Thursday, October 15, 2009

My 25 Favorite Movie Scenes, Part II

The fun continues! On an aside, sometimes the moments are on there simply because of the way all of the elements come together. For example, if the music element hadn't been present in X3, then it wouldn't have been on the list.

19. Hobbiton (The Fellowship of the Ring): Wow, this is a moment where my mental picture of Tolkien’s words came alive on the screen. It was incredible, and it let me know right away these films would be incredible.

18. The Three Tasks (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade): Interweaving a slew of Biblical allusions with fantastic acting, suspense, and music (John Williams’ third movie on the list), this one is worth watching again and again for the editing as well. The only finale of the Indiana Jones movies that really worked for me.

17. Climax (Serenity): Firefly’s swan song was beautifully done by Joss Whedon. The action is great, and the fulfillment of several character arcs is great. And the shot with River at the end-- if you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about-- is jaw-dropping.

16. Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera): The music is breathtaking. Nuff said.

15. Maria’s Wedding (The Sound of Music): The perfect reprisal of the “How do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” blended with shots of a gorgeous cathedral make for a perfect moment of joy-- before the Nazis arrive.

Coming Soon: More of the list.


logankstewart said...

"Concerning Hobbits" is my ringtone. There's something beautiful and perfect with the Shire.

And The Phantom of the Opera is great. Do you have a preferred version of the film? I like the newest one that's been released. Seeing it off-Broadway was an amazing experience, too.

Great list.

Melissa (My World) said...

Music does make the scene so much more if the right song is put to the right moment. I do have to say Phantom of the Opera has out standing music.

The Writer said...

I do quite enjoy the newest one. Gerard Butler's singing occasionally has some weak spots, but he has the character down pat.