Mr Gittes -> RE: the Movie with the most memorable bits (SPOILERS!!!) (25/3/2013 12:11:22 PM)
Jaws. Yes, it's no secret that it's my favourite movie but come on, people, you can't deny that it's jam-packed with unforgettable scenes and moments...
The opening attack
The corpse and crabs on the beach
The typing of "SHARK ATTACK"
The one shot ferry scene
The Kintner boy attack (with the reverse zolly, or whatever you wanna call it)
Quint's chalkboard-scratching entrance
The pier attack
"This was not a boat accident!"
The tiger shark
Mrs Kintner slapping Brody
Sean copying his father's every movement
Brody, Ellen and Hooper at the dinner table
Cutting the shark open
Ben Gardner's head
The mostly-one-shot argument with the Mayor over the closing of the beaches
The cross-cutting of the beginning of tourist season with Brody and Hooper desperately trying to get help
The shark fake-out
The utter chaos of people rushing out of the water
Quint's shack full of shark jaws
"Here lies the body of Mary Lee..."
"Chum some of this shit!"
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
The barrel chase.
Scars, Indianapolis speech, 'Show Me The Way To Go Home'
Quint smashes the radio
The shark tows the boat
The underwater cage scene
"Smile, you son of a bitch!"
And if you're counting the score, then why the hell shouldn't I? [:D]
If my counting's right, that's about 31.
I know there's not many scenes that I haven't listed and frankly EVERY scene and moment in Jaws I adore. But I thought I'd list the bits that other people would probably agree with...for the most part, anyway. For instance, one moment I haven't listed is, shortly before the fake shark prank, there's a shot that starts close with Brody walking and talking into his radio, and it gradually becomes a wide shot as we follow him onto the beach to see a huge buffet of tourists. That's always chilled me to the bone. However, not many people really remember the shot when I mention it, so I thought I should probably leave it off the list.
I know many will think it's ridiculous how many moments I've listed, but, as you said, it's a matter of opinion. God, I fucking love this movie. [:D]