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May as well.

 

From BLACK RAIN, the restaurant scene.  I think that this is one of Ridley's best directed moments.  Great character and tension throughout.

 

 

Ridley needs to make another film set in Japan.  The way that Tokyo is lit at night is simply tailor made to his aesthetic.

 

Another great moment:

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The Duellists (1977)

One take. 100% natural light. Holy shit.

post #3 of 34
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You could fill up this entire thread with THE DUELLISTS.  My favorite moment is the moment where the two horses interrupt the marriage proposal by getting frisky.

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Something something Tannhauser Gate?
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Oh, who am I kidding ...

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Alien- The birth of the Xenomorph.

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LEGEND

Tim Curry as DARKNESS charges and pins Jack between his horns.

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Alien has a bunch of iconic and legendary moments which spring to mind immediately* but for me this was very special and mind-blowing when I saw it as an 11 year old, and even the debacle that was Prometheus was unable to sully that for me -



* The panties scene, right?
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I love this beat from Thelma & Louise:

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Hell yes, I'm entertained

 

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Hell of a way to open your gangster epic, Mr. Scott

 

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The Duellists (1977)

One take. 100% natural light. Holy shit.

First thing I thought of when I saw the thread title. First time I saw the film I jokingly turned to my friend afterward and said, "ok, this Scott fellow has some skill".

Next pick would be Brett looking for Jones in Alien. Wonderful tension including the pause he takes with the ships condensation dripping onto the peak of his cap. Magic.
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1000
1000

1000

1000

 

Where's that Criterion blu, already??

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Thankfully this thread isn't mostly about The Epic stuff already.

I'd try to help there, but first I have to chuck in

 

"Tell my lord Saladin that Jerusalem has come" (followed closely by Audience: "Ho-ly shit")

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There's a scene in the little-remembered White Squall where, as the ship is sinking, Jeff Bridges' captain is bobbing near the surface, holding on to the ship and watching his wife drown through a porthole window because there's simply no way for her to get out or him to get to her.  A quiet touching, wrenching scene.

 

Also, when Michael Douglas has to watch a bunch of Japanese biker thugs brutally kill his partner, Andy Garcia, cause he couldn't get to him in time in Black Rain.  

 

 

Wait a sec, I see a theme!

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I see what you did there, with me posting the beginning.

 

American Gangster was a movie I had to watch more than once to like and I've found I like the theatrical version better than the director's cut, mainly for the theatrical cut's better, lonelier and more noirish ending where Frank is released into a vastly different world where the streets aren't his kingdom anymore.

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SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME isn't a very good movie (Berenger's shitty accent is really off and kills a lot of the immersion in the film), but Andreas Katsulas is a pretty solid bad guy in it.  For some reason, I enjoyed the way that he was directed and photographed in the film.

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1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE isn't a very good film either, but it has many really solid moments.  A favorite is when they first sight land.  Having the smoke suddenly disappear with the land behind it is stunning, and it's used again at the end of the film to great effect.

 

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The best thing about 1492 is the awesome teaser:

 

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Other great shots from 1492: COP:

 

 

 

This moment, in particular, was very striking.

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Of course, Michael Wincott owned the film.  His best moment:

 

 

My horse...does no work.

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"What is Jerusalem worth?"

 

"Nothing. Everything."

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Other great shots from 1492: COP


That's a great idea for a TV show:

 

1492: COP

 

Crime in the New World is about to discover the leather boot of justice!

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That's a great idea for a TV show:

 

1492: COP

 

Crime in the New World is about to discover the leather boot of justice!

 

 

Sounds more like a TONY Scott project ("Zounds, shit doth be getting real!") 

post #28 of 34

Blade Runner. After the fights with Zora and Leon. Back in his apartment, Deckard pours himself a whiskey and with the first sip a trickle of his own blood escapes into the glass, dissipating slowly.


Edited by Hammerhead - 12/31/12 at 12:54am
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Another no-brainer, but the opening flyover of L.A. in Blade Runner, coupled with Vangelis' sonic atmosphere, instantly engulfs me every damn time I watch it. May have to watch the whole thing tonight just for watching this clip.

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Another no-brainer, but the opening flyover of L.A. in Blade Runner, coupled with Vangelis' sonic atmosphere, instantly engulfs me every damn time I watch it. May have to watch the whole thing tonight just for watching this clip.


Which is your preferred cut?

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Which is your preferred cut?

 

Ooh, tough question. I'm too indecisive about the various cuts to really land on a favorite, but the Final Cut is the disc that spends the most time in the player. You?

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Ooh, tough question. I'm too indecisive about the various cuts to really land on a favorite, but the Final Cut is the disc that spends the most time in the player. You?


I like the director's cut, mainly because it's not as decisive about Deckard being a Replicant and keeps the fucker line and doesn't have the stupid happy ending and keeps the noir ending.

 

Crime writer Don Winslow loves Blade Runner. I bug him about doing a sci-fi noir.

post #33 of 34

my fave moment is in Blade Runner. Rachel hesitates while lighting a cigarette. Don't know why, but it just stays with me. I can't explain it. Fist thing I could think of when I read the thread title.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv30K1xhdYA

 

4:43 in the video. 

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I like the director's cut, mainly because it's not as decisive about Deckard being a Replicant and keeps the fucker line and doesn't have the stupid happy ending and keeps the noir ending.

 

Crime writer Don Winslow loves Blade Runner. I bug him about doing a sci-fi noir.

 

Agreed on the cut preference.  'Fucker' is much more visceral and has the requisite edge to it.

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