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Most memorable movie scenes?

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posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 06:57 PM
What are the scenes from movies that have impacted you or have left a lasting impression.

Today, this scene from 'A Few Good Men' has a particularly important meaning for me.

"Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I'm entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You're goddamn right I did!!"

So Can you handle the truth?

posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 10:23 PM
Yeeaaahhhh that's a great one!

The one which came immediately to mind was the scene from Terminator 2 when Arnold walks into the biker bar and proceeds to trash the place, all to the tune of Bad to the Bone.

I love that segment...

posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 10:10 AM
I have to admit, I love the Arnie Terminator movies. The first one scared the bejeebers out of me. It was terrifying and I was somewhat relieved when he returned as a good terminator. lol

One of my favorite all time movie scenes is in Witness, when all the Amish converge to protect John Brooks. Bringing with them the capacity to witness in numbers.

posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 10:03 AM
I love the scene from Pulp Fiction where Jules and Vincent are in the room with the three guy. Jules eats the guys burger than drinks his soda. Then it goes through the "What" routine.

Jules: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Brett: What?
Jules: What country you from?
Brett: What?
Jules: What ain't no country I ever heard of! They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Then you know what I'm saying!
Brett: Yes!
Jules: Describe what Marcellus Wallace looks like!
Brett: What, I-?
Jules: [pointing his gun] Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, #. Say what one more # damn time.
Brett: He's b-b-black...
Jules: Go on.
Brett: He's bald...
Jules: Does he look like a #?
Brett: What?
[Jules shoots Brett in shoulder]

I also like the this line during the scene:

[Jules shoots the guy on the couch during Brett's interrogation]
Jules: Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?


posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 01:36 AM
the scene is when they first see the brachiosaurus the moment made my eyes water i was like 12 at the time and to me the dinos looked pretty damn real i thought they actually cloned them

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 02:10 AM
1. The Godfather
Jack Woltz lying in bed, with the morning sun pouring through the curtains. the Corleone music starts, and the camera pulls out to show the horse. . . . It was such a shock. My father took us to the movies, and made us watch it with him; he'd already seen the movie, and wanted us to know "what the world is really like."

2. Indiana Jones: Raiders of The Lost Ark
About a minute into the film. Indy is stealing the golden idol-head, and going to replace it with a bag of sand that weighs the same. He is letting the sand out of the bag, letting trickle through his fingers, as he reaches for the idol. His henchman stares. Indy twiddles his fingers nervously. His sidekick does the exact same move. Just a brilliant piece of work. Then Indy grabs the idol, and all Hell breaks loose.

3. Treasure of Sierra Madre
Goldhat: "We belong here, too. Yes, that's it, we are Federales! All of us."
Dobbs: "If you are feds, I'm . . . If you're the police, show us your badges!
Goldhat: "Badges! Ha, badges! We don't got to show you no badges! We don't got to show you know stinking badges!"

4. The Godfather
Pauly Gatto just made his bones, by killing his colleague and understudy. They leave the car on the shoulder of the parkway. The camera pans back to show another unoccupied black caddilac in the distance. As the music starts up, Clemenza drags Gatto from the car and says those priceless words: "Leave the Gun. . . . take the Cannoli."

5. 2001: A Space Odessey
Hal! Open the pod bay doors, Hal. That's a direct order! Hal, I'm ordering you to open the pod bay doors! Hall, open the damn doors!
. . . "I'm sorry Dave, you know I can't do that for you."

6. The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is shouting at the Dude:
"You're revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski---and the bums lost! My advice to you, sir, is to do what your parents did: Get a job! . . . " & etc.
(Dude walks out, letting door fall shut)
Brandt: "How was your meeting with Mr. Lebowski?"
Dude: "Great! The old man said I could take my pick of any rug in the house!"

7. The Big Lebowski
In the diner, Dude and Walter drinking coffee.
Walter: "You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't want to know about it, but I can get you a toe by three o'clock this afternoon. With nail polish."

All the baste.

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[edit on 20-1-2007 by dr_strangecraft]

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 04:09 AM
I'll never forget the last major scene in Dr. Strangelove - that leads up to the idea of the the "mineshaft gap".

I should know this scene verbatium, but it's late....oh, so late.

posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 01:16 PM
One of my most memorable scenes is from The Road Warrior.

When max walks into the garage for the first time and sees the Interceptor for the first time.

"It's a V-8"
"How'd you do it?"
"You know, a peice here, a peice there"
"You wanna hear it"

**Starts it up....and listens to it whine**

The look on his face is priceless, and I was looking at the car the same way as he was. I was a kid at the time, don't remember how old I was.

"I think he likes it" (As he revves the motor)

I am still to this day fascinated with the Black Interceptor.
I have gone so far as to research the car completely, and upon saving up enough money, I plan on buying one from a company in Australia who sells/builds replicas of the Mad Max automobiles. They can sell it to you finished, or original un-restored and modifed stock production model car.

I will have one. If it takes me until I'm 50, I will have one. It has to be one of the most sought after and rare cars in america.

posted on Mar, 13 2007 @ 02:36 PM
hmm, bumping a thread that hasn't been active for a bit, but, my favourite scene in a film is probably in The Fellowship of the Ring, at the top of Amon Hen, with Aragorn attacking a massive swarm of uruks, and then Legolas puts an arrow through one of them, pulls it out and shoots it at the next one.

2nd place is Back to the Future 3, "Is this a holdup?"

"It's a science experiment!"

Such a masterpiece of a line.

posted on Mar, 13 2007 @ 02:50 PM
There's a few twist scenes which stick in my mind, but heres one from a film I saw recently. It's the 'V for Vendetta' end scene.


posted on Mar, 13 2007 @ 05:21 PM
I know its soppy but the final scene from Casablanca is still classic.

The final scene from To Live and Die in L.A, i wont spoil it for you if you ever manage to find a copy, i havent been able to, it totally freaked me.

And the final scene in the 1st Saw movie, i nearly # myself.

posted on Mar, 15 2007 @ 04:04 AM
Braveheart for sure!

The scene where the English are torturing him and he yells out "Freedom!"

Lol, may be a little cheesy or old school, but its just something that has always made me question myself.

Lord of the Rings as well.

Aragorn letting Frodo leave and holding the Orcs while he runs, classic stuff of heroes man.

[edit on 15-3-2007 by acapablemind]

[edit on 15-3-2007 by acapablemind]

posted on Mar, 15 2007 @ 08:10 AM
My most memorable scene is from Jaws. When Quint, Brody, and Hooper are getting drunk comparing scars. Brody asks Quint "Whats, that one?", and Quint tells the story about the USS Indianapolis.

posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 07:05 AM
The scene in First Contact when they take off in the first warp drive ship.

This song plays

posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 09:22 AM
Not only is the Exorcists the best horror movie of all time, IMO is one of the greatest films of all time. A few years ago my son turned 14, so I asked if he wanted to watch it with me. I warned him how scary it was. HE laughed and said "Dad, you mean scary like Amityville Horror, and Children of the Corn?" ( he was saying this sarcastically as he laughed through both of those movies)

I said... no, this will give you nightmares for weeks. HE laughed....

until the scene when Regans throat expanded like a frog...then it was ... "Dad, do we HAVE to watch this?"

I laughed and told him no...but he decided to stick it out. I did however fast forward the following scene, which in my eyes is one of the most memorable if not controversial scenes in a movie: this picture is right after the "crucifix" all know what Im talking about.

posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 03:00 PM
One of my favs....

From the movie seven:

Somerset: [discovering what's inside the package] California, tell your people to stay away. Stay away now, don't - don't come in here. Whatever you hear, stay away! John Doe has the upper hand!

That part was awesome, you knew what was in the box, but you didn't want to know. Just reached out and grabbed you: made you watch.

posted on Mar, 17 2007 @ 10:19 AM
Love the movies, gonna have to watch all those ones again.

Except the Exocist, too scary.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 08:10 AM
My favorite is from True Romance, the scene is when Dennis Hopper is explaining the lineage of Cicilians to Cristopher Walken, while he was being interogated about the whereabouts of his son(Christian Slater). He knew he was gonna die so he just pissed Walken off.

posted on Apr, 3 2007 @ 10:37 AM
Heh yeah,he just asks for the cigarette then goes on the rant.

It's great re-watching these type of scenes when you know what the character is thinking,and seeing the split second decisions they make.You see Hopper just sort of wince as he realises he's not leaving that van,and takes a long puff before he launches into his tirade.

posted on Apr, 3 2007 @ 10:41 AM
Alec Baldwins cameo in GlenGarry GlenRoss is so sick.

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