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  1. dpfrazier

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    What are some of your favorite movie scenes? Here are few of the more riveting variety that come to mind…

    A Few Good Men – Cruise and Nicholson thunder away at each other in the courtroom – “You can’t handle the truth!”

    Good Will Hunting – Williams gives it to Damon on the park bench – “Your move, chief”

    The Queen – Mirren loses her composure a bit after seeing the buck, but then steels herself again

    Gladiator – Crowe reveals his identity to Phoenix in the arena – “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius… father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next”
     
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    Click - the scene where Sandler is dying

    Employee of the month - "Don't cry, i'll cry for you"

    Kickin it old skool - "F**K you Mr.Ferguson, just kidding i need still need this job."

    My Sassy Girl - the 10 ways to keep her happy

    Ratatouille - When Igor turns into a nice guy

    spider man 3 - harry dies
     
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    Thinking of scenes, as opposed to simply quotes, a few that have stood out in my mind have been (I reserve the right to add more later):

    When Harry Met Sally - the scene at the end on New Year's Eve when Harry realizes he is in love with Sally and runs through the streets to make it to her on time...followed by the speech he gives her.

    Steel Magnolias - the funeral scene when Sally Field's character breaks down and lets it all out...followed immediately by the "hit Wheeza" moment. Laughter through tears is the best and I cry and laugh every time I see that scene (which has been too many to count).

    Some Kind of Wonderful - the party scene at the end of the movie when they walk in and are confronted by her ex-boyfriend who proceeds to try to make her "beg" for his forgiveness in front of all her old friends...followed by the "tough" but gentle guys bustin' in to take over...followed by the giving of the earrings. Damn that was a good movie.

    The Outsiders - the rumble scene, it starts to rain on the brawl as Matt Dillon comes barreling down the hill to join in. Priceless.

    The Notebook - when it starts to rain on their canoe excursion and the emotions are mounting and everything just comes to a head, the letters, the waiting, the love that never diminished...followed by the infamous kiss.

    300 - when the king looks to the queen and she nods slightly (a symbol of how much he respects her)...followed by kicking the messenger into the hole. Amazing adrenaline moment.

    A few other moments:

    Young Guns - yelling "regulators saddle up" as they head off to their fate.

    Pulp Fiction - the needle straight in the heart.

    Crash - the racist cop pulling the black woman he had previously assaulted from the burning car.

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High - the pizza scene in the classroom.


    **I apologize for any spoilers**
     
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    Mistreated Bride 3 (uncensored) the beginning 3 minutes.
     
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    The Departed

    Mark Wahlberg (Dignam) tells Leonardo DiCaprio (Costigan) that he and Captain Queenan are the only 2 people alive that even know Costigan's a cop. How about we erase your file and you're just another soldier for Costello open to arrest for I don't know how many felonies. Costigan gets pissed, knocks Dignam's coffee from his hand, and says, how about I ****in kill you? How about I ****in kill you?

    The instigating from Wahlberg's character was great and DiCaprio's reaction was priceless.
     
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    I don't watch many movies - but of the few I've seen, these stand out:

    Airplane -
    - "Surely you can't be serious."
    - "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."

    Good Will Hunting
    - "It's not your fault..." (repeated several times).
     
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    There's one from Wild Things that I remember.
     
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    * The crop duster scene in "North by Northwest."
    * The final scene of alienation where the angels can no longer be heard in "La Dolce Vita."
    * Medal ceremony in "Donnie Brasco"
    * Opening sequence of "Apocalypse Now"
     
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    I agree that it's a great scene, Rickson.
    The Departed

    Mark Wahlberg (Dignam) tells Leonardo DiCaprio (Costigan) that he and Captain Queenan are the only 2 people alive that even know Costigan's a cop. How about we erase your file and you're just another soldier for Costello open to arrest for I don't know how many felonies. Costigan gets pissed, knocks Dignam's coffee from his hand, and says, how about I ****in kill you? How about I ****in kill you?

    The instigating from Wahlberg's character was great and DiCaprio's reaction was priceless.
     
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    * Volleyball scene in "Meet the Parents."
    * Turn in the guns scene in "Bloody Sunday."
     
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    Full Metal Jacket-the scene where the new r e c r u i t s meet their sergeant "you are not even human EFFing beings!" lol
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=zeX5HSBFooI

    Memento- scene where Carrie-anne moss's starts swearing her head off at Guy Pierce's character
     
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    i just googled that one..........Anime???
    just from the title it sounds wrong
     
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    It's A Wonderful Life, the "curtain call" ending where all the townspeople show up to help George Baily in his moment of need. "Teacher Says whenever a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." "Atta boy, Clarence. Atta boy." The cast sings Auld Lang Syne.
     
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    Excellent choice Nuke. That as well as the scene from Scrooge where Alastair Sim chases his maid down the stairs in a delirious craze are two that crossed my mind as well.
     
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    Every scene with Spicoli is pure gold...!
     
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    Haha Classic!!!

    One of my favourite oldies:

    Super Troopers
    "I swear to god I'll pistol whip the next guy that says shenanigans"

    "Hey Farva, whats the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy sh*t on the walls and the mozarella sticks?"

    "You mean Shenanigans?"

    The look on their faces... actually, most of the movie is funny...
     
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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - The final showdown scene is incredible. Clint at his absolute best.

    BTW: Airplane has gotta be the funniest movie I've EVER seen!
     
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    Grandma's Boy:

    There is nothing in this entire world funnier than the Dance Dance Revolution scene.

    Office Space:

    Copier beatdown.
     
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    My Sassy Girl- When Gyeon-Woo meets the girl with his auntie at the end
    Huo Yuan Jia- Where Jet Li defeats four successive champions from four different European Nations
    Shaolin Soccer- "That's my wrench. I use it for screwing"
    Windstruck- The lead girl thinks she sees her deceased boyfriend walking on the street; when she chases him down he says "I used to be able to run well, but now I only have one lung"
     
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    The Life of Brian- The closing song: Always Look on the Brighter Side of Life

    Gone in Sixty Seconds (original version)- The last 2/3's of the movie is one giant car chase

    Terminator 2- The LA River scene

    Dirty Harry- The second (final) "I know what you're thinkin..." scene

    The Road Warrior- The final tanker truck scene

    Raiders of the Lost Ark- The openning giant rolling ball/boulder scene, esp the ending line: "show a little backbone, will ya".

    There's Something About Mary- Pick one...

    Aliens- The lockerroom scene where we are introduced to the Space Marines.
     
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    Menage a trois?
     
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    Field of Dreams

    The scene at the end when Ray meets his father...

    "Hey... dad?" "You wanna have a catch?"
     
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    16 Candles - closing scene......:)

    oh, and ditto on the Gladiator reveal.

    Sense & Sensibility when Elinor Dashwood realizes Edward isn't the Mr. Ferras that was married...

    Bridget Jones - after the fight between Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver and Daniel tells Bridget "Come on Bridget, we belong together - you, me, your little skirt. If I can't make it with you then I can't make it with anyone." and she responds ’’That’s not a good enough offer for me.’’

    Braveheart scene when Robert the Bruce is entrenched in his guilt and talking to his father about betraying William Wallace and talks about not wanting to lose heart and to believe as strongly as Wallace.

    the chase scene in ET... classic

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - the end.......

    Pretty Woman - when Julia Roberts goes back to the boutique that gave her a hard time and told them they had made a big mistake! and when she's in the tub with the headphones just singing her heart out to Prince's Kiss...and Richard Gere is just sitting there watching her...smiling. ***without her realizing it***
     
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    Boondock Saints, when the cat gets shot. Also, the ending courtroom scene.

    300- chest kicks, shield smacks, etc.

    V For Vendetta - Revealing the backstory.
     
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    The opening scene for both " The Godfather" and " The Godfather II".
     
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    More than I can go into...just a few....

    The boys get lost trying to find their way to the stage...Spinal Tap

    I have a vewy gweat fwend in Wome who's name is Biggus Dickus...The Life of Brian....I'm on the floor EVERY time I see this....

    The Fierce French taunting scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail....
    "Your Mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries....I fart in your general direction....."
     
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    Wow, indeed. My Sassy Girl - the 10 ways to keep her happy.
     
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    what do you mean backstory - after Evey is tortured and then realizes what was going on? and he explains himself? :eek:
     
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    top gun- when they flip the bird
    anchor man- pretty much all the scenes. especially "i'm walking off a situation."
     
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    wow, another My Sassy girl fan :eek:

    you people seriously need to check it out. it's a korean romantic comedy...you can get english subtitles -_-

    one of the best I've seen ever..

    one of my favorite scenes from the movie aside from the 2 that were mentioned is: when she's trying to tell the guy that she's sorry...that she can't help it... across the canyon and she's yelling at the top of her lungs/crying and he can't hear her.
     
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    * Any scene with Jack Nicholson in "The Departed."
    * Any scene with Jack Black in "High Fidelity."
     
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    Pulp Fiction

    Samuel L Jackson as Jules

    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

    .....BANG
     
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    "The Boondock Saints" director Troy Duffy let his huge ego get out of control and the studios shut him down. He ended up seeing almost no money from the theatrical release and DVD (which is making considerable money).

    The documentary "Overnight" is greatly enjoyable; it documents how he became completely full of himself, bullied everyone, and lost everything. He pretty much shot himself in the head.

    Great scenes:

    * When Harvey Weinstein pulls the huge deal away from Troy Duffy in "Overnight."
    * The "You're no cop" scenes from "The Departed" where Mark Wahlberg interviews DiCaprio and Damon for jobs.
     
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    Superbad
    When the guys are in the cafeteria and Seth reveals his disorder as an 8 year old.

    V for Vendetta
    V's little speech to Evey after dispatching the two fingermen at the begining.
     
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    Here's another one from "This is Spinal Tap"

    The "Lick my love pump" scene is great
     
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    Many scenes from "Night of the Hunter"

    Shelly Winters, dead under the water, the children boating down the river, the famous scene about good versus evil.

    All of "Citizen Kane". The scene where the camera cranes down into the nightclub, his wife doing jigsaw puzzles in fromt of the huge fireplace, the last scene of Rosebud thrown into the flames.

    Some nice scenes in "Peewee Herman's Big Adventure". Inside the t-rex, riding his bicycle, Walking down the shadowed alleyway and growling at onlookers.

    "The wizard of Oz", The tornado scen with Dorothy in the house, when she opens the door and everything is in color, the fielf of poppies.

    Rita Hayworth singing "Put the Blame on Maime"- from "Gilda" (I think).

    The scene in the house of mirrors in "The Lady from Shanghi".

    "Wayne's World" where the airplains are flying overhead.

    Many scenes from "Magnolias". Where the Tom Cruise character goes on a crazy rant, the rain of frogs, where the characters begin singing the same song.

    Some movie I don't know the title (Japanese?) where a large man-like figure made of clay pulls a giant spike out of his own forehead and impales his enemy on a high archway.

    A scene from an old movie, "Diamonds and Crime" where the characters sit around a table and do double-takes.

    The Marx brother's "A Night at the Opera" Where it seems like hundreds of people are packed into a tiny room.

    When Humphry Bogart climbs out of the river in "African Queen" all covered with leeches, then has to go back in to pull the boat.

    The Shower murder scene in Hitchcock's "Psycho".

    In "Forbidden Planet", when the id-creature is burning through the impenetrable walls.

    In Cocteau's "La Belle et la Bete"- many scenes.

    "Pan's Labrynth" many scenes, the officer stitching his own mouth.

    "Amelie" when she sticks her hand into a sack of grain and other scenes.

    Too many to go on-- scenes from "Metropolous" Busby Berkley films, "King Kong" (original), "Fantasia", "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "A Clockwork Orange", "Alien", "Manhattan", "Blade Runner", "Chinatown" (She's my sister, she's my daughter..), "Dr. Strangelove", "Shane", "Taxi Driver"...
     
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    Saw - The Ending. Best Twist ever.
     
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    League of Their Own - No crying in baseball scene.

    Rounders - All-In scene between Mike and Teddy KGB

    Office Space - Opening scene with Peter, Samir, and Michael Bolton driving to work.

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Scene were Freddy is examined by Dr. Schaufhaussen.

    Godfather - All family business settled scene.

    Enter the Dragon - Lee fights O'Hara scene.

    Mystery Men - Superhero audition scene.
     
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    The Kingdom: Pretty much the last 45 minutes or so. Incredibly intense stuff.
     
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    Comebacks - when the movie is over

    Epic movie - when the movie is over

    those 2 were just a giant waste of time
     
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    * "Peaceful Closure" scene at the end of John Frankenheimer's "Ronin."
    * Scene from "Wag the Dog" where Dunst's character shoots fake footage with a Tostitos bag representing the kitten that will be put in later. De Niro's character explains what will happen if she ever talks about it; great reactions from Dunst.
    * I second the mention of "Always Look on the Brighter Side of Life" at the end of "Life of Brian."
     
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    Yeah, that was great too.....
    do you remember the "None could be more black" scene too?
    What a wanker
     
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    Sort of...the story of the girl and the roses...?

    It added more depth, making it more of a revenge story than just some random guy trying to take down government.
     
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    Godfather II
    The scene in the Las Veags casino room that Michael offers to buy out Mo Green, and Mo Green goes ".. You don't buy me out, I buy you out..." The scene is the father of a lot of mob scenes for the next 30 years.
     
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    Haha I LOVE My Sassy Girl :D Most of the scenes from that movie would qualify as favorite scenes...
    When they play the hitting game after that little kid draws a line on the subway
    When the girl trades her heels with her boyfriend, and then makes him chase her around the park
    The 100th day anniversary scene when he brings a rose to her class while she plays Canon...

    Borderline obsession? Maybe. :)
     
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    * The Moscow bar scene where the man has scopolamine (burundanga) slipped into his drink and is blackmailed in "Tycoon: A New Russian."

    * About a half dozen scenes from "The Manchurian Candidate."
     
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    The ending of Pan's Labyrinth
     
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    Close Encounters: the mother spaceship hovering. and humans holding hands with the aliens.

    LOTR 1: the huge cave in the end crumbling, with the Balrog chasing them, and Gandalf falling while fighting the Balrog.

    2001: going through the wormhole (or warp or whatever).

    Mission to Mars: End scene in which Martian walks earthlings through history and evolution.

    Motorcycle Diaries: protagonist hugs lepers before leaving leper colony.
     
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    the blues brothers -
    where jake and elwood are negotiating to buy a keyboard from ray charles, and a kid tries to steal a guitar on the wall of the shop before being shot at by ray. :D
     
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