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Old 16-05-2006, 14:10   #41
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Originally Posted by Garry Cowell
Maybe because it was made in 1984, dickhead.
Oops, better scrap my "E.T" suggestion then. I didn't know the forum was for films 1980 and before, I was only two years out though
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Old 20-05-2006, 19:15   #42
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The poker game from The Sting is a favourite of mine. Newman's delivery of the lines and Shaw's reactions are pure brilliance.

"Sorry I'm late. I was taking a crap."

"That'd be real nice of you, Mr. Lonniman!"

"Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what you get for playing with your head up your ass!"

Leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now.
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Old 22-05-2006, 01:09   #43
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How about the last 5 minutes of Chinatown - Polanski at his best.
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Old 22-05-2006, 18:15   #44
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- The final scene of Rosemary's Baby: "He has his father's eyes..."

- The wedding ring Grace Kelly waggles on her finger as she tries to talk herself out of trouble in Thorwald's apartment in Rear Window. Jimmy Stewart can see it - and so, magically, can Thorwald...

- The chess opening of Bergman's The Seventh Seal.

- The benign, deeply emotional final moments of Wild Strawberries.

- The brutal pre-rape humiliation scene in Craven's reviled Last House on the Left. The juxtaposition of horrifying image with David Hess' striking, melancholic music, is as powerful an anti-violence statement as has ever been put on film.

- The "Book People" conclusion of Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451. It chokes me up every time.

There are loads of other fantastic examples, which will come to me as the evening unfolds...

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Old 22-05-2006, 18:48   #45
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The opening 10 minute shot of 'Breaking News'
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I just remembered. Though otherwise an ordinary film, the climax of "The Wilby Conspiracy" is brilliant.
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