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late for dinner
2009-03-31, 10:52 AM
Hey everyone. I was just wondering what your most favorite cinema moment was. It could be something that hit you emotionaly, made you laugh your butt off, or even something that was portrayed extremely well. Anyways please share....here is mine

Gladiator- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Commodus: Rise. Rise.
[Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand]
Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name. Maximus: My name is Gladiator.
[turns away from Commodus]
Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name. Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. [Commodus trembles in disbelief]

That part gives me the Chills every time I watch it. To me, I dont think there is any moment in any other movie that beats it.

LesterLester
2009-03-31, 01:43 PM
Children Of Men


this scene makes me tear up every time.



From a youtube comment(very adequate)
"An incredible scene to accompany an incredible movie. War, anarchy, chaos, but with the cry of a child, it all comes to a halt. "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rNj-YPSx08&feature=related

Joran
2009-03-31, 02:02 PM
The grand reveal of the conspiracy in Hot Fuzz:

Basically, a bunch of people get murdered in what looks likes a lone person's grandiose plot to stop commercial development for a competing supermarket.

Instead the people were murdered by the entire Neighorhood Watch Alliance to win the Village of the Year contest. The people were killed because
a) He stank at acting
b) She had an annoying laugh
c) He had a McMansion that wasn't in keeping with the rustic nature of the town
d) He was an editor of the once proud local newspaper with tons of bad spelling mistakes
e) She was a prized horticulturalist that was moving to another town and they didn't want her to spread her gifts.

What makes it completely awesome is the NWA are dressed in those "creepy conspiracy" brown robes with something that sounds like "ominous Latin chanting" in the background. They also mumble "the greater good" throughout each of the justifications.

Starscream
2009-03-31, 04:40 PM
The scene in Casablanca where the Victor Laszlo convinces the musicians to play La Marseillaise to drown out the Germans singing Die Wacht am Rhein. The Germans try to counter by singing louder, but pretty much everyone in the bar starts singing La Marseillaise as well, and the Nazis are silenced. They don't look very pleased.

Berserk Monk
2009-04-03, 06:24 PM
At the moment, can't pinpoint it, but "This is SPARTAAAAAAAA!!!" was awesome just because of all the internet parodies based off it. Not my favorite, but the best I can think of now.

Jimor
2009-04-03, 06:54 PM
The end of Once Upon a Time in the West where Henry Fonda's character Frank finds out why Charles Bronson's unnamed character has been hounding him.

Just before this scene, there's this exchange

Frank: I don't suppose you're going to tell me what this is all about.
Harmonica: Only at the point of dying.
Frank: I figured.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ4bNTU965E

Zarah
2009-04-03, 07:22 PM
The Usual Suspects. If you've seen it, then you know.

And like that. *Poof* He's gone.

Sneak
2009-04-03, 07:27 PM
The Usual Suspects. If you've seen it, then you know.

And like that. *Poof* He's gone.

YES.

Also, I think pretty much every scene from Cool Hand Luke qualifies.

Mr._Blinky
2009-04-03, 07:46 PM
I can't really say the moment, as it would spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it, but the ending of The Usual Suspects.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that...he's gone.

EDIT: Dammit, simu'd by Zarah for the EXACT SAME SCENE.:smalltongue:

T-O-E
2009-04-03, 07:51 PM
Highlander 1, the final fight.
Batty's death in Bladerunner.

Muz
2009-04-03, 09:58 PM
I doubt I could pick a single favorite, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread topic was Gandalf's death in FOTR (and the aftermath right outside). Geez, I even knew he was coming back and I got choked up from the portrayal. (Mostly due to Pippin Drop-stuff-into-the-well Took.) :smallsmile:

X2
2009-04-03, 11:15 PM
Evil Dead 2, Ash gearing up his chainsaw hand and close range shotgun followed up by the greatest line ever!

"Groovy..."

*triumphant fanfare*

Finn Solomon
2009-04-04, 04:54 AM
The T-Rex eating the Raptor just in time. Nothing else even comes close.

thubby
2009-04-04, 06:34 AM
I always liked the scene in radio where radio is giving away his Christmas gifts, and the later scene where the officer is helping him. :smallbiggrin:

or maybe near the end of we were soldiers, where the reporter is narrating, and the camera just hangs on a tiny American flag stuck in a splintered piece of wood.

Serpentine
2009-04-04, 06:44 AM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Iron%20Avatarist%20Entries/inigo-montoya-scene.gif
Say. No. MOAR!

Boo
2009-04-04, 07:01 AM
The T-Rex eating the Raptor just in time. Nothing else even comes close.

That reminds me of Jurassic Park... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra5v3nT8Mn0)


Perhaps my favourite was something in a classic, but because most people are into the newer movies... the puppet fight scene in Stardust. I just like seeing that... Maybe I'm obsessed with seeing human puppets being forced to kill people, or maybe not. Either way it was fun to watch.

Okay, it wasn't my favourite. I just felt that it deserved a mention.

As for favourite moments... I really don't have one. Maybe... one of Gene Kelly's dance numbers in Cover Girl. The one involving himself and himself. Either that, or Fred Astaire's Ritz number in a different movie.

Canadian
2009-04-04, 10:29 PM
When I forced "comprehension by pugilation" on the jerk behind me who was kicking the back of my seat.

Berserk Monk
2009-04-05, 12:27 AM
One moment that always makes me laugh is in Watchmen when Laurie and Dan go on their date and 99 Luftbalons starts playing in the background. Great song, why it's in that movie no clue. Still awesome.

My favorite movie moment though would have to be at the end of the Dark Knight when Commissioner Gordon gives his speech at the end about how Batman is the hero Gotham "deserves, not the one it needs...we'll hunt him because he can take...he's not a hero, he's a silent guardian, a dark knight."

SDF
2009-04-05, 12:38 AM
Road to Perdition, pretty much the best scene evar. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK7hBG4xQhQ&feature=related)

pondshadow
2009-04-05, 06:58 AM
The I drink your milkshake scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B35rYEkYgvs) in There Will Be Blood.

Arlion
2009-04-05, 02:01 PM
The Godfather part 1-When Tessio understood that his betrayal was discovered,and that he is going to die

bosssmiley
2009-04-06, 05:54 AM
Zulu

Men of Harlech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI)
or
"You think I could stand this butcher's yard more than once?"
or
"Fire!" "ADVANCE!" "Fire!" "ADVANCE!" "Fire!" "ADVANCE!" "Fire!" "ADVANCE!"

:cool::cool::cool:

Zulu is even cooler than Jason and the Argonauts, or Sinbad, or LOTR.
It is pure cinematic Great British Win!

Hzurr
2009-04-06, 11:14 AM
Hmm...there are several:

Usual Suspects - for reasons that have been mentioned

The opening credits for every starwars prequel - While the end result was bad, every time I went to see one, and the opening Starwars music started playing, I immediately felt like I was 12 again.

Fellowship of the Ring - The death of Boromir. Sean Bean is one of my favorite actors, and that death scene was beautifully done

Godfather, Part 2 - the scene where Kay confronts Michael about the lost baby. Al Pachino's acting is some of the most amazing I've ever seen, because while his face never really changes, you can watch his eyes, and you slowly become terrified, because you think he's about to kill her.

Schindler's List - The scene at the end, when Schindler begins to regret that he didn't do more. One of those few movie scenes that comes close to making my cry every time I see it

Hot Fuzz - The last half hour of the movie.

Momento - "So what am I doing? *Sees a guy running next to him* "Oh, I'm chasing this guy." *Gunshot* "No, wait...he's chasing me."

UHF - "WHEEL OF FISH!"

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - the stare down at the end

Hmm...I know that there are more, but my brain is only on half speed right now. At the moment, I'm going to have to rank Schindler's List as my "most favorite"

Dienekes
2009-04-06, 11:37 AM
I was excited through all of the Dark Knight.

The Two Towers battle of Helm's Deep

Pretty much everything anyone's said before me

And of course. "Now son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!" the awesome that radiates from that line is almost unmatched.

And not a cinema moment. But the death of Julius Caesar in Rome.

SITB
2009-04-06, 06:57 PM
The whole Chemical Burn Scene in Fight Club

"F*ck damnation man! f*ck redemption! If we are god's unwanted children so be it!"

BRC
2009-04-06, 07:13 PM
End of Usual Suspects.

Lock, Stock, and two smoking barrels. A random stoner chick firing a Brin machine gun for thirty seconds straight in slow motion (Without hitting anything) before passing out. It was just so random it was great.
Final chase scene in the blues brother.

Harperfan7
2009-04-06, 07:29 PM
The Lobby scene in The Matrix.

Pretty much all of Princess Mononoke and 300.

My favorite ever? The Return of the King, "BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY!" - "For Frodo." Gives me chills of awesomeness.

Honorable mention - in 28 days later when the main guy realizes he's going to have to go all hero to save the girls, then becomes an unstopable bamf. Scary awesome.

Mo_the_Hawked
2009-04-06, 07:59 PM
One moment that always makes me laugh is in Watchmen when Laurie and Dan go on their date and 99 Luftbalons starts playing in the background. Great song, why it's in that movie no clue. Still awesome.

It's a song about the aftermath of nuclear war, made during the eighties dealing with cold war...it ties in neatly with the setting of the film.

Evrine
2009-04-06, 08:22 PM
The Death of Godzilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb0sLrS0kdU&feature=related)
Sadly, this particular clip doesn't do the scene full justice due to low quality and it cuts out the end of the scene, but it's the only clip I could find.

Swordfight between Inigo and the Man in Black (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3gfFVmw0kA)
While Inigo's swordfight towards the end of the movie is also great, this scene is, to me, just as awesome.

DomaDoma
2009-04-06, 08:45 PM
The scene in Two Towers where Eowyn stands out on the Edoras terrace and the wind snatches the banner away.

The lighting of the beacons in Return of the King.

Mercedes in the shed in Pan's Labyrinth. (Side note: Yeah, self-applied stitches are just the price you have to pay, bastard.)

V for Vendetta - it's a tossup between the speech, the dominoes, and the mass unmasking.

The sword-throwing scene at the very end of Braveheart. Cinema can seriously not get more mind-blowingly awesome than this.

And - keeping in mind I hate this movie as much as the next guy - the Order 66 sequence from Revenge of the Sith was just masterful.

Tam_OConnor
2009-04-06, 09:17 PM
From Tombstone:
This scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmt8C9IjClE&feature=related) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGpajGj07BU&feature=related).
The second has major spoilers, but the pertinent quote:
"Let's finish this."
"Indeed sir. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his Immortals."

Dear heavens, most of the fights from Hero. How about this one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBG05g4-H9o)

EDIT: Terribly sorry about that. Should be fixed now.

Mr._Blinky
2009-04-06, 10:30 PM
Hmm...there are several:

Usual Suspects - for reasons that have been mentioned

The opening credits for every starwars prequel - While the end result was bad, every time I went to see one, and the opening Starwars music started playing, I immediately felt like I was 12 again.

Fellowship of the Ring - The death of Boromir. Sean Bean is one of my favorite actors, and that death scene was beautifully done

Godfather, Part 2 - the scene where Kay confronts Michael about the lost baby. Al Pachino's acting is some of the most amazing I've ever seen, because while his face never really changes, you can watch his eyes, and you slowly become terrified, because you think he's about to kill her.

Schindler's List - The scene at the end, when Schindler begins to regret that he didn't do more. One of those few movie scenes that comes close to making my cry every time I see it

Hot Fuzz - The last half hour of the movie.

Momento - "So what am I doing? *Sees a guy running next to him* "Oh, I'm chasing this guy." *Gunshot* "No, wait...he's chasing me."

UHF - "WHEEL OF FISH!"

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - the stare down at the end

Hmm...I know that there are more, but my brain is only on half speed right now. At the moment, I'm going to have to rank Schindler's List as my "most favorite"
You sir have excellent taste.

From Tombstone:
This scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmt8C9IjClE&feature=related) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmt8C9IjClE&feature=related).
The second has major spoilers, but the pertinent quote:
"Let's finish this."
"Indeed sir. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his Immortals."

Dear heavens, most of the fights from Hero. How about this one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBG05g4-H9o)
The two Tombstone links are to the same video.

Tensu
2009-04-07, 02:16 AM
Do video game cinematics count?

not much of a movie fan.

though the princess bride had some great moments.

Theodoriph
2009-04-07, 03:36 AM
I'm going to assume you meant cinema moments as meaning something that occurred in a cinema =D


I don't go to the movies too often, but I'd have to say the first lord of the rings movie. When I saw that in theatres, with the huge screens and the surround sound...it was breathtaking. Absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring. It's just not the same on the small screen :(

Brewdude
2009-04-07, 03:40 AM
"Five meters. Four. Three"
"That's not possible, that's inside the room!"
Space Marine peeks in the overhead space and sees Aliens bearing down on their "fortified" position.

Best scene of the best movie, Aliens.

Avilan the Grey
2009-04-07, 04:21 AM
Not in order:

The appearence of the oliphaunt army in RoTK.

The moment all pirate ships in PotC III hoist their colors at once.

The lobby fight in The Matrix (as pointed out already)

The "You killed my father, prepare to die" scene in Princess bride (as poiinted out already)

The final scene in "Braveheart"

xPANCAKEx
2009-04-07, 09:53 AM
i can't even remember the movie now... something terrible (hence why i remember the following so well - it was far more entertaining, and worth the 4 i sort-of-paid to see the film)

teenage girl and her loud friends talking for the first 10 minutes of the film, despite many people asking them politely, and then not so politely to be quiet

then one of them starts talking on her phone

someone from the cinema comes in to tell them to be quiet or GTFO

they tell them, in a very impolite manner, "no" (the language used was a lot more colourful :smallwink: )

2 minutes later, a manager comes in they're told they have to leave

once again, impolitely, they tell them "no"

10 minutes later (a full half hour into a crummy film) 6 police officers show up, remove the loud mouthed ones to a standing ovation from all... and the manager offers everyone a refund for the inconvieniance

that was great.

Satyr
2009-04-07, 10:10 AM
While I cannot decide what was "the Best" moment in my personal history with movies (there are quite a few I am very fond of, making it hard to decide), I can remember the worst one:

I fall asleep during a movie. The movie was actually quite good (Tarkovsky's Solaris) but it was very long, and since it was shown during a movie festival, and started somewhat around midnight, I fall asleep. I still regret this, as the movie is really good, and I don't think I will ever have the chance to see it on the big screen ever again.

Quirinus_Obsidian
2009-04-08, 08:13 PM
"Ok, I'll show you a magic trick. I'm going to make this pencil...disappear".

Llama231
2009-04-08, 08:57 PM
Can I just say Monty Python and the HG?

thegurullamen
2009-04-08, 10:14 PM
I've got a lot.

"We have to save Dent! I have to save Dent!" The moment owes its impact to Gary Oldman's greatness.
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Marty writing his letter to the Doc in the diner before the dance and the exchange afterward, when Doc finds it:

Doc: "Everything will be fine." (pulls letter out of pocket) "What's the meaning of this?"
Marty: "You'll find out in thirty years."
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Excellent moment of voice acting in Kung Fu Panda:

Tai Lung: "All I ever did... I did to make you proud! Tell me how proud you are, Shifu! Tell me! TELL ME!!"
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Several others include Iron Man's patriotism and revenge fueled curb-stomping of the Ten Rings in Generickstan, the end of Saving Private Ryan, all of the other scenes from TDK, Tony Shaloub's arrival on the ship in GalaxyQuest, the intro and Hellfire songs from The Hunchback of Notre Dameand the Madagascar parkour action sequence from Casino Royale.

Sorry everything's so contemporary, but it's all I can remember off the top of my head.

Ted_Stryker
2009-04-10, 08:43 PM
If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the Reliant Prefix Code thing from Star Trek II.

Finn Solomon
2009-04-10, 11:58 PM
"Let's blow this thing kid, and we can go home!"

X2
2009-04-11, 02:22 AM
May I also add?

Sean of the Dead, Don't Stop Me Now.

Who would've thought Queen and zombie killing would go hand in hand.

Platinum_Mongoose
2009-04-16, 07:06 PM
Two shots from The Dark Knight.
1) The beginning of the car chase, when the sound all but completely cuts out.
1a) The whole damn car chase.
2) The Joker leaning out of the police car.

The Star Wars original trilogy. Every. Single. Moment. (Minus Ewoks.)
Revenge of the Sith, "You were the Chosen One!"

Most, if not all, of Princess Bride.

The moment in Serenity when the Reavers burst through the ion cloud. ("SOMEBODY FIRE!")

As someone already mentioned, the final shootout in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is amazing, but I prefer the scene right before it when Tuco (the Ugly) is searching the cemetery. The way he moves, the way the camera move, the music building up...

Any scene in anything when people walk in slow motion towards a camera, preferably while wearing an ankle-length coat of some sort and framed by something on fire. Tombstone does this perfectly. A Knight's Tale does it very well, too, given the lack of coats and fire.

And finally, the following kick-ass speeches of kick-ass-ery:
Serenity: I aim to misbehave.
Braveheart: They may take our lives...
LotR: The last march... of the Ents.
LotR: Every word spoken by Theoden.
LotR: It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered.

Colmarr
2009-04-17, 01:21 AM
Any scene in anything when people walk in slow motion towards a camera, preferably while wearing an ankle-length coat of some sort...

Hmm. You reminded me:

The scene in Face/Off when Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) walks towards the private jet and the wind whips his overcoat up around him.

Not even close to my favourite moment ever, but certainly made me thing "Woah!".


It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered.

Is that the one from Return of the King that ends "I may not be able to carry it for you... but I can carry YOU!" ?

That line brought tears to my eyes.

As for my nominations, I'd probably go with:

Fantasy: LOTR - Two towers: When Gandalf and the rohirrim arrive at Helms Deep.

Comedy: Austin Powers Goldmember. "There are two things in this world that I can't stand. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the bloody dutch!" (That line makes me laugh EVERY time)

Adventure: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Indy and Short round escape from the spike room, and Indy reaches back in to grab his hat. Awesome.

Thriller/Horror: The final scene of Cloverfield. I simply sat there for 5 minutes, unable to process the emotions that scene conjured up.

Colmarr
2009-04-17, 01:22 AM
Double post.

Platinum_Mongoose
2009-04-17, 02:04 PM
Is that the one from Return of the King that ends "I may not be able to carry it for you... but I can carry YOU!" ?


No, it's from the end of Two Towers. Basically, the movie's closing statement, intercut with the end of the Battle for Helm's Deep.

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.

A lot of people say Two Towers is the "lesser" of the trilogy, but I think it had a lot more going for it than Return of the King. All of my favorite lines from the trilogy come from it.

Scylfing
2009-04-17, 02:40 PM
Victor Laszlo leading the singing of La Marseillaise in "Casablanca" is probably the best moment in cinema history, and Charlie Chaplin's statement at the end of "The Great Dictator" is probably the best speech in any film or otherwise. But that's mostly for political/ideological reasons.

So saying that, my personal favorite moment has to be the Charge of the Rohirrim in "The Return of the King"--especially if we include "I am no man!" as the scene's overall climax. I'd also rate highly Michael Corleone's turn to evil (the restaurant scene) in "The Godfather" and the three-way Mexican Standoff in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

Tyrant
2009-04-17, 04:18 PM
A few of my favorite moments are from Star Wars.

From RotJ, Darth Vader's death scene. In the context of just the original trilogy, it was when we finally got to see the man in the armor. His acceptance of his death and trying to tell Luke that he had saved him in a way far greater than keeping his physical body alive.

From RotS, the final showdown between Obi Wan and Anakin. Mainly the exchange at the end. Seeing Obi Wan pour out his emotions to Anakin while Anakin shows how far he has fallen.

The Dark Knight had a few scenes I rank amongst the best as well. The scene where the Joker and Harvey have their chat in the hospital. Seeing the Joker prey on Harvey's weakness in that moment and help transform Gotham's white knight into a villain is great. Also, the final conversation between the Joker and Batman. It wonderfully summed up their relationship and really drove home (to me anyway) the loss of Heath with the comment about their battle going on forever.

In No Country for Old Men, the scene that gets me is where Anton talks with the gas station attendant. It helps show that Anton is definately a big believer in fate and that he has a few screws loose. A scary scene for a scary character.

Apocalypse Now likely has several scenes that qualify, but the one I would pick would be the helicopter attack on the beach. The whole thing is so the commander (Robert Duvall) can see a soldier who is a surfing star surf the waves next to the village. Some of the movie's better quotes are in this scene. Throw in the bombing run for a spectacular (real) explosion. All together it helps illustrate some of the insanity of that war.

For comedy, I would go with a scene from Anchorman. The movie had many funny moments, but when I saw the back alley anchorman brawl I laughed harder than I have at any other moment I have seen on screen. It just comes completely out of nowhere and things really escalate quickly. The conversation afterward is priceless as well. Comedy is hit and miss with me, but that scene had me doubled over in the theater.

I am sure there are others, but that's all I have got off the top of my head without massive repition of what others have already said.

As for actual moments at the cinema, I can't say I have a favorite but I do have a least favorite. I was on vacation with my family and we decided to watch Lethal Weapon 4 the weekend it came out. We went to the local theater that we had been to a few times in previous years. After buying the tickets the person at the counter started to tell us which theater it was in when she stopped for a moment. Then she said "Oh, that's in the small theater". I thought that was odd given that it just came out and it was almost guaranteed to be a high grossing movie. We got into the theater, which was quite probably the smallest theater I have ever seen. It was about the size of one in my friends fraternity house. It was packed. The real icing on the cake that pushes this one to the top was that the AC was out. The air was being moved by a circulating fan on a stand in the back of the theater. Every so often you felt a little cool breeze on the back of your neck. I would have left, but it was out of my control.

Zhalath
2009-04-18, 05:27 PM
All of Princess Mononoke is one big mass of pure awesome, but a moment that sticks out in my mind is while San and Lady Eboshi are fighting, A****aka jumps down from the roof, bends Gonza's sword, and splits up two mortal enemies, with one arm each. And he gets bitten in the arm. And demon stuff is spilling off his arm.

The final battle of Advent Children was an insane, gravity-defying fight scene. Nothing more needs to be said. Watch it yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCjGvIJzk6k)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Order 66. I cried.

300: Leonidas's spear throw. You know the one.

Kill Bill: Volume 1: the Bride coming for O-Ren Ishii. Everything from the Crazy 88 to the duel itself, the whole thing was mind-blowing. And bloody.

Colmarr
2009-04-23, 01:09 AM
For comedy, I would go with a scene from Anchorman.

Personally, "I love lamp" still reduces my wife and I to tears and it comes up at least once a week (usually whenever someone on TV says "I love you").

And I distinctly remember that the bear-fight at the end had me laughing so hard I cried.


300: Leonidas's spear throw. You know the one.

For me, it wasn't the spear throw that was impressive, it was the narration:

"His helmet was stifling. It narrowed his vision and he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw off his balance and his target was far away."

Sent chills down my spine.

Hzurr
2009-04-23, 10:28 AM
You sir have excellent taste.


And you, sir, have excellent opinions about people's taste!

Bluebeard
2009-04-25, 02:58 AM
"Forget it Jake... it's Chinatown."

Or earlier in the film, the fish dinner.
That scene alone -- its camerawork, its dialog, its deliberation -- blew me away the first time I saw it. I can't think of any scene in film more elegantly put together.

As a runner-up, the exchange between Butch and Marcellus at the end of "The Watch" segment in Pulp Fiction. I think trying to quote it here would be an exercise in futility.

And as an Honorable Mention, Doctor Strangelove's final schpiel before the bombs begin to fall. And the bomb-drop scene to Vera Lynn.

And, just to hedge my bets, any frame from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

gibbo88
2009-04-25, 03:45 AM
I don't know about favourite, but I agree with the Order 66 sequence. I think I died a little inside each time a jedi was killed. I think they did a really good job showing the confusion from the jedi point of view.

Finn Solomon
2009-04-25, 11:23 AM
I don't know about favourite, but I agree with the Order 66 sequence. I think I died a little inside each time a jedi was killed. I think they did a really good job showing the confusion from the jedi point of view.

Which was in turn inspired by the penultimate scene of awesomeness in the Godfather. Michael Corleone is badass.