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The waltz in Before Sunset
https://youtu.be/VhRkUhY8MlQ

Brian and Mandy Cohen addressing the crowd in Life of Brian
https://youtu.be/Zjz16xjeBAA

Ellie and Carl's life together in Up
https://youtu.be/F2bk_9T482g

The final reveal in Se7en
https://youtu.be/1giVzxyoclE

Chess scene from Thomas Crown Affair
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oVp9v9kCXE8

Not the best scene, but the best match for the music: Don't Stop Me Now in Shaun of the Dead
https://youtu.be/W4tVH7BPb-Q

Honourable mention from TV from Dr Who, Van Gogh visits the Musée d'Orsay
https://youtu.be/ubTJI_UphPk

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I don't know if I could turn up a clip, but the final scene of It's A Wonderful Life always gets me.

"Mary did it, George!  Mary did it!  She told a few people you were in trouble, and they scattered all over town collecting money.  They didn't ask questions--just said 'if George is in trouble, count on me"--You never saw anything like it."

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The scene in Persuasion where Anne is reading the letter left for her by Capt. Wentworth, and she nearly bursts into tears at the realization that it isn't too late for them.  Gets me every time.

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From my favorite movie, The Color Purple, I present "God's Tryin To Tell You Something" It's insane to me that this movie won 0 out of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for SMH

 

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I genuinely started bawling when I saw this in the cinema - the 'Bread and Roses' scene from Pride. (Still do every time I watch it.)

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9 hours ago, Lonesome Rhodes said:

As this moment, I'll go with the Godfather baptism killings.  "Do you reject satan..."   Blammo.  

YES!

And this is subjective, right? So...

Nathaniel and Cora's kiss in Last of the Mohicans==SWOON. And from the same movie, the run across the field to machete the Native American who was about to slit Cora's throat, yelling Cora's name, right before they get in the canoe....the canoe ride to the waterfalls, the speech to Cora to "submit" and do whatever to "survive" because "No matter how long, how far, I WILL find you!"

And going back, the court scene in A Few Good Men...you know what I'm talking about..

"I want the Truth!"

"You can't HANDLE the truth!!"

"Did you order the Code Red?"

"You're GODDAMNED RIGHT I did!"

Avengers: Hulk smashing and tossing Loki like a rag doll and ending with: "Puny God."

These just off the top of my head this morning.

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The infamous cafeteria scene in Animal House, starting with Bluto blowing through the punchline and ending with the food fight. I was seven when I first saw the "zit" impression and I laughed so hard it hurt. John Belushi was a wonder.

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Speaking of Belushi...no, not John, but Jim. In K-9. When Jerry Lee goes for one of the thugs's balls and clamps them between his teeth in that bar, while Belushi's character questions him.

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12 hours ago, spaceytraci1208 said:

From my favorite movie, The Color Purple, I present "God's Tryin To Tell You Something" It's insane to me that this movie won 0 out of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for SMH

I'll see that and raise you the scene where Celie finds all the letters.

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22 minutes ago, starri said:

I'll see that and raise you the scene where Celie finds all the letters.

That scene gets me every time. Reduces me to tears. 

 

From Love & Basketball, when Monica and Quincy have a one-on-one game in his dorm room.

Oh, and when they have a one-on-one game in his driveway just before his wedding.

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From The Last of the Mohicans:

I think this is more of a sequence than a scene? But it's probably one of the best things Michael Mann has ever done. The acting by Wes Studi, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, and Russell Means combined with the music (Promentory) makes this a very classic scene for me. Whenever I come across this movie on tv I always watch it just for this. That moment when Alice is on the edge of the cliff, expression blank, while the wind gently blows her hair gives me chills every time.

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How would he know where we're going?  Yah, how would he know?

That's funny because I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here...

I can't begin to tell you how many times my friends and I have reenacted these scenes in cars and in movie lines.

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2 hours ago, slf said:

From The Last of the Mohicans:

 

I think this is more of a sequence than a scene? But it's probably one of the best things Michael Mann has ever done. The acting by Wes Studi, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, and Russell Means combined with the music (Promentory) makes this a very classic scene for me. Whenever I come across this movie on tv I always watch it just for this. That moment when Alice is on the edge of the cliff, expression blank, while the wind gently blows her hair gives me chills every time.

You beat me to it by only two hours!    

I get goosebumps just thinking about the music.   "The Glade," I think it's called.   Somebody put the music up on youtube as a 1-hour loop.   

I guess I will have to nominate the gunfight at Sad Hill Cemetery, from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, preceded by Tuco running madly up and down the rows of graves to the strains of "The Ecstasy of Gold."

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On 10/15/2016 at 0:38 AM, Lonesome Rhodes said:

As this moment, I'll go with the Godfather baptism killings.  "Do you reject satan..."   Blammo.  

In Godfather II, I know a lot of people go with the "I know it was you, Fredo." scene, but I love the wordless acting by Pacino in this scene:

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These might not even be the best scenes in their respective movies, but if I ever need an instant pick-me-up, watching the ending scene in Footloose and the hand-jive scene from Grease will do it:

 

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I can't find the clip on You Tube, but I love the scene in Officer and a Gentleman when Zack stops short of the finish line, gives up on the company record and runs back to help Seager over the wall. 

Jaws (This is the only scene I could find a clip for. The other is when Hooper first came to town and was trying to help with the huge crowd that had gathered to find and kill the shark for a $5000 reward)

Sleepless in Seattle:

Parenthood (Todd is talking with Gary about his mother having found porn in his room.  He, obviously, didn't want to talk to her, so she asked Todd for help.  I wanted the entire thing--from when she found them, to the her talk with Todd, but can't find both of them)

Love Actually (This always puts me in a good mood)

Thor:  The Dark World  (The best scene, imo)

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Whoa, @Shannon L.! That freeze frame of Jaws looks like it's getting ready to EAT Brody!

And so many of the scenes in here could also be in "that moment worth waiting for" like the scene in Godfather where Michael cleans up and wipes out the five families while his nephew is being baptized and he's foreswearing?denouncing Satan...

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Even though it's since come to light that virtually all of Julia was a wish-fulfillment deal of the later Miss Lillian Hellman and virtually none of it actually occurred, it still was a phenomenal movie with shining performances by Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. Anyway, for me, my favorite part of the movie is the train ride in which all three train compartment riders make small talk whilst dancing around their real parts in the dangerous mission and the best scene in that is when the 'student' abruptly offers Lillian's gifted chocolate to the inspector to distract him from attempting to feel the fur hat. No more dialogue is said between any of the three train companions but the looks they exchange say volumes . Moreover,  even though the other companions have turned out to be fictional characters, I can't help but wonder how much of the mission they knew and what their 'fates' were.

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While Gremlins offers up so many classic scenes, I love the one where Gizmo saves Billy in his little pink Barbie car:

I still want a Mogwai of my own.

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Just finished re-watching "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" for the upteenth time and my all-time favourite scene - where the mother ship and the humans are first communicating via musical tones.  Everything about that scene is just letter-perfect. Melissa Dillon and Richard Dreyfuss literally jumping for joy and excitement; the scientists and technicians grinning with delight despite themselves; the beauty of the night and the ship itself -- all of it speaks of optimism and beauty, and for that brief, shining moment, showcases all that is best and brightest about human beings -- our curiosity, our need to know, our willingness to stretch out our hearts and hands and wills, our desire to reach for the stars -- it's all there, presented by a master storyteller.

A welcome alternative to the nastiness currently occupying the television screen.

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43 minutes ago, Pippin said:

it's all there, presented by a master storyteller.

Something Pauline Kael said a long, long time ago about Spielberg:  He may not be an artist, but he is a magician.

She said it in her review of ET, so I don't know if I think the first part is a legitimate point since at least Schindler's List, but never have truer words been spoken in the latter.

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Hulk vs Loki in The Avengers:  "Puny god"

The last half of 13 Assassins, basically the long brutal samurai battle sequence

All fight scenes in Ip Man, especially the best use of feather duster in movies ;)

Michelle Yeoh vs Zhang Ziyi fight scenes in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, superior fighting techniques vs superior weapon

The face melt scenes in Raiders of the Lost Ark.  When you realized the title character was actually useless to stop the bad guys :D

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On 10/13/2016 at 7:16 PM, Which Tyler said:

The waltz in Before Sunset
https://youtu.be/VhRkUhY8MlQ

Brian and Mandy Cohen addressing the crowd in Life of Brian
https://youtu.be/Zjz16xjeBAA

Ellie and Carl's life together in Up
https://youtu.be/F2bk_9T482g

The final reveal in Se7en
https://youtu.be/1giVzxyoclE

Chess scene from Thomas Crown Affair
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oVp9v9kCXE8

Not the best scene, but the best match for the music: Don't Stop Me Now in Shaun of the Dead
https://youtu.be/W4tVH7BPb-Q

Honourable mention from TV from Dr Who, Van Gogh visits the Musée d'Orsay
https://youtu.be/ubTJI_UphPk

Another Before Sunset Fan. Woo-hoo! 

I'll add that the hotel scene in Before Midnight was cringe-worthy at times, but very well done. And a realistic portrayal of people in long-term relationships.

 

And Se7en: I know Brad Pitt's famous line was tragic, but out of context, it became a hilarious reference that I used for a long time whenever I saw a box. 

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I watched The Fellowship of the Ring again recently, and the "Concerning Hobbits" bit - you know, the music playing while the camera movies through the Shire and Hobbiton and we see the hobbits going about their business - is genuinely one of my favourite things ever. I remember I started crying a little when I saw it in the cinema because it was just so perfect. I can't even properly explain why that little part feels so important to me, but oh, I love it.

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The courtroom scene in What's Love Got to Do With It.  Ike and Tina are fighting in their divorce proceedings.  Ike doesn't want Tina to be able to continue using her stage name.  Tina has other ideas, and is willing to sacrifice royalties and music rights.

Judge:  I want you to be very sure about this.  This means you're going to walk out of here with absolutely nothing.

Tina:  Except my name.  I'll give up all that other stuff, but only if you let me keep my name.  I have worked too hard for it, your honor.

Unfortunately, the scene is fictional, at least beyond the idea that she was willing to give up anything just to get away from Ike.

What isn't fictional is the scene where she finally escapes because of the kindness of the manager of the Ramada Inn.  She goes out of her way to mention the name in both her book and prominently shows the sign in the movie because she said she would be grateful to him for the rest of her life.

Tina:  I'm Tina Turner.  My husband and I just had a fight.  I'm supposed to open at the Academy tonight.  I have 36 cents and a Mobil card, but if you would give me a room, I swear I will pay you back.

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Taraji P. Henson's Katherine Goble losing it at the NASA administrator and everyone in the room generally when she's called on the carpet for being away from her desk for chunks of time--because she has to run across campus to use the "colored" ladies room. The whole movie, you're waiting for her to snap, because the forced deference and swallowed pride she has to show throughout the movie is so painful.

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On 10/13/2016 at 7:28 PM, starri said:

I don't know if I could turn up a clip, but the final scene of It's A Wonderful Life always gets me.

"Mary did it, George!  Mary did it!  She told a few people you were in trouble, and they scattered all over town collecting money.  They didn't ask questions--just said 'if George is in trouble, count on me"--You never saw anything like it."

I always preferred the lost ending to It's a Wonderful Life.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/its-a-wonderful-life-lost-ending/n9521?snl=1

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The scene in Jackie where the grieving First Lady puts on the Camelot record and wanders around the White House rooms, modeling all her designer outfits and jewelry in a drunken haze.

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Manchester By the Sea, when Michelle Williams and Casey Afleck meet on the street.  Just shattering.

It means more if you know the backstory, but this scene is still devastating.


 

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That was a devestating scene. But I really don't understand what she was trying to do there. It almost seemed like she wanted to get back together with him, even though it was way beyond too late. 

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11 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

That was a devestating scene. But I really don't understand what she was trying to do there. It almost seemed like she wanted to get back together with him, even though it was way beyond too late. 

The way I understood the scene was the she feels like part of the reason he hasn't been able to move on like she did is because of what she said to him. I can imagine it was something along the lines of "You killed them!  It should have been you who died in that fire!", or worse.  I think by telling him that she loved him was her way of saying that she no longer blamed him for what was a horrific accident and that maybe if he could accept her apology, if they could sit and have a lunch together without either of them breaking down, then maybe he could get to a point where he could move on.  It would also mean that he was able to forgive her for what she said. But, when he said "There's nothing there", it means, to me, that he's already dead inside and nothing is going to change that.  Not even her forgiveness. 

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1 hour ago, Shannon L. said:

The way I understood the scene was the she feels like part of the reason he hasn't been able to move on like she did is because of what she said to him. I can imagine it was something along the lines of "You killed them!  It should have been you who died in that fire!", or worse.  I think by telling him that she loved him was her way of saying that she no longer blamed him for what was a horrific accident and that maybe if he could accept her apology, if they could sit and have a lunch together without either of them breaking down, then maybe he could get to a point where he could move on.  It would also mean that he was able to forgive her for what she said. But, when he said "There's nothing there", it means, to me, that he's already dead inside and nothing is going to change that.  Not even her forgiveness. 

Dammit just reading your analysis makes me tear up.

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In honor of its Best Picture win Sunday, the swimming scene from Moonlight still sticks with me.  Beautifully shot, well-acted, and fantastic music during it.  It might have been a small moment in the overall story, but it really was a powerful moment and perfectly defined the relationship between Young Chiron and Juan.

 

Runner-up would probably the dinner table scene between the same two characters.  Seriously, this movie is going to stick with me for a long time.

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George punching Biff's lights out in Back to the Future.

 

It wasn't even the punch Itself, it was George's resolve not to just turn around and walk away. It's one thing to be a wimp when it's just you getting picked on, but when someone else is in trouble...and the look on his face when Biff shoves Lorraine to the ground. All the years of pent-up rage was unleashed in that moment, and it was wonderful.

It was so nice when bullying and harassment was punished instead of rewarded. Those were the days...

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Tuned into Chicago a few days ago just in time for my favorite scene: the Cell Block Tango.  Susan Meisner ("Pop!") is the best, partly because of the choreography and partly because of what she does with it, although my favorite line comes from the "Squish!" section -- "He ran into my knife 10 times."

John C. Reilly's "Mr. Cellophane" is also a standout.  And I'm bummed that I missed Queen Latifah's number.  But Cell Block Tango is the best.

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