For some reason, I woke up yesterday thinking of various individual movie scenes that have struck me as particularly memorable. Now whole movies, just scenes. A great scene can be a hidden gem in a 'dog' of a movie (like the scene in the Principal's office in Porkys - check it out, one of the funniest scenes I have ever seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbedV0cPajg). What movie scenes do you remember? It could be funny, dramatic, romantic, whatever?
I don't generally watch slasher movies, my thoughts are that terror-inducing should be more in the acting than in the sharp weapons. One of my favorite scary movies was Invasion of the body snatchers (1993). I remember two scenes in particular: Forest Whitaker sweating it out in the "It's too Late" scene and Meg Tilly in the "Where ya gonna go?" scene.
I love this topic, thanks for posting, PTB! Here's just one of mine, sorta wrong time of year, but I love it, from the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol starring Geo. C. Scott (and in this scene, the also late, great Edward Woodward):
Ooh ooh, I just thought of another one, the sword fight scene from The Princess Bride:
And this one, from Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh's acting with just his face: phenomenal:
One more (and then I promise I'll quit, for a while anyway, ;-), rain/escape scene from The Shawshank Redemption:
These are exactly what I was thinking of. Thank you for the Dunkirk scene, I hadn't seen that one.
You're welcome, PTB! Here's another one of good acting with almost only facial expressions, Jodie Foster in Contact:
And the great facial acting by Ed Harris is really brief in the moment I'm thinking of in this one, Apollo 13:
Minnie's Chocolate Pie, The Help
Hadn't seen that one (never saw the movie, just read the book); that is good! Thanks for posting! :-D
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