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Random movie scene thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, May 4, 2020.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    This scene always gets me rolling.
    "Mike Douglas makes me moist. Only white man who ever did that."

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Love this from The Sting

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  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Dennis Farina at his finest in Midnight Run. (NSFW-language)

    My other fave from the movie.
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  4. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    William Goldman's screenplay describes the moment that fight is resolved. "As he finishes speaking, Butch delivers the most aesthetically exquisite kick in the balls in modern American cinema".

    The screenplay is online for free at http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/Butch_Cassidy_and_the_Sundance_Kid.pdf

    It's a fabulous read, not just for the dialogue but for the descriptive language throughout. Well worth the read.
    Last edited: May 5, 2020
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite clips from one of my favorite movies.
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  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. The look on the dude's face when Newman laid down his hand makes the scene.

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  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    The camera panning in on the 4 jacks that coincides with the train whistle.
    Just perfection.
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  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    'Your boss is a very good card player. How does he do it?"

    "He cheats."
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    A classic scene for any 80s kid. But the first 45-60 seconds, when "The Touch" kicks in and Optimus lays waste to the entire Decepticon army to get to Megatron, is a perfect 10 on the badassery scale.

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  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I'm not gonna link it but the Terrance Mann "People will come Ray, people will come" scene from Field of Dreams is an all-time classic.
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  11. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    All these years later I still can't believe they went here.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    That's the one people always talk about, but the deaths that always stuck with me were the earlier ones on the shuttle. Those cheap Korean animators somehow perfectly captured this horrific look of pain, confusion and fear on Prowl's face as he gets shot, his insides start melting, smoke pours out of his mouth and he realizes he's going to die (at the 34-second mark), all in about two seconds. Somebody described that to me when I was 10, before I had seen the movie, and it gave me the chills. Even seeing it now, 34 years later, it is still haunting.
    Poor Ratchet gets taken down in a heroic stand that leaves holes in him. Brawn explodes. And then Ironhide ... damn.
    If Optimus' last stand that I linked above is his greatest moment, the one that defines him as a badass hero, then coldly sneering, slinging out a one-liner and blowing off Ironhide's head at point blank range is Megatron's. Just so damn cold and evil. He was never a more lethal threat than in that scene.

    Those were four Autobots that had been a huge part of the TV series. Characters we had grown to know and love as kids for two years at that point. And they're all brutally murdered in the first 10 minutes of the movie. Up until that point, we had seen Transformers get shot and injured, but they were always repaired. Everything was OK in the end. This scene showed they could die. It changed all of the rules.

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