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Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:10:58 AM   
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I've been lurking here for a while, racking up a whopping 27 posts since September 2009. I thought it was about time to introduce myself. One of the things I have enjoyed most on this forum is the detailed personal lists from individual members. Most of the ones I have read on here have been written by established members, some with intimidating post counts, so I hope it's ok for me to have a go. I will strive to complete it as I realise that it's a pain to have half completed lists floating around, especially from a noob like me.

I've decided to go for my 100 favourite movie moments. I'm going to define a “movie moment” very broadly. It can be anything from a single shot or line to a whole sequence.

The list will be totally subjective. I'm not going to be including anything just because I feel I should. There will be everything from classic iconic moments to guilty pleasures. Hopefully I will be able to give an interesting mix.

I'll have more to say about some moments than others. I hope I have something to offer!


A note on spoilers: Due to the nature of the list, it will include major spoilers, with some of the entries themselves being major plot points or twists. For entries that include spoilers I will type the word "Spoilers" above the banner. You can then look at the banner to see if you have seen the film or not.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:12:07 AM   
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Welcome! Can I ask you for a favour though - mark spoilers clearly - I'm as curious as I am spoiler-phobic.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:13:11 AM   
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A brand spanking new list is more than enough

No-one should ever feel they have to include something because of a theoretical consensus (I'm beginning to loathe references to RT and metacritic!). The more personal the list the better.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:17:47 AM   
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The more personal the list the better.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:28:43 AM   
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Welcome! Can I ask you for a favour though - mark spoilers clearly - I'm as curious as I am spoiler-phobic.


Yep, spoilers are a pain. I've edited my first post with a note about them.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:33:16 AM   
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I've been lurking here for a while, racking up a whopping 27 posts since September 2009. I thought it was about time to introduce myself. One of the things I have enjoyed most on this forum is the detailed personal lists from individual members. Most of the ones I have read on here have been written by established members, some with intimidating post counts, so I hope it's ok for me to have a go. I will strive to complete it as I realise that it's a pain to have half completed lists floating around, especially from a noob like me.



Everyone was a newbie once and one of the nicest things about this place is that absolutely nobody cares about post count. Lists are always welcomed.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:37:38 AM   
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At the risk of surrendering all my credibility with my first entry, at number 100 I have a scene from Grease. This is one of the first films I remember watching as a child. I used to know and love all the songs. When I say I used to know all the songs, I used to know all the tunes and almost none of the words. When I was about 7 we did the song Greased Lightning as part of my school Christmas production, for which I had got the role of Joseph. With a teatowel on my head, I stood lovingly next to Mary and our new son Jesus, enthusiastically singing “Go, greased lightnin', you're burnin' up the quarter mile, (Greased lightnin', go greased lightnin')”. Some adjustments to the song did have to be made to the lyrics, including the changing of “The chicks'll cream” to “The kids'll scream”.

Well I've chosen the scene where the pink ladies reunite Sandy and Danny. After the initial shock, Danny tries to play it cool in front of the T-Birds.

Danny: That's cool baby, you know how it is, rockin' and rollin' and what not. 
Sandy: Danny? 
Danny: That's my name, don't wear it out. 
Sandy: What's the matter with you? 
Danny: What's the matter with me, baby, what's the matter with you? 
Sandy: What happened to the Danny Zuko I met at the beach? 
Danny: Well I do not know. Maybe there's two of us. Why don't you take out a missing person's ad? Or try the yellow pages, I don't know. 
Sandy: You're a fake and a phony and I wish I never laid eyes on you! 

It's a scene that I found really exciting when I was younger. I haven't seen the film in years, but a rewatch is on the cards I think. A strange first choice perhaps and not a film that many would consider an all time great (although I'm sure my mum would, she saw it nearly 10 times back in the day), but one of a handful of films that meant something to me in my early years.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 12:48:33 AM   
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Some ajustments to the song did have to be made to the lyrics, including the changing of "The chicks'll cream” to "The kids'll scream”.



What were the altered lyrics for "You know that I ain't bragging she's a real pussy wagon"?

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 1:35:56 AM   
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Have you seen it since you became an adult? I saw it as a kid as well - the one and only film my mum took us to because my dad point-blank refused (I got my revenge - I waited till he was having a bath and then put my tiny record player outside the door with Summer Lovin'/the soundtrack on repeat. Loud!).

I didn't watch it again till I was in my 20s. I was absolutely mortified at how filthy it was because all I could wonder was what my mum must have thought when we were sitting there completely oblivious humming along to the music.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 1:50:31 AM   
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Some ajustments to the song did have to be made to the lyrics, including the changing of "The chicks'll cream” to "The kids'll scream”.



What were the altered lyrics for "You know that I ain't bragging she's a real pussy wagon"?


If only I could remember! I'd like to think they didn't change the lyrics to that bit.

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Have you seen it since you became an adult? I saw it as a kid as well - the one and only film my mum took us to because my dad point-blank refused (I got my revenge - I waited till he was having a bath and then put my tiny record player outside the door with Summer Lovin'/the soundtrack on repeat. Loud!).

I didn't watch it again till I was in my 20s. I was absolutely mortified at how filthy it was because all I could wonder was what my mum must have thought when we were sitting there completely oblivious humming along to the music.


Not in full, but it's on tv occasionally so I've caught bits here and there and it had me smiling. I'm sure there are loads of references that went over my head as a kid though.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 11:57:43 AM   
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This is the oldest entry on my list. The restaurant scene in The Immigrant just has so many funny gags crammed into ten minutes or so.

After witnessing a man being beaten by 5 waiters and escorted from the restaurant for being 10 cents short paying his bill, Chaplin's little tramp is rightly concerned when he realises he has lost the coin that he intended to use to pay for his own meal.

Although not as famous as some of his feature films, it's one of Chaplin's better known shorts. His comic timing and facial expressions are wonderful as always. There's also a fairly terrifying performance from Eric Campbell playing the giant head waiter.

You can watch the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yndy-fDF2DQ

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 2:37:49 PM   
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We did a shorts list a couple of years ago and The Immigrant managed to place just outside the top 100. It was the last time I watched it too - the great restaurant scene even made it into the blurb



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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 2:37:57 PM   
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The immigrant is perhaps Chappers best short film. I think largely Buster was funnier over 20 minutes, but this is one of the ones that really, really stands up. Great choice.

As for Grease, I haven't seen it since I was a teenager. At school whenever there was a free lesson/substitute teacher/lazy end of term lesson/etc, the school would put on one of their dvds, the collection of which appeared to be Grease, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Biggie and Tupac. As a result I've seen all of those films (or at the very least the first hour) far, far too many times. So I probably still know most of the songs.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 2:39:11 PM   
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I have a strong suspicion the placing may have been mainly as a result of your vote.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 2:41:15 PM   
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I would suspect so - I put a few Chaplin shorts in there I think.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 5:15:11 PM   
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I actually can't stand Grease. It's truly terrible. That said, I'm looking forward to the list. Should be interesting.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 5:20:36 PM   
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Grease is great fun. But I have only seen it once (the soundtrack's a different matter though!). I was most surprised to see Norman Briggs when I first saw it.

Not seen any Chaplin shorts, least I can't recall them at the moment if I have. But even though I love almost all of his features, Chappers (as he shall henceforth be known) still falls being Keaton, Laurel and Hardy for me. I shall give this one a look.






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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 5:33:49 PM   
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Not seen the Chaplin, and I don't think I've ever seen Grease in full.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 5:42:29 PM   
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Welcome to the ranks of posting members, foodage. That's as diverse a one-two initial pair as I can think of. Grease I never really got. I love musicals, and the songs are catchy enough, but stylistically it didn't capture me, really. The Immigrant I watched a year or so back and really, really enjoyed it.

Looking forward to the rest of this list!

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 5:49:24 PM   
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Love Grease, but ITV seem to have the tv rights at the moment and whenever they show it, it's middle of the day and they always cut out Sandra Dee. I feel sorry for those who haven't seen it and miss out on such a great number.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 8:36:27 PM   
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There is something wonderful about how Marlon Brando comes swaggering and slurring onto the screen as Stanley to meet Blanche. There are few actors cooler than Brando in this scene. His charisma is off the scale. Blanche appears both attracted and intimidated by Stanley, whilst Stanley seems to both realise this and love it. He changes his shirt in front of her and revels in her discomfort. His imitation of the local cats is my favourite moment of the whole film! MEOW!

Watch the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_lToyPAUyE

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 10:14:46 PM   
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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 6/2/2011 11:42:18 PM   
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Aren't you studying English?

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 6:50:08 AM   
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What I'd really like to see one day is someone to get hold of Brando's films and digitally mess about with them replacing him with Mr Potato Head. They'd be infinitely better.



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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 6:59:17 AM   
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Apart from The Men. That can get a bye.

The rest - well, it might persuade me to rewatch them.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 4:30:43 PM   
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Awww, Brando is great! Well maybe there is one man who can better him: Ned Flanders



After an elderly woman is denied an extension on her mortgage payment, she seeks revenge in a car park by attacking and placing a curse on the bank loan officer.

When I saw this at the cinema, the screen was BIG and the sound was LOUD. The old woman in this film has a face made of pure nightmares, even more so with a few staples put in it. As a big fan of the Evil Dead trilogy, it was great to see Sam Raimi returning to the genre and once again getting the balance of horror and comedy just right. I know I wasn't the only one in my cinema to leap out of my seat on more than one occasion.

Watch part of the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpQgoO-Ea8

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 4:33:42 PM   
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This is a great thread.

Brando is brilliant in Streetcar, though the fact he's so charismatic and just generally smokin' skewers the themes of the play quite a bit.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 4:58:32 PM   
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I wasn't overly impressed with Drag Me To Hell, but when it works, it does so really, really well - like that scene right there. Wish I'd seen it on the big screen, though.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 6:59:07 PM   
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This is incredible so far, well done foodage.

Grease - love the film, one of my guilty pleasures, and a good scene you picked out. NOTHING beats Doody getting told off in the corridor though, the sweat on his fat toaster head makes it wonderful.

Streetcar - thought the film was good, if not a patch on the play; BRANDO IS SO DAMN HOT THOUGH

Drag Me To Hell - best scene in the film; like Matty says, it doesn't always work, but when it does it's very entertaining.

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RE: Foodage's 100 Favourite Movie Moments - 7/2/2011 10:35:55 PM   
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At number 96 I've chosen the opening to Russ Meyer's exploitation masterpiece “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”, which incidentally is one of my favourite titles for a movie. The film starts with some opening words from the narrator, followed by shots of three gogo dancers accompanied by a song from The Bostweeds. The black and white photography is cool as anything, the song is fantastic and the whole thing is so 60s.

The opening goes as follows:

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence, the word and the act. While violence cloaks itself in a plethora of disguises, its favorite mantle still remains... sex. Violence devours all it touches, its voracious appetite rarely fulfilled. Yet violence doesn't only destroy, it creates and molds as well. Let's examine closely then this dangerously evil creation, this new breed encased and contained within the supple skin of woman. The softness is there, the unmistakable smell of female, the surface shiny and silken, the body yielding yet wanton. But a word of caution: handle with care and don't drop your guard. This rapacious new breed prowls both alone and in packs, operating at any level, any time, anywhere, and with anybody. Who are they? One might be your secretary, your doctor's receptionist... or a dancer in a go-go club!”

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACu2AR7fbCo

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