I'm working on a big relevant blog post, but this isn't it.
My Thursday Thirteen is scenes in movies that I just love. If I see this movie while channel surfing I will usually stop until the part comes on.
1) The Princess Bride
The Sword Fight...and the Battle of Wits....and Miracle Max...I just love this movie
2) Pretty Woman
When she goes back into the store with the snobby ladies and says "You work on commission right? Big Mistake. Big. Huge!"
The real one with Christopher Reeve (of blessed memory). When he catches Lois in mid-air.
"Don't worry miss, I've got you."
"You've got me? Who's got you?"
"Play La Marseillaise"
Band leader looks at Rick. Rick Nods.
Love. That. Scene. I especially love the little part in the middle where the Marseillaise and the German song meshed in sweet harmony...music brings people together even in war.
5) The Empire Strikes Back
Han gets frozen in Carbonite.
"But that's so sad!" You say.
Yes, and that's the point. Sometimes you do everything right and still get fucked. That's why we watch movies. And sometimes at our darkest point our friends cry out like a helpless Wookie. Also it has the best music ever.
6) Schindler's List
There is so much to love in this movie. What I especially love is towards the end, when the Rabbi is saying Kiddush, and the Germans hear the Hebrew Prayers chanted.
7) Catch Me If You Can
This was just such a Fun movie. I especially loved how he got on the airplane when the airport was swarming with cops. Just surrounded by pretty flight attendants.
8) Apollo 13
I love when they are brainstorming how to fit a square peg into a round hole using only what they have on board. I love this movie. Every time I watch it I get sucked in...every single time.
9) Pat and Mike
The very end "I need to ask you the three questions Mike. Who made you?"
"Who owns the biggest piece of you?"
"What would happen if I ever dropped you?"
"I'd go right down the drain."
"I'd bring you right down with me shorty." The look that she gave him was all about Kate Hepburn's love for Spencer Tracy, and nothing to do with Pat and Mike--and yet it worked so very well
10 Kill Bill Volume 2
Though I love both parts of this movie, I absolutely adore the look on Uma Thurman's face when Pai Mei is standing on her sword.
11) Hard Days Night
(You knew there would be a Beatles movie here somewhere)
Reporter: "How did you find America?"
George: "Turn left at Greenland."
12) It's a Wonderful Life
"That's a Lie, he went to war. He saved every man on that transport!"
"Every man on that transport died. He wasn't alive to save them because you weren't alive to save Harry!"
We touch so many lives...just by living in countless ways. Sometimes we need to be reminded of that.
13) E. T.
The iconic ET and Eliott flying across the moon.
What are your favorite scenes?