Following once again in the steps of my inventive brother, I have gotten around to compiling a list of my favorite movie scenes. I have no doubt that given time I can come up with a few hundred more, but even this small selection is quite indicative of my overall cinematic affections. These scenes also have one simple thing in common: If I were to accidentally come across them on TV, I would not flip away from the channel…
This exercise was limited to English-language movies. Russian compilation may be attempted in the future.
Let’s start with the closing dialogue of one of the best comedies of all time. The final remark in its translation at some point entered the vernacular of the Russian language (У каждого свои недостатки).
I remember the goosebumps I got when seeing this next shot for the first time. Just a few seconds of this – and I got hooked on the entire franchise for many years to come.
Another favorite franchise of mine – and a scene that I directly borrowed from Konstantin.
Since we are on franchises, the likeliest I’d go to the cinema these days is to watch a new action flick of the likes of James Bond or the Mission Impossible series. There is any number of fantastic action or daredevil sequences in any one of them. How about this one?
And this crazy parkour chase sequence has been an instant hit with me when I first saw it (the movie is actually French).
The next scene, for my money, is one of the greatest declarations of love captured on the silver screen. Yeah, I like a good romantic flick with crisp dialogue…
For the crispness of dialogue, though, few movies can compete with something filmed over 60 years ago.
Finally, as an ardent fan of the fantasy genre, I am very fond of the LOTR trilogy, which contains plenty of evocative film-making. This is one of the most heroic and symbolic scenes.
Which scenes can you not help but sit down and watch every time you come across them while surfing through the channels?