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Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:49:23 AM »
Saw this on another blog and thought we could use a topic like this. Sometimes we see a film and even though we don't love it, there's a standout scene we'd love to share.

For example, I recently saw 1931's The Miracle Woman, directed by Frank Capra and starring Barbara Stanwyck. It's a mixed bag of a film, but the opening scene is incredible. I've watched it 4 times and Stanwyck is chilling as she spits out the dialogue, verbally burning everyone to the ground. If you want to see some great scenery chewing, along the lines of Nicholson in A Few Good Men, I present to you Barbara Stanwyck.



Over on the Jane Campion thread, oneaprilday and I disagreed about Holy Smoke, but we both agreed this scene is terrific.



Over at the Merry Music of May, oldkid is watching the High School Musical Trilogy. The best moments from the first one are easily the musical ones, and I wrote...
"Getcha Head in the Game" is a silly song, but the dance choreography is downright clever, incorporating the basketball practice. If I remember, there's a moment where everyone has a basketball and they move in unison like a Bollywood number.

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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 07:59:56 AM »
There was one part of a fight scene in the abominable The Last Airbender that was excellent. However it was not the whole scene.

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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 09:40:15 AM »
The Guggenheim shoot out – The International
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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 12:28:51 PM »
I like the strobe light shoot out in Kick-Ass, which I really don't like as a whole.

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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 08:41:23 PM »
Quigley Down Under - Quigley demonstrating his long range shooting skills for the first time.

War of the World's - Tom Cruise makea pb&j sandwiches, gets mad, throws one at window. Funny as hell.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - that Dubai tower sequence.

The Trip - Michael Caine scene.


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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 09:57:58 PM »
The Rundown- Christopher Walken's tooth fairy speech.
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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 09:58:06 PM »
Not Quite Great implies some level of competency in the film so Street Fighter: The Movie certainly doesn't qualify but any scene involving Raul Julia is great. He chews scenery with such passion that I'm amazed there were even any sets left standing to film.

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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 10:00:22 PM »
Pop! Goes My Heart - Music and Lyrics
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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 11:17:36 PM »
I think most of the music scenes in Music and Lyrics work pretty well.

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Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 12:04:52 AM »
Over on the Jane Campion thread, oneaprilday and I disagreed about Holy Smoke, but we both agreed this scene is terrific.
Yes. 8)

Pop! Goes My Heart - Music and Lyrics
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