Thursday, 15 November 2018
Scenes that hit the button...
I saw this pop quiz on a couple of other blogs recently and decided it might be a fun offering for my little part of the web.
What movie moment/scene popped you right in the button? Whatever emotion that was evoked, be it laughter, awe, tears, fascination, etc and etc.
To get the ball bouncing, here are some movie moments that did it for me:
Dirty Harry (1971) The monologue discussing the .357 and how many bullets remained..."Well, do you punk?"
Star Wars (my original viewing in 1977) - seeing the Millennium Falcon jump to hyperspace. After umpteen SF books describing "jump to hyperspace" there it was on the big screen.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) When Mortimer Brewster (Grant) and Johnathan Brewster (Massey) both madly leap to keep the lid on the window seat closed, securing the dark secret of the contents within. The dawning comprehension and deduction on Grant's face is priceless.
Superman: the Movie (1978) Superman's first appearance. "Don't worry, miss, I've got you." "You've got me? Who's got you?!?" And then the subsequent string of super deeds keeps me smiling.
I'd suggest keeping your offering to three or four moments. Otherwise, you'll discover an hour or three of your day evaporated in memory, research and list-making.