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Your most exhilarating movie scene.

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    What is it?

    I dont necessarily mean the one you use to demo your system. It might be from a mono film, or a black and white film.

    Its the one that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up every time.

    Mine is the scene from Gladiator where Maximus organises the slaves in the coliseum to defeat the Roman chariots.
     
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    Oddly enough it´s Return of the Jedi, just as they realise the shield around the death star is still up and all ships have to pull up. The music is superb, ships getting out of the way, the overall panic as they run into a trap. Brilliant!:)
     
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    I haven't seen this film. What's it about please and is it any good.
     
  4. mcmullanbrush

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    Its basically a love story, set in a U-Boat in the middle of World War 2. The cast wear nothing but leather thongs throughout. It is IMHO a modern classic.


    By the way Wurzel, have you heard about the Beatles splitting up yet:confused: :(
     
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    man bites dog. when remmi scare the daylights out of the old lady
     
  6. Ian J

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    Are you in the right thread ?
     
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    I've got over 2,000 dvds and many have exhilarating scenes in them. My favourite is when Amelie finaly gets her bloke.
     
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    Hey be fair. I havn't seen Gladiator either. I don't really know what it's about (ok, so it's got some bloke in it who's a gladiator, and presumedly does some heroic fighting but that's as far as my knowledge of it goes).

    Oh, what do you mean the beatles split? When did that happen????
     
  9. mcmullanbrush

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    Gypsy,
    Please explain how you came about these DVDs. I would be grateful if you could supply receipts
     
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    No need for me to bother with this movie now then :mad: Thanks for the spoiler alert :mad:
     
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    The scene when Tyler... oh, you know the rest:D
    seriously though, the Pearl Harbour bombing scene is a good test of a system, and the dojo scene in the matrix is just plain cool.
     
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    Apocalypse Now. The Helecopter attack scene playing out to Ride of the Valkyries. This film was made when Directors new what tension building was all about. Starts with a guy sitting on his helmet so he dont get his Balls blown off, to some amazing airial mayhem using real Helecopters. Add a bit of surfing for some humour and a final Napalm blast. "God I love the smell of Napalm in the morning." Brilliant.
     
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    Gladiator is a good film and you can get it for £9.99 at the moment from tescos online

    http://www.tesco.com/entertainment/SearchBrowse.asp?Item=407301&F=DVD

    For me theres too many scenes which stand out, tbh there are some great scenes in some really average movies!.. but usually the great scenes are in films where the director builds the story gradually.
     
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    (one of) mine is in Labyrinth (perhaps the ultimate 80s childhood film) in the penultimate scene in the Escher shot, as Bowie kicks in singing "your eyes can be so cruel, so i can be so cruel". Classic stuff :p

    (p.s. dark crystal rules too)
     
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    when jenna finally comes in, Virtual Jenna....
     
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    It's not my most exhiliarating movie scene as I'm still undecided on that one, but I've just finished watching 'The Negotiator' and I loved the ending. Definitely a 'hairs on the back of the neck' moment. :)
     
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    Too many exhilirating scenes to remember, but one real hair's on the back of the neck job is when Charlie Sheen comes on to the pitch at the end of Major League to Wild Thing.
     
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    I agree with Bad Ass as this has long been one of my favourite scenes (and I don't have that many). The other one is the depth charging scene from Das Boot. It may not have the power and scale of the similar scene in U571 but has far more tension.
     
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    It has to be in something about mary as it has the best dead dog scene i've ever seen. :)
     
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    Lex hasn't been around for a few days. Now we know why he is in hiding.
     
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    I'll add a few scenes that did it for me...

    1) Training day, with Ethane Hawke head down in the bath and about to be executed with a shotgun. There seemed to be no way out.

    2) Arlington Road, when ###SPOILER ALERT### Jeff Bridges opens his boot in the car park to discover the bomb (call me slow - just didn't see it coming).

    3) Casino - the 'head in a vice' scene.

    4) Seven - when skinny man sits up.

    5) American Pie 2 - Stifler and the boys in the 'lesbians' scene.

    6) American History X - the kerb scene - or rather, moments before when you realise whats going to happen..
     
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    a favourite scene is the very beginning of Solaris when you just see the grass in the water, moving about hypnotically through the flow of the water. Dont know why but ever since i saw it when i was 17 years old, somehow that shot always completely encapsulated the human consition and how I feel about life.

    I also like it when old Indy smashes the window in "One flew Over" ... very emotional. When Ratso dies on the coach in Florida. The opening of Taxi Driver and the way MS shoots NY at night.... Al Pacinos final delivery in court in "And Justice For All", the Radiator scene in Eraserhead, Emmanuelle Beart's face in just about any film she's made, when Woodie allen inadvertantly flings a record across the room out of its sleeve in Broadway Danny Rose, when HAL dies in 2001, the first 5 minutes of Dont Look Now ................ohh there are SOOOOOOOO many, i could go on all day
     
  23. mcmullanbrush

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    I know Woody Allen throws a record from its sleeve in Play it Again Sam. I havent seen Broadway Danny Rose for ages, does he do it in that also? Or have you mixed them up?

    Thinking of Woody Allen, the bit in Manhattan where he seems to run half way across the city to catch Mariel Hemingway before she leaves is quite good:)
     
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    :eek: ***:SPOILERS:SPOILERS:SPOILERS:*** :eek: ... well, maybe...

    Opeing moments of 'Saving Private Ryan'.
    Closing moments of 'The Usual Suspects'.
    The badguys' meeting scene where Draven gets shot about 500 times then gets up and slaughters all of 'em in 'The Crow'.
    The whole of both 'Magnolia' and 'LA Confidential', especially the tension of the final gunfight.
    Red's search for Andy at the end of 'The Shawshank Redemption', even now, when I know the outcome...
    And of course, needing some action, the relevant scenes from 'The Matrix', and best of all, the 'Yahoo!' scene from 'Return Of the Jedi'.

    All of the answers on this thread go to show that it's not the mindless carnage of action films that are most exhilerating, it's human emotion and tension done well.
     
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    Mr Brush - you may be correct, its been a long time since i saw all the WA films. It could well be PIASam, although i thought it was BDRose. Great moments are two a penny in his films but also one of my big faves is the classic when he starts the car, puts his arm over teh passenger seat & looks behind him to reverse... but goes forward instead staright into the wall.


    "it's not the mindless carnage of action films that are most exhilerating, it's human emotion and tension done well."

    well said
     
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    As many people have said there are far too many exhilarating Moments. A few of mine are.

    El Cid: When El Cid is lead strapped to his horse because he is dead from the castle at Valencia. The sun shines off of his armour the music and the voice over "So the Cid rides from the pages of history and into legend" always gives me that little shiver.

    The Fifth Element: When leeloo emerges from the building she dives off of and sees how the world has changed and the dive from the building itself of course.
     
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    One of my favourite moments of pure cinematic exhilaration is when Superman catches Lois Lane and then the falling helicopter.I was 6 years old when i first watched it and that scene still takes my breath away and gives me goosebumps today. Simply wonderful!
     
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    How in the hell could I possibly forget that one!?!

    Ditto!
     
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    Every single gunplay scene in 'The Killer'
     
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    I forgot to add...

    The ending of Se7en where the box turns up and Doe reveals his latest acts of villainy to Mills.
     

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