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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Favorite movie scenes

Here are some of my favorite scenes from movie:
  • From Clerks II: Randall takes some well-deserved shots at the Lord of the Rings trilogy which, in my opinion, are some of the most boring and overrated films of all-time. In the name of fairness, however, the LotR guys does make some very astute observations about the quality (or lack there of) of Hayden Christensen's "acting."
  • From Casablanca: This is the best scene from arguably the greatest film ever made in English or any other language. Lazlo and the European exiles in Rick's bar drown out the Nazi's with a stirring rendition of La Marseillaise. In their expressions, you can see the consciences of Rick and Capt. Renault starting to rattle them from their selfish neutrality.
  • From Evita: In one of my favorite cinematic musical numbers, Che Guevara (played by Antonio Banderas) sarcastically mocks the adulation given to Eva Duarte de PerĂ³n upon her death. The movie pretty much goes downhill from there, leaving me so bored that I locked myself in a closet and cut my thighs while listening to Skinny Puppy (not really).
  • From Shawshank Redemption: Red finally gets paroled for speaking his mind instead of saying what he thinks the board wants to hear. The scene is a great analysis on the nature of regret and self-rehabilitation.
  • From The Usual Suspects: The final scene of this movie defines complete theatrical pwnage. Do not click here if you haven't scene the flick.

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Blogger JDB said...

very astute observations about the quality (or lack their of) of Hayden Christensen's "acting."

Christensen can act - see Shattered Glass for evidence. The problem with the new trilogy is that Lucas can't direct human beings if his life depended on it. Nobody - Samuel L., McGreggor, etc. - was really any good. The animated Yoda, on the other hand, was all kinds of kick ass.

Thursday, April 19, 2007  
Blogger The Film Geek said...

Great post. I caught The Usual Suspect again--odd, for me to watch a movie twice--just this week simply for that last 15 minutes of the flick. Classic.

Thursday, April 19, 2007  
Blogger Chris James said...

I'll have to see Shattered Glass to see if I stand corrected, but his delivery right after he killed the entire band of Sandpeople had all of the symptoms of "SAS" (shitty actor syndrome).

Friday, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Chris James said...

My son's godmother also confirms that he is good in Shattered Glass. Maybe I need to give "Manakin" another chance.

Monday, April 23, 2007  
Blogger Route 75 said...

Anytime you can insert the word PWNAGE into your blog posts, you're OK in my book.

See also words like: WIN, EPIC, PHAIL, FTW, and QFT.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007  

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