Favourite Moments In Movies


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Jun 7, 2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
After re-watching a few favourites of mine, just thought It would be fun to start a thread where we can share and discuss some of our all time movie moments, those moments that stay with you even years after watching the movie :)

So I'll start and nominate Jurassic Park as one of my favourites, My favourite scene is when the game warden (Bob Peck) is hunting the Velociraptor and he lays his hat down, aims his gun at a Raptor in the clearing only for another Raptor to emerge from a bush inches away at which point Peck turns towards her and says.

"Clever Girl."

such a fantastic and memorable scene! So what are some of your favourite moments?
Pep talk moment - JJ Abrahms Star Trek.
Pike says to Kirk, " your father was captain of a Starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives, including your mother's and yours. I dare you to do better."

Romantic moment - Lost in Translation.
Bill Murray runs up to Scarlett Johansson
at the end before he leaves. He whispers something that even the writers don't know about as it was left to Bill.

Scariest moment - Exorcist.
When 'help me' appears on her stomach!!!!!

Funniest moment - 80's film The Money Pit.
I don't know anyone who has seen this but the whole film is hilarious. The funniest part is when Tom Hanks lands in a bath and roller coasters through the house causing destruction.

Goosebumps moment - Hunger Games, Catching Fire.
When arms are raised in a three finger salute to defy the Capitol and to start a revolution.

Flirting moment- Casino Royale.
Vesper arrives on the train flings her bag down, sits opposite Bond and announces "I'm the money." A wonderful conversation then ensues.

Breathtaking moment - Blade Runner.
When you see the amazing views on the planet. Wow!
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I like the lighting of thr beacons in LOTR, and Pippin's song.

In Empire Strikes Back I like all the Cloud city stuff, especially Han and Leia.

I love Shawshank Redemption, especially the end. And I also love the opening scene (not the prologue-y bit) of Guardians of the Galaxy, and the big where the Novacore's ship defence is linked.

Oh and 'attack ships off the shoulder of Orion' in Bladerunner.
Lots of bits in Lord of the Rings, including the March of the Ents and when Gandalf rides out to aid the Gondor men. And Theoden's resigned face when he sees the Witch King flying at him.

Some of my favorite moments involve awesome camera techniques and direction and I'm a real fan of continuous shots. I love the scene in Warrior King when Tony Jaa is making his way up some massive stairs fighting many, many people and it's all one shot. Mr Blonde walking out of the warehouse, to his car and then back in Reservoir Dogs.

The opening scene of Inglorious Bastards, holy heck.

The fight between Wesley and Inigo in The Princess Bride.

When Samara pops out of the tv in The Ring.

The ending to Some Like It Hot, such a brilliant line. Also any time Tony Curtis talks when pretending to be the Captain guy.

"NOW a warning?" Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her, I just love that line.

The scene in Poltergeist when the mother turns around and the chairs are all stacked on the table.

There will be many more that have currently slipped my mind!
The scene on the crest of the road in Close Encounters of the Third Kind when the UFOs first appear in earnest, when Barry is standing in the road.

The voiceover at the end of Session 9: 'And where do you live, Simon?'; 'I live in the weak, and the wounded...'

The Battle of Coruscant at the beginning of ROTS

Queen Amidala's lines in Theed Palace at the beginning of TPM, in particular; 'Beware, Viceroy, the Federation has gone too far this time,' and 'I will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war,'

When the bone thrown in the air changes to the spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey

When you first see Mr Babadook in The Babadook

Margot Channing's (Bette Davis) party in All About Eve

The T-Rex and raptor scrap at the end of Jurassic Park, culminating in the roar as the 'When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth' banner falls.

The finale to The Mist

The last scene of The Blair Witch Project

The footsteps in talc in Paranormal Activity
The panning camera fixed to the rotary fan scene in Paranormal Activity 3 where the sheet sneaks up.

The Diva Plavalaguna performance in The Fifth Element

When the Icarus arrives in Mercury's orbit in Sunshine

The low-camera angle on Danny Torrance's go-kart when he's peddling round the Overlook and the noises of the wheels change from carpet and wood in The Shining

The sacrifice at the end of The Wicker Man (the original)

The opening music and camerawork introduces the township of Eastwick in The Witches of Eastwick

The scene on the railway tracks at the end of The Night of the Demon

When Whoopi Goldberg plays Close To You at the end of Boys on the Side and the camera pans around the room.

Angela Bassett's rant in Waiting to Exhale

The lead up to the reveal at the end of Don't Look Now

I suppose I should stop.

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"Monsters from the id." Forbidden Planet.

"By telling him this, aren't we changing the timeline?" McCoy.
"How do we know he didn't invent the bloody thing?" Scotty. Star Trek 4 The Voyage Home.

"Hey really, what if he can read our minds."
"Then he's going to be real mad by the time he gets to me." Lead up to the final battle. The Thing from another world.

"And just like that; he's gone." Final line from the Usual Suspects.
1. "I'll have what she's having." - The middle aged lady sitting one table over from Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) after Sally simulates an orgasm at Katz deli in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.

2. "We are not things" - The Splendid Angharad in MAX MAD: FURY ROAD.

3. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) running like a bat out of hell as the giant stone ball rumbles after him... then later screaming "I HATE SNAKES!" at the getaway pilot's pet snake Reggie slithering up his lap in the plane.

4. The opening scene of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S when Audrey Hepburn is having a croissant and coffee while window shopping in front of Tiffany's in a verge-of-waking New York City at dawn.

5. The scene where Morpheus explains to Neo (and shows him) what's happened to the world in THE MATRIX.

6. "Oh yeah - and don't drive on the railroad tracks" - Phil the weatherman in GROUNDHOG DAY while driving himself and two drunken louts on the Punxatawny railroad track when he realises that he can't die thanks to being stuck in the time loop.

7. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." - THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

8. The scene where Barbara and Adam Maitland first visit the Afterlife to get help and they sit together with all the other ghosts who all look exactly how they did when they died.

9. The ending of THE SIXTH SENSE when we realise that Bruce Willis's character is dead. Gruesomely so. I watched in a cinema in Los Angeles the summer it came out and the entire audience jumped and shrieked!

10. "I couldn't help it..." - Ray Stantz just before the gigantic Mr Staypuffed Marshmallow Man stomped into view in GHOSTBUSTERS.

11. "I collect spores, molds, and fungus" - Egon Spengler to Janine in GHOSTBUSTERS. Gawd, I miss Harold Ramis.
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“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya to Vizzini. The Princess Bride. Ha, we could start a new thread on how many great lines came out of that movie.

"If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training, you will be a weapon. You will be a minister of death praying for war. But until that day you are pukes. You are the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human f*cking beings. You are nothing but unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian sh*t! Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair. There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on n*ggers, k*kes, w*ps or grea*ers. Here you are all equally worthless. And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps. Do you maggots understand that?" Sgt Hartman. Full Metal Jacket.
“Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!” Peter Sellers. Dr Strangelove.

"Hey, don't knock m***********. It's sex with someone I love." Woody Allen. Annie Hall.

"I am Groot." Vin Diesel. Guardians of the Galaxy.

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna to take this anymore!" Peter Finch. Network.

"In Switzerland they had brotherly love – and 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Orson Welles. The Third Man.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Roy Scheider. Jaws.

"You're not an a**hole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be." The Social Network.

"Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself." And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up." Jamie Lee Curtis. A Fish Called Wanda.
I wasn't going to because everyone knows it. But what the heck. It's magic.

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
"As long as humans can think, we'll have our problems." - Plan 9 From Outer Space

"For Frodo." - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

"You lost today kid, but that doesn't mean you have to like it." - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Bill Murray runs up to Scarlett Johansson
at the end before he leaves. He whispers something that even the writers don't know about as it was left to Bill.

By looking around the internet I actually discovered what he whispered. Although I wouldn't recommend finding out, kind of steals the magic away from such a good ending.

"And just like that; he's gone." Final line from the Usual Suspects.

Absolutely love this film, even when you re-watch knowing what's going on its still fantastic :)

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