Friday, September 17, 2010

100 Greatest Movie Moments - Part III

The Graduate (1967)
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
“They call me MISTER. Tibbs.”

The Producers (1968)
The song “Springtime for Hitler.”

True Grit (1969)
John Wayne rides down a group of bad guys, a gun blazing in each hand and the reins clenched in his teeth.

Patton (1970)
General Patton’s opening monologue in front of a giant American flag in which he expounds on his theories of war, including: no one “ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other [guy] die for his country.”

Dirty Harry (1971)
“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’... You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?”

The Godfather (1972)
Michael Corleone becomes godfather to his nephew while his minions murder his biggest enemies.

What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
The madcap car/bike/Chinese dragon chase through the streets of San Francisco.

Jaws (1975)
A young woman goes skinny-dipping and learns that there is more in the water than just her.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
King Arthur and his knights are stymied by a group of French soldiers and their silly insults.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Prevented from watching a World Series game on television, Jack Nicholson enacts an imaginary baseball game to the enjoyment of all the patients of the mental hospital.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The alien mothership shows up and then finishes the song.

Star Wars (1977)
A spaceship flies across the screen, shooting at something behind it. It is immediately followed in close pursuit by a gigantic spaceship that dwarfs it.

Alien (1979)
There is an unexpected guest at dinner.

Apocalypse Now (1979)
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning!”

Breaking Away (1979)
Cyclist Dave Stoller keeps pace with a semi on a rural highway, all for the sheer joy of riding his bicycle.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
“I am your father.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indy gets chased by a large boulder.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. and Elliot fly across the moon on Elliot’s bike.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Khan puts ear bugs in Chekov and the captain’s ears.

The Natural (1984)
Robert Redford knocks out the stadium lights with a home run while Randy Newman’s score soars.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
“This one goes up to eleven.”

Aliens (1986)
Ripley puts on a robotic load lifter to do battle with the alien queen.

The Princess Bride (1987)
Inigo Montoya duels with the man in black.

The Abyss (1989)
A tentacle made out of water explores an underwater station.

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