The most amazing movie scene in film history

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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:57 pm

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Not the sword fight between Gisbourne and Hood in the Adventures of Robin Hood?


which version?
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 pm

I may have been confusing the old TV series with the 1938 one then.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:16 pm

I would say the most amazing movie scene I've seen was Spencer Tracy's final speech in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. I would say it ties with the final dance scene in the Bollywood movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi... both are truly epic moments that bring together the entire movie into a single moment of greatness (much like Sean Connery explained as Ramirez in Highlander 2 "Most people have a full measure of life... and most people just watch it slowly drip away. But if you can summon it all up... at one time... in one place... you can accomplish something... glorious.")
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:01 pm

I don't think it's been mentioned yet, the car chase scene in Bullitt. Turn it up!
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:02 pm

These previous entries are awesome, and kudos for starting this thread. These are ones that come to mind for me.

Lady Vengeance when she gets her little white cake and it starts snowing, I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

And the scenes including the lines:

"You want the truth, you can't handle the truth!"
"NO PRISONERS!"

and

"There can be only one" (at the very end of the movie)
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:04 pm

Final battle scene of matrix 3 or Star Wars 1
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:12 am

any and all scenes from Salò

the rest of these movies are all in the Bollywood genre:

gabbar singh's death in Sholay

the "speech" in 3 Idiots

the sad ending in Devdas (2002 version)

the tear jerkin' plot twist towards the end in Kal Ho Naa Ho
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:30 am

To add one more:

The Speech in Patton to the 3d Army.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:49 am

thegleek wrote:
Scrotos wrote:Bollywood is a term used for Indian/Hindu films: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollywood

lol having watched over 100-200 (maybe more) bollywood filmi, i'd like to think i know the definition for that is! :P


Then why'd you ask if a Korean movie was Bollywood? Oh ho ho!

On the asian theme, Bangkok Dangerous (not the US remake), when the main character's pal does the hit in the restaurant.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:38 am

Vrock wrote:Not the bridge demolition in Bridge on the River Kwai?
Not the chariot race in Ben-Hur?


Now those are memorable scenes. I thought it fitting the bridge fell with the good-guy perp. Perversely, I felt a little bad for Ben-Hur's antagonist on his deathbed.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 pm

I just thought of another.....The Teahouse shootout in Hard Boiled. (and the never once reloaded LOL)
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:26 pm

Ending of October Sky.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:05 pm

That seen in Cool as Ice when Johnny Van Owen (Vanilla Ice) came out on his Suzuki GSX-R750M wearing is cool rapper pants. Ohhh I still have goosebumps to this very day. If only every movie could move people like that movie did.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:45 pm

trackerben wrote:Perversely, I felt a little bad for Ben-Hur's antagonist on his deathbed.

That's because that scene was brilliantly written, set, lit, and acted. I think even Judah felt a little bad for Messala.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:51 pm

TurtlePerson2 wrote:The War Scene (Children of Men) - Easily the greatest single take scene I have ever seen.


The Dunkirk evacuation in Atonement is just as amazing. Although I've yet to see any extended scene rival The Mill and the Cross in integrative concept. The film appears to be an exposition of a monolithic canvas of juxtaposited historical events.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:17 pm

Arclight wrote:From my personal experience, the scene that stuck in my head the most was when Neo takes the red pill and gets pulled out of the Matrix. I mean that scene was effing incredible.

For me its either the scene during training:
"This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent, others can be broken. Understand? Then hit me, if you can."


or in the subway when he decides to stop running and fight smith.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:24 pm

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Arclight wrote:From my personal experience, the scene that stuck in my head the most was when Neo takes the red pill and gets pulled out of the Matrix. I mean that scene was effing incredible.

For me its either the scene during training:
"This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent, others can be broken. Understand? Then hit me, if you can."


or in the subway when he decides to stop running and fight smith.
Trinity: What's he doing?
]Morpheus: He's beginning to believe


Those are good ones. I saw The Matrix three times in the theater while on Spring Break in college. I thought the standing up and saying "no" and watching him pluck bullets out of the air trumped those, but they certainly built that scene up.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:41 pm

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trackerben wrote:Perversely, I felt a little bad for Ben-Hur's antagonist on his deathbed.

That's because that scene was brilliantly written, set, lit, and acted. I think even Judah felt a little bad for Messala.


Yea I remember thinking that as well. At the end Judah did explicitly reform on the example of the consumnate Christ. The final scenes with the rescue and redemption of his mother and sister should have been the highlight but was mildly disappointing.

A better example of allegorical Romano-Babylon would be the made-for-TV Masada (1981). The entrenchments and tower warfare contests and the actual 2-millenia- old siege ramp built by the X Legion Fretensis gave rise to amazing scenery and a very intelligent script.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:08 pm

Cary Grant in the chase atop Mt. Rushmore, in Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest".
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:52 pm

ludi wrote:Not even one vote for an HK martial arts flick yet?

I nominate the final fight scene of Jackie Chan's "Legend of Drunken Master" (a.k.a. DMII, not the original '78 flick). Everything in that scene, from the moment he re-enters the steel mill, comes together perfectly...and then continues about three times longer than you ever expected, escalating at just the right rate.

IP MAN, the scene where he first fights the 10 Japanese martial arts students at the generals headquarters.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:54 am

Scrotos wrote:Then why'd you ask if a Korean movie was Bollywood? Oh ho ho!

Easy. I don't speak Hindi.. And Shiri could easily be a Hindi word or any other 1,000 different languages of India. That's why.

And the fact they release over 100 films every year, if not more, it's difficult to keep track of filmi in different languages. got it?
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:59 am

Aspleme wrote:I would say it ties with the final dance scene in the Bollywood movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi... both are truly epic moments that bring together the entire movie into a single moment of greatness

I dunno. I just got done watching 3 hours of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. It was moving along just fine right up to that final dance!

Yes, it was cool that Raj finally presented himself as Suri. But she wasn't mad for all the lies? gimme a break? most women if put through that would have gone ballistic on him. And why did Suri remain Suri if he was so good as his Raj role-playing? Finally, and gimme a break that the wife, tanni, couldn't recognize her own husband after removal of mustache, glasses, a change of cloths and hair-do. Gimme a break! So Fake!

...nonetheless, i enjoyed the movie, but far from epic.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:53 pm

Dead Alive. Our hero takes a rotary lawn mower to a room full of Zombies. I believe it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 - 80 and the room is about 3' deep in mush and parts afterwards.

By far the most violent scenes ever filmed.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

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PenGun wrote:Dead Alive. Our hero takes a rotary lawn mower to a room full of Zombies. I believe it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 - 80 and the room is about 3' deep in mush and parts afterwards.

By far the most violent scenes ever filmed.

You obviously live under a rock. Here's a list that will blow your mind:

1. Ichi the Killer (2001)
2. À l’Intérieur (2007)
3. Cutting Moments (1999)
4. Augst Underground's Mordum (2003)
5. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
6. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)
7. Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985)
8. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
9. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1977)

Go crazy!
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:30 am

Sodom is just gross. I've read the source material and seen part o the movie. There's not talent, just gross out ability. It's sad how many people think it's deep or avante garde. It requires as much artistic ability as shoving my junk downa garbage disposal. It's awful.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:39 am

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PenGun wrote:Dead Alive. Our hero takes a rotary lawn mower to a room full of Zombies. I believe it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 - 80 and the room is about 3' deep in mush and parts afterwards.

By far the most violent scenes ever filmed.

You obviously live under a rock. Here's a list that will blow your mind:

1. Ichi the Killer (2001)
2. À l’Intérieur (2007)
3. Cutting Moments (1999)
4. Augst Underground's Mordum (2003)
5. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
6. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)
7. Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985)
8. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
9. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1977)

Go crazy!

Oh you have some nice ones there for sure. It's just the sheer number of victims, the fact it's a full room and the amount of carnage byproducts that set it apart. Some of those are much nastier. My son had one from the 30s that was just about unwatchable, can't remember the name.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:49 am

Two spring to mind:

1) The opening sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark; and
2) The car chase in Bullit.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:19 am

paulWTAMU wrote:Sodom is just gross. I've read the source material and seen part o the movie. There's not talent, just gross out ability. It's sad how many people think it's deep or avante garde. It requires as much artistic ability as shoving my junk downa garbage disposal. It's awful.

Yes, it's gross. Not everything has to be Disney.

There ton's of talent in it!

- It's in the Criterion Collection
- The film is considered a masterpiece by some artists.
- Acclaimed director Michael Haneke named the film his 4th favorite film when he voted for the 2002 Sight and Sound poll
- director Catherine Breillat and film critic Joel David also voted for the film
- A 2000 poll of critics conducted by The Village Voice named it the 89th greatest film of the 20th century
- In 2006, the Chicago Film Critics Association named Salò the 65th scariest film ever made
- In 2010, the Toronto International Film Festival placed it at #47 on its list of The Essential 100 films
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:38 am

The new Battleship has an amazing climax where the USS Missouri closely maneuvers and fights like a man 'o war from the age of fighting sail. After running flank to cross the enem y's T at the tip of the peninsula, the battlewagon drops anchor and spins her hull around to quickly slave the fixed guns broadside to the enemy for a crushing salvo. Really cool skillfest and even slightly believable tactics.
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