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Post an absolutely brilliant movie scene in any genre.....

domstah

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
34
ATX
if you ever get the chance, please watch Sexy Beast - it is an awesome heist movie, and one of ben Kingsley's best performances:
 

Psamtik

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,489

It's a shame that Burt Reynolds hated the experience of working with p.t. anderson, because he is wonderful in Boogie Nights.
 

BrassDragon

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,198
The Netherlands
The opening scene of Mamet's Ronin (1998) is amazing. A group of international mercenaries are meeting up in a Parisian café. They're all wary of each other and wait for their client, played by Natasha Mcelholne to initiate the meet.

Robert de Niro plays a former intelligence operator who has to make contact with them. Instead of waltzing in, he takes long silent minutes to scope the place out from concealment and motivated actions, identify the parties involved and formulate an armed escape plan, all while maintaining cover as a French speaking everyman.

It's a meditative, beautifully scored vignette that shows the paranoia and danger of De Niro's world... but it's also the most realistic bit of espionage tradecraft I've seen in a movie. If you're wondering what real intelligence operations look like, it's not Bourne or Bond but little tense decisions such as this.

 

kai3345

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,275
everything about the final confrontation in scream. the reveal of the two killers, the weird sexual energy between billy and stu, the way they toy with sidney back and forth. then when sidney turns the tables, it's great how the duo completely unravels. matthew lillard in particular kills this scene "i think i'm dying here, man..." gets me every time

 

Spinluck

Avenger
Oct 26, 2017
8,126
Florida
Gonna go with a superhero movie here since it's ERA

I don't think we've seen anything as good as the Spider-Man 2 train scene since it happened.


This is literally "What it means to be a superhero" the scene if I had to pick one. Blew me away first time seeing it and it's still fantastic.

Better than Superman stopping the plane.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,192
I know it's a comic book movie, but this scene was so well done IMO, albeit short. Figured I'd post something different since everyone has the drama movies covered.

 

clevbrowns95

Member
Nov 8, 2017
1,893
The end of Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks standing in the beach house after the music has stopped. I love the window shot with Jude law standing up and moving his camera. When Hanks says "I know" my eyes instantly well up.


And this scene is obviously brilliant as well.

Great movie. Reminds me to watch it again, it's been a while.
 

Mr_Antimatter

Member
Oct 28, 2017
867

Probably one of my favorite traditionally animated scenes ever. The stars reflecting in the water, the roses, the reflections of the dances versus their true selves, etc.
 

Violet

Member
Feb 7, 2019
2,198
dc

I post this all the time but goddamnit is there anything better from this century. What a fuckin MOVIE




the greatest sequence from one of the greatest movies all time. Well worth your time
 

Stinkles

343 Industries
Verified
Oct 25, 2017
14,647
Without question my favourite pairing of shot composition, music, and writing for a long time:


It's actually one of the most amazingly respectful gently feminist things in cinema. They never mess with her character - only fear shown is in the snakepit - for which she's mostly unconscious andwhich is designed as hell, not earthly danger.
 
Oct 25, 2017
268
Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

 

Mr_Antimatter

Member
Oct 28, 2017
867
I watched this movie the day LGBT marriages became legal across the US. It's always felt a little magical (literally/especially when Utena turns into a car).
It's one of my all time favorite series. It's gender and relationship roles: the movie/series, wrapped up in the guise of a monster of the week surrealist fairy tale.

There is simply nothing out there like it, even all these decades later.
 

Stinkles

343 Industries
Verified
Oct 25, 2017
14,647
Wild at Heart: Sailor Ripley's about to receive his first spell in jail - the beginning of the film, after Lula's momma tried and failed to seduce him in the restroom. And this sets the stage for an insane movie that does not let up after this. CAUTION - VIOLENCE.





Shoutout to Bobby Peru but I can't recommend his scenes because one of them DISTURBING SEXUAL ASSAULT is beyond disturbing, especially nowadays. Although to be clear it was designed to evoke the same weird revulsion - Lula's reaction is NOT consent. She is being raped. - for the same reason at the time. It's just too much for me these days.

Sailor can also be reasonable and sincere.


 
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NightShift

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,856
'straya
Not from a movie but, come on, it counts. This is the last scene I watched that left me thinking "holy fuck that was brilliant". I was pretty disappointed in season 3 of Fargo but this one scene is the best of the series.

Also sorry for the off scene video. It's the only one I could find.