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Old 12-20-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Favorite Scenes/Sequences Ever

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What are your favorite scenes or sequences of film and why? What moved you, made you laugh, made you love, made you hate, made you cry, made you shiver, made you gasp, made you fear, made you think, made you crazy, made you question, made your heart beat fasterůmade you want to do that too, that is, make similarly moving cinema.

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The part in one of my favorite films, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, in which, in the third act(?), Dodge connects with his estranged father and sends his lady love, Penny, home to England. While the song "The Air that I breathe" by the Hollies plays he whispers in her ear that she is the love of his life.

Why? Well, it is beautifully put together. Martin Sheen is brilliantly cast as Dodge's father. The song is just wonderful and perfect to make an old softy me like me cry. The sequence of shots is brilliantly done, culminating with the whisper mentioned above. It is cinematic beauty, if not perfection. Pitch perfect crescendo to the building romance between Dodge and Penny, plus the father/son subplot.

What are yours?
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The Matrix 1 lobby scene

Ending reunion in City Lights

Enemy reunion in Revenant

the joker making a pencil disappear
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Bane's detonator scene in The Dark Knight Rises when he blew up Gotham City including the Football stadium and the bridge.
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kevin bacon running in Death Sentence

Robert Deniro driving in the opposite direction of traffic in Ronin

Audrey Hepburn with her zebra hat talking about her family upbringing in My Fair Lady

The curious little rhino in Ace Venture 2

the insanely long single take of a massive uphill muay thai fight in The Protector

oh and serge making his espresso's in beverly hills cop.
what an awesome understated performance

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The first thing that springs to mind for me is the opening of Inglorious Basterds. I find that to be a masterpiece of tension building. I find the dialogue in that scene to be excellent - I can almost hear the characters reciting it in my head, as if it were all spoken in English. Love it.
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A scene that really made an impression on me was the one from Braveheart when Wallace yells 'freedom.' It's such a powerful scene.
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Is that Freedom speech the gold standard for rallying cries to battle? I think that's what they had in mind in Matrix 2 when Morpheus addressed Zion's people, but he couldn't pull it off as well because of his voice.
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Is that Freedom speech the gold standard for rallying cries to battle? I think that's what they had in mind in Matrix 2 when Morpheus addressed Zion's people, but he couldn't pull it off as well because of his voice.
'freedom' wasn't a rally crying for battle but it was an epic scene and oft quoted
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Well what I mean is the big speech someone makes because they're about to fight, or they're in a war, to get people pumped up.
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