I love me some movies. I also love me some well filmed movies. Even better? Movies that have scenes that just, for one reason or another, stick with you for years after you watch them. With that in mind, here’s some of mine.
End Chase. Near Dark is a great vampire movie, and while there are a number of good scenes in it, the image of Jesse and Diamondback in the station wagon, huddled under blankets to block the sun, smiling as they smoulder and start to catch fire as they try to run over Caleb is just a great visual scene.
Cesar’s Death. Bound is another movie that is chock-full of great scenes, but the best one for me is Cesar’s death. The top-down camera angle as it pulls back and we see Cesar, his blood pooling into the large puddle of white paint, then pulling back further and the white paint puddle framed by the dark floor… the way it was filmed, the contrast… it reminds me of the scene in The Untouchables after Capone killed that guy with a bat at the banquet table, just some great cinematography.
Men With Brooms
“The Juggernaut’s Entrance”. Years ago, after seeing curling for the first time on the Olympics, a friend of mine and I found a place in NJ and took lessons. It was there we learned about a fun little movie called ‘Men With Brooms’. If you’ve played curling or are familiar with it, this movie is great, and the cast is pretty impressive. The scene I loved the most was when Alexander “The Juggernaut” Yount and his squad enter the bonspiel in matching silver lamé tracksuits with cheerleaders and pyro going off at the entrance. The fact that curling in and of itself is such a subdued/great sportsmanship sport made their entrance scene completely hilarious.
28 Days Later
Deserted London. I know you’ve probably seen this movie, but I had to include it for the scenes of deserted London. It wasn’t a huge scene to be honest, established to get the point across of how empty everything was… but the scenes of London Bridge… just… EMPTY… it hit on a scale of not only what kind of undertaking it was to get that scene filmed, but how absolutely terrifying it would be to be in that position of being there and just… being completely alone.
Sidewalk scene. This is a visually amazing movie from Jim Jarmusch with Forest Whitaker in the lead. There’s a scene in the movie where he’s walking down a fairly busy sidewalk while people and businesses are interacting around him and.. the cinematography is nothing short of stunning in my opinion. The way that people are talking to each other, bringing trash to the curb, waving to people driving by… but do so in a way that NONE of them actually make visual contact with Whitaker as he walks… one pace… never changing speed…it was such an amazing way to show how his character walks through society under the radar.
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