Tuesday, September 14, 2010

100 Greatest Movie Moments - Part II

Here we go with part 2.
Ikiru (1952)
An old man sits on a swing in the snow, singing a song of lost love.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Gene Kelley sings and dances in the rain.

From Here to Eternity (1953)
Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kiss on the beach.

Shane (1953)
“Shane! Come back!”

On the Waterfront (1954)
Marlon Brando tells Rod Steiger, “I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody.”

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The evil Robert Mitchum is terrorizing Lillian Gish’s house. She is standing guard with a shotgun. We can see his silhouette in the darkness outside the window. He sings “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.” When he gets to the chorus, Gish joins in. One of Gish’s wards comes into the room with a lit candle. We are unable to see out the window with this new source of light. Gish quickly blows out the candle, but Mitchum is gone.

The Court Jester (1956)
“The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon. The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.”

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
James Stewart and Doris Day try to stop an assassin at Albert Hall during a performance.

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Moses parts the Red Sea.

Touch of Evil (1958)
The opening tracking shot.

Ben-Hur (1959)
The chariot race.

North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant is accosted by a crop duster in the middle of nowhere.

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The final footage of Bela Lugosi.

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Maleficent spoils the baby princess’s christening.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
“Nobody’s perfect.”

Psycho (1960)
The shower scene.

Spartacus (1960)
“I am Spartacus!”

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
In the middle of the desert, a speck turns into a dot which becomes a blob which finally resolves itself into a man on a camel.
(This can only be fully appreciated in 70mm.)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The brainwashing scene.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
“Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.”

The Birds (1963)
Ravens collect on a jungle gym outside a school while the children inside sing a nonsense song.

The Great Escape (1963)
Steve McQueen kills time and annoys the Nazi guards by tossing his baseball against the wall while confined to the cooler.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Jason has a sword fight with a bunch of skeletons.

The Sound of Music (1956)
The camera travels across the Austrian mountains and on top of one finds a lone nun twirling and singing.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Good, Bad, and Ugly face off against each other in a three-man gunfight.

The pictures for To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Escape aren't exactly the images I was looking for (for one, they happen before the moment I am highlighting) but they were the best I could find on my internet image search.


Sherida said...

I've actually seen most of these.

Herch said...

Cool! I actually recommend all these movies except for From Here to Eternity. Part 3 is going to have several that are from movies I don't like.