Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Favourite movie scenes #1

There are movies you'll never forget. Most often this is because of their stories, but sometimes there are scenes and takes which make some movies brilliant in your eyes. Here are some of my favorite movie scenes (part #1), in no particular order...
Planet Terror. Opening titles - Cherry's Go-Go dance. One of the best and most hot movie openings... Cherry is performing a seductive Go-Go dance, supported by great music by Robert Rodriguez himself. The scene is very dynamic, thanks to frequent changes of camera distance and angle.


Lost Highway. Pete and Renee making love on the desert in the night. Surreal setting with warm, bright car lights illuminating them.
When Renee whispers 'You'll never have me', you can almost fell a chill on your back...


Natural Born Killers. Opening titles - Cafe on the desert, in the middle of nowhere. Mickey is eating a pie while Mallory is turning a jukebox on and starting her defiant dance. Two men enter the cafe, one is mashing her... A scorpion gets smashed on the road,a deer is dying on the desert. The air is incredibly hot. You know something is going to happen soon. Soon they will unleash hell... Great music by Leonard Cohen, by the way.

Spy Game. Scene on the roof of a building. Muir and Bishop argue about a man used as a bait on their mission in East Germany. Muir explains what espionage is all about. You think Bishop is right, but there's no denying Muir is a professional and knows the score... The scene is nicely set on the roof of a building and the camera is circling around from time to time giving the wrangle a boost.

To be continued...

1 comment:

Marcin said...

I share the same feelings about the mesmerizing Lost Highway scene you have mentioned. Just wanted to emphasize the music that accompanies that scene. "Song to the Siren" by Liz Fraser eases all your troubles, disperses all your fears and calms you down touching you directly on your soul... A great piece of movie and great music...