Sunday, October 18, 2009

My 25 Favorite Movie Scenes, Part IV

The final four are coming soon, and here we go again!

9. The Really Big Spoiler Scene (The Empire Strikes Back): I’m not going to say anything about this one, but there’s no need. A plot twist this big and unexpected has ingrained itself into popular culture to the point of being a cliché.

8. Rescuing Buttercup (The Princess Bride): I love this movie. Everything about it is great. But this is my favorite sequence, as Westley deals with a master with the sword, a giant, and a cunning Sicilian. But it’s much more fun than all that.

7. I Don’t Think Now Is The Best Time (Pirates of the Caribbean-- At World’s End): The best wedding scene ever. Why can’t all wedding scenes be like this? Or like Maria’s wedding. For sheer fun value, alone with some of Hans Zimmer’s best music, this scene gets a spot.

6. Parade Scene-- Twist and Shout (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off): This. Is. The. Funniest. Most. Incredible. Scene. Ever. I could watch it every day for the rest of my life. Turns a parade into an epic comedic affair.

5. The Sound of Music (The Sound of Music): Beautiful scenery. Beautiful singing. This is a scene that sticks in viewers’ heads through the whole movie. Julie Andrews struck gold once again. The beginning of a tour-de-force that is truly fantastic.

Coming Soon: The Final Four, and several book reviews.


Melissa (My World) said...

The Princess Bride is just amazing all the way through this movie. I don't know if I can pick one scene out of the whole movie. Just amazing.

Pirates- the wedding was awesome! I thought that was soo cool and seemed to fit them both so well by this point in the movies. Loved it!

Great list!

David Wagner said...

I always find lists of favorite movie scenes like this fascinating. Thanks for posting it.