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    In this thread we post our favourite moments from film and television. All genres welcome (provided they are accepted by the TOS). A guide for embedding YouTube videos can be found here (although you'll still want to preview your posts because the feature can be a bit buggy). Please use spoiler tags and label clips with discretion (to prevent spoiling). Since the forum does not allow us to embed videos with timestamps, you'll have to leave a note if there is a specific part of a clip you want to show.

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    Charge of the Rohirrim, LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
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    Chase to the airfield, Where Eagles Dare (1968)
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    The final scene, Breaking Bad (2013)
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    Help yourself everybody, Battle of Britain (1969) See esp. from 1m:50sec
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    Icy cold, Bohemia style beer, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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    Re-entry, Apollo 13 (1995)
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    Very heroic scenes. Mine pretty much show my bias towards British comedy:

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    Spoiler for Class warfare in the Caribbean

    Spoiler for Yes Minister helped me hone my debating skills

    Spoiler for My favourite scene about the horror of WWI

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    The leftovers - Context:We're at a point in the show where we don't know, but maybe. Kevin is the second coming. He's just split up with Nora and the world is ending.
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    Kingdom of Heaven.
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    The Matrix - So many great scenes.
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    True Detective. The philosophies of Rust Cohle..
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    "Well he should've armed himself, if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend."
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    Magnificent Seven
    Gunfighter Arithmetic
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    BtVS
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    Zulu
    Men of Harlech v Warchant
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    The music alone makes this one my favorite: the graveyard scene and final duel from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966):

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    The attack missile attack sequence from doctor strange love. The utter competence of the crew just makes you want to root for them even though they will end the world.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGjb...eiNXAo&index=4

    Also the fact they correctly showed how a SA-2E with a nuclear warhead would look like. The radar would see the EMP before the shock wave.

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    Car chase Bullit

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    gotta love the green beetle but hey its nice to something with no CGI
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    You know i could be serious about it. I just chose not to.



    So in that spirit, every scene with Bobby B in it?

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    Also did you know, your father never had the makings of a varsity athlete?

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    The music alone makes this one my favorite: the graveyard scene and final duel from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966):
    You know the ending scene for a few dollars more, is also great, and often underrated.
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    Herbert West as the God of mansplaining in Bride of ReAnimator

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    Tom Hardy grunt counter

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    Some more World War II classic scenes:

    Der angriff Steiner war befhel!, Downfall (2004)

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    The tunnel attack, Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    Facing the T-34's, Cross of Iron (1977)

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    Dead Man Walking
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    A Bridge too far (Attack of the Panzerspähkompanie )

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    A Bridge too far (From a dirty uniform to a shameless lie..)

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    The best moment of TV? Very hard to say. Yes Minister was a masterpiece (good get Abdul), and in recent years US television has exceeded recent Hollywood by a large margin. There are several moments in Breaking Bad and the Wire that stand with anything TinselTown ever did.

    For mine the best scene in the best film by the best director is the barn scene in the Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, the supreme master of composition and movement. The veteran Ronin Kambei rescues a kidnapped child from a robber inside a barn. Shaved and disguised as a priest he tosses food to the thief: and uses the distraction to rush inside the barn. The change in the actors face is savage, from a weak priestly smile to a samurai's deadly focus. We see no action at all for twenty seconds, just an empty doorway. Then thief emerges and collapses in slow motion. Kurosawa invented the modern visual language of violvence, from mirror motifs, fast and dirty chaos and limpid moments of inevitability. If you don't own this film you have made a mistake, one you can rectify to your own benefit.

    Kubrick and Ridley Scott have both contributed stunning moments to film. From the alien's jaws to Roy Batty's monologue and a Roman generals private moments before battle, Scott is the supreme stylist. Kubrick is even more versatile and for a guy that assembles huge mosaics of impressions in glacial movies his momentary images have even more power. Twin girls in a haunted hotel conveying as much horror as a tidal wave of blood? A bomber captain astride a nuke as a metaphor for the paradox of a Cold War? An ape with a bone summing up three million years of evolution and technological development? The broad structure of Eighteenth Century society and the delicate balance of a blended family summed up in a single candle-lit shot (created with a lens borrowed from NASA as the only device capable of filming in such a low light environment)? The man was an unrivalled translator of ideas into images.

    There's a great deal on intellectualisation of these movie directors, and it can be a bit of a wank fest. In the end they were all immensely popular because their material was so brilliant, but so accessible. I saw Blade Runner when I was 13 and more interested in Priss' boobs than the shot composition that placed her head next to neon cat-eyes, but the brilliance of that movie utterly stunned me. I saw Seven Samurai before I was 10 and I dreamed of its scenes for years afterwards. I saw Gladiator as a smug adult with half an eye on sneering at it for possible historical errors and Russel Crowe's hand brushing the corn knocked me for six: i was a kid again gazing in horrified wonder at that battle despite myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I saw Gladiator as a smug adult with half an eye on sneering at it for possible historical errors and Russel Crowe's hand brushing the corn knocked me for six: i was a kid again gazing in horrified wonder at that battle despite myself.
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    The battle, Gladiator (2000)

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    The score in this film is is just incredible; one of the best ever, even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight of Heaven View Post
    You know the ending scene for a few dollars more, is also great, and often underrated.
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    Heh, thought about posting that myself earlier. Funny story, a youtube comment described my experience with this scene pretty well - when I first saw it I watched it out of context, without having seen the film, and that ruined it for me. Not because I knew the ending, but because the scene just made the rest of the story seem like... 10x more epic than it turned out to be. What's this lame bank heist? Gimme the 3 movie saga of revenge and betrayal that justifies this legendary confrontation
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    Excalibur...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surgeon View Post
    Heh, thought about posting that myself earlier. Funny story, a youtube comment described my experience with this scene pretty well - when I first saw it I watched it out of context, without having seen the film, and that ruined it for me. Not because I knew the ending, but because the scene just made the rest of the story seem like... 10x more epic than it turned out to be. What's this lame bank heist? Gimme the 3 movie saga of revenge and betrayal that justifies this legendary confrontation
    Oh yeah i think its the beauty of it. its simplicity, which all of Sergio films shared regarding the Italian westerns at least.


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    CasaBlanca
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    Ran - the whole movie is beautiful
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    Apocalypse now - the ride
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    Sam speech in two towers
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    Not necessarily the best, but the most intense and they changed the world:
    Moon landing, fall of the Berlin wall and 9/11.

    Saving private Ryan, the landing on the beach
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    Band of brothers, the jump (from 4 30)
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    Unforgiven, the scene killing the myths of gunfight, the whole movie killed off the western genre for more than 10 years
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    Mad Max2, chasing the truck
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    Alien, meal time
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    Way before Kung Fu Panda
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    Pulp Fiction - The Twist Contest

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    Forgot about this one - can't believe the review/moral code panel let it pass back in the day - sure they are just talking about drink and a hour off hmm wink wink. The easy casual implication of sex (instigated by the women) and her being smart enough to know he had fake titles and apparently running the shop alone as well...

    https://youtu.be/22I8-g91kEQ

    Always a fun to recall even Chandelier had no I deal who shot the chauffeur when he was called by the director.
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