Best Scene in a Film

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by dshl, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The Field, however, surpasses expectations. If anything, there's a bit too much field.
     
  2. dshl

    dshl Well-Known Member

    Bit like my black Christmas example and girl with a dragon tattoo... it's the moment of realisation in a film that really gets me. They suddenly realise in the godfather that the young Al Pacino is not who they thought he was and you can feel their realisation.

    Sometimes you can get that when watching Columbo
     
  3. dshl

    dshl Well-Known Member

    Also the moment Denzel Washington realises that he is fighting a supernatural force in the film Fallen, when a dozen people sequentially sing the same song.
     
  4. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    That scene in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids when Rick Moranis realises he's shrunk the kids.
     
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The end of The Long Good Friday has a great moment like that
     
  6. dshl

    dshl Well-Known Member

    Cheers for being vague and not spoiling it. Now to add that to my watching list.
     
  7. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    The final monologue in Stand By Me.

    "All those years, I thought it had been them who had stood by me. But really it was me who was standing by them."
     
  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    That scene in The Matrix Reloaded when even Keanu Reeves realises that this script makes fuck all sense.
     
  9. S☼I

    S☼I Are they supposed to be as sick as you and me?

     
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  10. dshl

    dshl Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's the one, thanks. 'It's not personal, Sonny; It's strictly business.'
     
  11. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    the bit in crocodile dundee where mick is in new york and stops a handbag snatcher by throwing a tin of food at the thiefs head. Probably concussed.
     
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  12. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Leon - "this is for matilde ....."
     
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  13. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    For a Few Dollars More

    The closing scenes "...now we start". In particular, the expressions on Van Cleef and Volonte's faces. Oh and the music.

     
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  14. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    The casting for that one looks like a stroke of genius when you see the trailer for the new new one :facepalm:
     
  15. butcher

    butcher boner at the ready



    Classic striking scene from a hard but enigmatic film
     
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  16. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    The bit in Heat where Pacino figures out what DeNiro and his crew are looking at.

     
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  17. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    One of my favourite scenes, from The Harder The Come,
    Ivan chasing Jose out of the shanty town, much to the
    amusement and joy of the children there.To the sound of
    Pressure Drop by Toots and the Maytals. Just wonderful.
     
  18. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    One I was glad to see at the cinema.
     
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  19. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    The end scene of every Bourne film when Moby kicks in :D

     
  20. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    The tears in rain monologue in Bladerunner.
     
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  21. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    That's the best scene in the entirety of cinema history.

    I was watching a BBC docu about science fiction and robots and they actually had Rutger Hauer on and he gave that monologue again. Just awesome. A mate of mine saw him once on the ferry to the Outer Hebrides from Skye, he was alone and did not want to speak to anyone.
     
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  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    'They say no'
     
  23. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Petty Vagrant.

    Brassed Off, Danny's speech - Pete Postlethwaite.

     
  24. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Sad really, considering the things he's seen.
     
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  25. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    The tears in rain monologue in Bladerunner
     
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  26. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    The bit in Land and Freedom where the cast is forced to reenact one of Loach's student debates down the pub in a lengthy argument about land reform.
     
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  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    You missed its heyday. By today's standards it's very, very, very slow moving.

    However if you want get a flavour, imagine a series of Strictly Come Dancing that ends with a
    murder suicide pact gone wrong
    .
     
  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    The bit in Sunrise a Song of Two Humans where they're on the date in town and so wrapped up in each other they cross a busy intersection without noticing the traffic. Copied so many times since, but classic.
     
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  30. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    That tracking shot in Goodfellas where Henry and Karen are shown to their table.



    Or the scene where Henry introduces the guys - Jimmy "Two Times" etc



    Dammit, just about any scene from Scorsese's masterpiece.
     
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