Sunday, 6 October 2013

Magic movie moments

Hi boys and girls! Thought I'd do a little post to share with you my favourite movie scenes of all time. When I began considering this post, I had wanted to do a '5 movies that changed my life' to tie in with my 5 books that changed my life post a few months back. Weirdly, when I began thinking about it, the impact movies have had on my life is minuscule compared to books. I guess I'm just a massive nerd. So instead, in no particular order, here are 5 movie scenes that have left an indelible impression on me...

The scene where ....

Romeo meets Juliet in Baz Lurhmann's 1996 production

Can you believe this was 1996?!?!? God we've all grown up a lot since then... I know I know it's cheesy cheesy crap! Hey, at least I didn't choose that kiss in the rain from The Notebook!

It's strange how much I dislike Bazza's more recent stuff, because the second scene I'm picking is also from that famed director.

The scene where ....

The dad starts clapping in Strictly Ballroom


HINT: If you've not seen this movie before, DO NOT watch this little clip. This film must be seen in it's entirity, on the largest screen you can find, for maximum impact. Poor Paul Mecurio, he was so so handsome, now he's reduced to making ads for margerine for an income.

The scene where ....

Mufasa dies in The Lion King
2:20 onwards in particular. I don't care if it's a cartoon. It's one of the best movies ever made. Anyone who doesn't cry when they see this is a heartless monster!

The scene where ....

Salvatore (Toto) watches Alfredo's film at the end of Cinema Paradiso

Again, without watching the entire film, this final scene would have no meaning. Not only is it one of the best movies of all time, it has the most gut wrenching scores of all time. God bless the Italians - no one does emotion like them! (Full disclosure- while compiling this post, I watched this clip three times in a row - it's just so beautiful!)

The scene where ....

Bubba dies in Forrest Gump

Oh, it was SOOO tough to choose this one - there were two scenes from this movie that give me goosebumps - this one and the one at the end where he's speaking to Jenny's grave. So what if it's mainstream, it's a damn good movie!

So there it is, my list of 5 top movie scenes that have pierced my weary, cynical soul. Feel free to comment!

1 comment:

  1. Not quite on the same emotional level but one of my favourite scenes is in There’s Something About Mary where Ted gets his gear caught in his zipper.

    Is painful just thinking about it but you can’t think about it without a smile on your face.