Author Topic: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films  (Read 4244 times)

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27733
  • Marathon Man
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 06:19:41 PM »
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope riffing on the Paramount lot in Variety Girl.


smirnoff

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 23342
    • smirnoff's Top 100
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 06:29:38 PM »
Good ending. :)

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27733
  • Marathon Man
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2014, 07:10:54 PM »
The two best cameos from the otherwise really bad It's a Great Feeling.




sdb_1970

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2176
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 08:55:50 PM »
The beginning of what proves to be a really lousy direct-to-video movie from 1990, but Jeff Goldblum provides what may be one of my favorite, humorous and unsettling, cinematic renderings of the devil ("I'm only interested in the trophy.")

[insert pithy expression of false modesty here]

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27733
  • Marathon Man
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 09:47:21 PM »
That's a hard film to find. I was working in a video store when it came out. The film is weak but it's one of my Top Jeff Goldblum performances.

Jeff Schroeck

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 832
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2014, 06:31:24 AM »
I thought that the opening photo montage of the four guys cutting right to a shot of the three guys at a funeral was a brilliant, subtly meaningful opening to John Cassavetes's "Husbands", but, aside from the basketball scene, I thought the movie lost steam immediately after it.

oldkid

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17060
  • Hi there! Feed me worlds!
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 09:41:15 AM »
Sometimes poor action movies have a single action scene that is classic:

The mountain climbing scene in Mission Impossible 2;
the airplane scene in Goldeneye.
The water wheel scene in Pirates 2
The wedding in the midst of a fight in Pirates 3

The same with comedies:
Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore

And musicals:
Earth Wind and Fire in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
"It's not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster." Bansky

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27733
  • Marathon Man
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2014, 10:09:06 AM »
The opening scene in Cliffhanger.

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27733
  • Marathon Man
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 04:02:13 PM »
What's so cool about Zatoichi? Just watch this 30-second clip I bookmarked from Zatoichi's Revenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-kqOASNAT8#t=34m024s

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 31474
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: Great Scenes in Not-Quite-Great Films
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 04:08:03 PM »


(Come back to us, friend.)

By the end of the month, I hope!

pixote
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

 

love