Heat, I liked the scene when the cops have Ashley Judd and she has to go on the balcony and tell them if it's her husband, and she signals Val Kilmer and he drives away. That was SO cool.
- The last scene in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE in which the whole town comes to rescue George Bailey, his brother flies in from a banquet and Mary's former rich boyfriends sends the rest of the money in a telegram.
I cry because that's the antithesis of selfish America of 2012!
- Notorious - When Grant comes back to the hotel room after learning that the c.i.a. wants Bergman to sleep with Raines. She is waiting for him with dinner ready. He wants her to refuse. She wants him to trust and believe in her. Both have too much pride to connect on an equal level and speak honestly about their doubts and needs. They won't bow to each other's will and dangerously set in motion the rest of the plot.
One of the greatest indictments of American sexual hypocrisy on record.
- True, R102, but don't you love it when he comes back to rescue her at the end?
- The "You And I" duet scene in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. The family has just been told by the father that they'll be moving from St. Louis, resulting in all the children storming off from the dinner table. The mother(Mary Astor) goes into the parlor and begins playing "You And I" which the father(Leon Ames) begins singing with her. It's obvious that it's "their song," and the love with which they sing it and which they still feel for each other draws all the children into the parlor with them. Schmaltzy, I know, but it never fails to make me tear up. I could watch it again and again.
Likewise the scene in HOLIDAY INN when Bing and Marjorie Reynolds(dubbed by Martha Mears) duet on "White Christmas." I never would've thought the song could be so romantic.
- Giant: when Sal Mineo's character comes home.
- Every episode of The Golden Girls, except that preachy one where they look for the lottery ticket in the homeless shelter.
Oh, and that Rita Moreno BS, which isn't even truly a GG episode.
- Wizard of Oz - Over the Rainbow
Color Purple - "Someone coming up the drive." "Must be lost."
Field of Dreams - "This is my... This is John."
- the title credit sequence for Mame, starring Lucille Ball....one of the best of any musical I can think of. Sadly, the remainder of the movie...well, that's been discussed ad nauseam here on DL.
- The love story of Carl and Ellie that's the opening sequence in Pixar's "Up." Not a word spoken but oh so beautifully and lovingly done. I tear up every time.
- Begin the Beguine from "Broadway Melody of 1940"
On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe (full version ) from "The Harvey Girls". I've seen it a million times.
- Damn, I thought this thread was about porn scenes. Could someone please create a thread called "Porn scenes you've watched over 100 times"? TIA!
- Joan Crawford's 'TWO FACED WOMAN' number and wig reveal from TORCH SONG. Hilarity turns to terror.
'Drum Boogie' number from BALL OF FIRE. Gene Krupa was hot!
Boardroom scene from MOMMIE DEAREST. Sure 'Don't fuck with me fellas' is the classic line, but my favorite is 'You don't know what hard feelings are until I come out publicly against your product and you'll see how much you sell!' mainly because I love the delivery.
Final scene of THE ICE STORM. Breaks my heart every time I see it.
- When I first saw it, Danny Sommer grated on me. But his moves really grow on you after awhile.
- The card game between Billie and Harry in "Born Yesterday". Hardly a word of dialogue. Billie mouthing the numbers and counting up points on her fingers, or stubbing out her cigarette (over and over...) Harry, huffing and puffing and losing (over and over...) Just everything about this scene.
- OP: I agree with you 100%. I thought I was crazy. I am also obsessed with the scene in that movie: Bye Bye Life. Every movement is perfect.
Godfather: the Baptism scene
Out of Africa: Anything; but especiially the hair washing
The Boys From Brazil: Uta Hagen being interviewed
High Society: Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong: Now You Has Jazz
Snow White: The Evil Queen turning herself into the old hag
GWTW: Any scene w Hattie McDonald but the best is when she watches Muss Scarlett stuff her face after telling her about Mr. Ashley
- Old Yeller
The exciting rabies scene
- Nomi's debut in Goddess.
I can practically do the choreography.
- OBSESSION - the scene where Cliff Robertson slowly walks through this stunning church in Florence, gazing at the paintings on the wall and then he sees Genvieve Bujold, who is the spitting image of his dead wife, as she works on another painting...the entire composition of this scene is incredibly haunting and the score by Bernard Herrman is amazingly beautiful.
ROSEMARY'S BABY's "this is no dream, this is really happening!" scene - it's so creepy because I still don't know if it was really happening or not.
THE EXORCIST's opening scenes in Iraq at the dig and Max Von Sydow's face off in the desert with the devil and then the fade into Regan's house in Georgetown.
THE WILD ONE - the final scene where Brando and Mary Murphy are in the cafe and he's agonizing over whether he can give her the trophy - I love everything in this scene, their silent communication, expressions and the music.
THE RED SHOES ballet and the scene with Marius Goring realizing that his music has been stolen by the conductor he admires - the music in the scene is unique and lovely.
PSYCHO - the opening shot over Phoenix, don't know why I love that so much but I do. Also, the scene when Janet Leigh is driving and the music stops and there's just the sound of the rain and the cars behind her are clearly headed in a different direction and then she sees the Bates Motel slowly coming into view...creepy.
THE LETTER - the opening scene when Bette Davis comes down the stairs with gun blazing. The scene where she, her husband and lawyer are sitting down for a meal and she asks whether she'll be imprisoned - I love the looks that pass between them all - also all of Gale Sondergaard's scenes.
I agree with R63 about Shadow of a Doubt's library scene. For me it is heartbreaking to see Charlie dejectedly walking out of the library. I also love the scene in Blow Out that R82 mentioned - thought I was the only one.
- Rebel Without A Cause:
"You can trust me Judy". I love how James Dean delivers that line, so real.
- R108, you are so right about the opening credits of Mame, not to mention the hilarious scene with the lawyer and Jane Connell that precedes the credits. Unfortunately, Lucy shows up shortly thereafter and the movie never recovers. There are a few more glorious moments in the movie that always give me pleasure. One is another Connell bit during the opening party where she is looking for little Patrick, stretching her neck like an ostrich. Another is Bea Arthur's thoroughly soused "Yes," in response to Mame's comment that "Vera just adores little boys." The final one is Arthur's reprise of "It's Today," done with more panache than any one of Lucy's misbegotten musical performances. Pauline Kael was right. Bea Arthur should have played Mame instead of Lucy.
- Hepburn in 'Lion in Winter' :
"Of course he has a knife,he always has a knife. We all have knives. It's 1183 and we're barbarians..."
- I can't believe I left out one of my favorite scenes of all time, the Maggie Smith-Michael Caine scene in California Suite. I especially love, "They say I'm a dark horse." Then she walks out and Michael Caine says, "They must have seen the dress."
- Woody Allen's reaction to Mariel Hemingway telling him to have a little faith in people. Perfect.
- Sam The Lion's monologue in The Last Picture Show.
- Crying as I type :(
- And the final scene in The Last Piture Show, "never you mind".
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
- The Innocents. When she sees the ghost.
- Fred and Cyd. Dancing In The Dark.
- Maggie Smith bitch-snarking on Diana Rigg in "Evil Under the Sun":
"Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together, not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us... AND wider."
Also, the final scene where Jane Birkin and Nicholas Clay come down the stairs together.
- That scene is a thing of beauty, R129.
- Madame Bovary waltz sequence.
- [R99]It's Kilmer's million dollar smile and makeover that makes the scene. He is beautiful.
Not 100 but many many times: A Room with a View.
The scene is set up in the hills of Florence. The Heroine finds the Hero in a poppy field. He turns to approach her determinedly ..... while Kiri sings Puccini's O mio babbino caro
- R131, it really is, understated and elegant.
- Wendy's chase scene in Prom Night (1980)
- This is one of the most electrifying moments in film:
- Beautiful Thing. The dance scene at the end.
- Everything you need to know about this movie is embodied in this one scene. It is powerful and moving.
- Any of these 3 scenes are worth repeats. In fact, they're a great test. Ask anyone to view them, and if they hate them or start gassing on about it being "disturbing" etc. you know you're talking to a moron.
- I don't think some of these posters who have listed multiple scenes have truly watched all of them a HUNDRED times.
- This one.
- Thank you R141. That made me cry again.
- Philadelphia is the most moving AIDS movie.
- [R143] I loved Philadelphia. Another one about AIDS that wasn't a feature film but was magnificent was "Andre's Mother." Fantastic. Sada Thompson, Sylvia Sidney, and Richard Thomas. Cried for a week.
- Delta Burke as Suzanne Sugarbaker accepting the award for the "Most Changed" award at her high school reunion.
Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in Whats Love Got To Do With It flick checking into the Ramada Inn and the very compassionate guy at the front desk.
- the scene where I get my haircut
- For the person who wanted memorable scenes from porno movies: I will say that some of the hottest love/sex scenes are from mainstream films, precisely because they can't be so explicit. Example: Sonny Corleone savagely fucking that woman in the bedroom during the wedding scene at the beginning of THE GODFATHER. We only see them from about the waist up, and what we see of their bodies they are completely clothed, but just the way he keep relentlessly thrusting into her and banging her butt against the door is scorching hot.
- The red zone/white zone loudspeaker argument at the beginning of Airplane ("Why pretend it's about the zones, you just want me to have an abortion!").
Both the chestburster in Alien and the movie's grueling, nerve-racking last 20 minutes when Ripley is racing against the ship's self-destruct clock to get to the escape pod.
The fire beacon scene in Return of the King. Gives me the chills every time.
The opening scene in Inglourious Basterds, where Christoph Waltz spends 20 minutes cheerfully mind-fucking that hapless French farmer.