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.