Saturday, March 5, 2011

Five Favorite Movie Scenes

If I thought about it for any length of time, I bet I could list a hundred favorite movie scenes---you know, the kind of scenes with exceptionally powerful acting performed with great style.

But, for the sake of brevity, here are five scenes that come to mind immediately.  What are some of your favorites?

From "Scent Of A Woman" Starring Al Pacino:

From "Patton" Starring George C. Scott:

From "The Wizard Of Oz":

From "Other People's Money" Starring Danny DeVito:

From "When Harry Met Sally" Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan:


  1. I LOVED Scent of a Woman! Great scene! And LOL at Harry Met Sally! The Wizard of Oz scene is deep, isnt' it? I haven't seen the other movies.

    My favorite scenes are:

    Amadeus, when Salieri is taking dictation from Mozart, near the end. Brilliant!

    It's a Wonderful Life: Praying in the bar scene

    Shawshank Redemption: Get busy living or get busy dying scene (one of my all time favorite movies!)

    I could probably think of tons more, but that's off the top of my head. Don't have links, though...must do this for a post one day!

    Oh, another one:

    Color Purple: You told Harpo to beat me scene

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. All time favorite," One flew over the cuckcoo's nest" when Jack Nicholson tries to move the sink and the others laugh at him. Then he says "At least I tried".

  3. good ones! i love this scene in 'beetlejuice' when they do the dance around the dinner table to the banana boat song.

    and every scene in 'what dreams may come', particularly this one. make sure you have some tissues ready!

    thank you for the kind comments you leave me, clint. they're very much appreciated! have a splendid weekend, friend!=)

  4. I love your choices, Clint. I think my favorite scene is probably the last one in Places in the Heart. I've seen the move more times than I care to admit and that scene never fails to move me. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  5. Kimberly---We really think alike...I love all those movies you listed. Thank you for commenting!

    Jane---"One Flew Over..." was a work of genius.

    Kelli---I was playing the link you sent for "Beetlejuice". Cindy came into the room and was watching it with me and I never heard her laugh so loud. Thank you for making our morning!

  6. Oh yes, Harry Sally.
    Habe a nice weekend. Many Greetings Sabine

  7. Hi Clint. My favourite scene in Shawshank Redemption is the one called Time for Mozart where Andy Dufresne played a Mozart record over the prison sound system and turned it up. I love the indomitable spirit of the man!
    In Passion of the Christ, I love the scene where Jesus saves the woman caught in adultery.As the camera zeros in on her desperate face as she is there in the dust clutching Jesus' feet, almost unbelieving that a man would intervene on her behalf, I am deeply moved by the mercy of God. Only God.....

  8. Oh, Vilisi, that is an awesome scene in Shawshank!!! Every scene in that movie is awesome. I love the look on the warden's face and on Red's face when they discover Andy's "secret". It's been awhile since I've seen Passion and I vaguely recall that scene. But my favorite scene from that movie is the playful banter between Jesus and his mother over the table that was too tall.

  9. And I loved the "Day-oh" scene from Beetlejuice! Classic!

  10. My vote goes to the Wizard of Oz :-)

  11. Mary---"Places in the Heart" was another wonderful movie and it was quite moving.

  12. Vilisi and Kimberly---It's pretty difficult to get very far from God. Probably because Truth is King.

  13. Ron---Can't argue with the Wizard!

  14. I can guess the scene in "When Harry Met Sally"

    Enjoy your Sunday.


  15. Yvonne---I'll have what she's having.

  16. My favorite scene is from the movie

    -Forrest Gump-

    "Live is like a box of chocolates"

    These words are so true.

    Have a beautiful sunday, hopefully with lot of sun.


  17. Petra---You never know what you're gonna get....

  18. Yes Clint....but sometimes it would be better to know.