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Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Androxine Vortex, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Androxine Vortex

    Androxine Vortex Archmage

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    Goodness that was a lot of slash marks!

    Anyway, this is my favorite scene from LOTR Return of the King. Nay, the entire trilogy. (1:28)



    It just goes to show that Frodo would never have made it to Mordor without Samwise, which is why he is my favorite character from the series.
     
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  2. Saigonnus

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    I really like the scene in the movie Ladyhawke when Philippe Gaston "a.k.a. the mouse" escapes from the dungeons of Aquila, he uses a sewage pipe barely large enough (and actually it seems too small for him to fit through)... "This is not unlike escaping my mother's womb. God, what a memory."
     
  3. Ireth

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    That's a great one, Saig. XD I also love the bit in the Stardust movie where Captain Shakespeare's cross-dressing is revealed to the crew, and he's worried it will ruin his reputation as a pirate. One crewman's response? "It's alright Cap'n, we always knew you was a whoopsie!" Cracks me up every time.
     
  4. For me, I don't think anything will ever beat...


    "No. I am your father."
     
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  5. Androxine Vortex

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    I want to go back in time and be in a movie theater when this came out and see everyone's reaction. My Dad said when he saw it at the movies everyone gasped and he heard plenty of people dropping F bombs. Sounds pretty funny to me.
     
  6. Man, for reals. I was 2 when ESB came out and I actually did see it in the theater, but of course I had no idea what was going on. All I knew was there was lots of shiny stuff. I have no memory of hearing Vader's reveal then, but I wish I did.

    On the other hand, then I'd have to be even older than I am now, which, no.
     
  7. Chilari

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    A favourite of mine too.

    I love the bit at the end of Pitch Black as Riddick and Fry are making their way back to the shuttle after rescuing the Imam and Jack, and Fry goes back to find Riddick and she gets snatched away into the darkness and Riddick goes "not for me", reflecting the bit where earlier Fry said she'd die for the other two but not for Riddick.

    I've got to admit a weakness for the bit in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (the book; not so much in the film) where they're in the Shrieking Shack and Harry has his wand on Sirius, before Lupin and Snape turn up. Love that.
     
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  8. Steerpike

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    Firefly pilot. The alliance agent has a hold of River and has a gun to her head. He's just a few words into his bad guy speech about how he's not going to take any more crap from anyone, when Mal walks up the ramp into the ship, draws, shoots him in the head, and continues about his business. Good scene.

     
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  9. Reaver

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    Greatest scene ever.

    Man..all these youngsters here. I was 5 when A New Hope debuted and 8 for The Empire Strikes Back...I remember both as clearly as if I saw them yesterday. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried when Vader said that.
     
  10. Androxine Vortex

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    I'm surprised. I imagined you would be the type of person who would have started laughing and clapping his hands very loud XD
     
  11. Reaver

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    Hey...I was eight.
     
  12. Chilari

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    Ooh yes, that's a good one.

    Oh I'll tell you another one I love. Can't find it on Youtube unfortunately. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 7 episode 16, "Storyteller". That episode has some great moments and some hilarious moments, but the bit where Buffy is walking around the Hellmouth with Andrew on the other side, telling him that the blood of the person who opened it is the only way to close it (because he opened it by murdering his friend while being told by the First that his friend is evil or something, I can't remember), making him cry out of fear and regret and guilt, and then telling him it's actually the tears of the one who opened the Hellmouth that'll close it. Brilliant.

    That stuck with me. I think it was the idea that Buffy, until now the heroine, always on the side of right, might actually kill someone, even for the greater good, kinda scared me. And the way that Andrew was terrified and believed it after what was a fairly lighthearted episode focussing on his view of the world, it was a wonderful juxtaposition. The rhythm of the scene was masterful too, I'll admit. That little shaky sound track like some sort of Western standoff.
     
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    Yeah, that was a good one, Chilari. There are a bunch of good scenes/episodes from Buffy, and some from Angel as well. A couple of which made me want to punch Joss Whedon in the mouth, but which were nevertheless excellent.
     
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    As long as we're on Buffy/Angel, I just about choked when Wesley's dad grabbed Fred and sucked a breath to start threatening to kill her- and Wes just calmly popped him.

    One of the Indiana Jones movies- some bad guy is making a huge, intimidating show of martial arts prowess while getting ready to engage Indy- and Indy just pulls out a gun and calmly pops him.

    Hmmmmm... what does it say about me that all my favorite screen moments are somebody abruptly blowing somebody else's brains out? The first example shocked the crap out of me just because I didn't expect it from that character, and in that one moment, the character became a lot deeper and more complex. The second example was unexpected and funny- but both illustrated that in a fight, making the decisive first move- and having the better weapon- gets the job done.

    Books: Illusion by Paula Volsky- when the group is captured and Kairthe does what she does (too good to spoil) to help the MC get away- again, completely unexpected for the character. More clever, courageous and loyal than we had any reason to expect of her.

    The Hunger Games book where Peeta's being interviewed and he says, ".....Because of the baby." Totally unexpected, and shockingly clever of him (just like the previous example).

    Good thread- looking at the common elements between my fave moments makes me want to come up with similar twists for my WIP.
     
  15. Sheilawisz

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    My favourite Fantasy moments:

    1- Alice in Wonderland 2010: When Alice is thrown high into the air during the final battle at the castle ruins, and then she raises her sword and says "Off with your head!!" you know what happens then... I love that!!

    2- Also from the Alice film: "Where is your champion, sister?" and then Alice steps forward: "Here".

    3- When Alice shows up to join the White Queen's Army as they leave the castle.

    4- The last Harry Potter film: All the Fiendfyre scenes.

    5- Lord of the Rings- The Return of the King (movie): When the forces of Rohan arrive to help Gondor in the final battle, and Eowyn says to Merry: "Courage, Merry... Courage!!"

    6- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book): When Harry, in the graveyard, decided to come out of hiding to die facing Voldemort, like his father... my heart was breaking in that part.

    7- The Neverending Story (book): When Atreyu meets Gmork and finally reveals his name to him.
     
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    The scene that still makes me cry, 30 years later, is the farewell in E.T.
     
  17. Ravana

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    Three times in 24 pages, twice in a single chapter: now that's writing.

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    Speaking of Buffy:

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    And while the possibilities for this one are too numerous to cover, I have to admit that this one stands out for me:

    Though might as well throw in some videos, not just quotes.… ;)

    "Something old…"

    Amy remembers the doctor - YouTube

    "…every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call…"

    "Everybody Knows Everybody Dies" The Death of River Song. - YouTube

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    [For some reason, the first video is reversed left-right. Doesn't really affect anything.]
     
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  18. Androxine Vortex

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    Darn it! Who keeps "moving" my threads around? (into their actual correct place that they should have already been in lol) How dare ye!
     
  19. Reaver

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    I moved it.
     
  20. Androxine Vortex

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    You...did...what?

    XD
     
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