Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Favorite Movie Moments!
Everyone loves lists, so here's my list of favorite movie moments. Some there will be near universal agreement on, while others will leave folks asking what the hell my problem is. Either way, the vast majority of these won't be on an AFI list:
Rebecca De Mornay telling Ernie Hudson "Don't fuck with me, retard." after the "mentally challenged" neighborhood friend spots her breastfeeding the family's baby in "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle."
Jeanne Moreau singing "Le Tourbillon" in "Jules et Jim."
Marlon Brando comforting Kim Hunter after a fight in "A Streetcar Named Desire."
The "let's feed grandpa" scene in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Phoebe Cates trying to serve all the different Gremlins, then getting flashed by one, in "Gremlins."
Ritchie's brother telling him, "You've grown, cabron!" in "La Bamba."
The bedroom seduction between Lea Thompson and Howard in "Howard The Duck."
The "lobster rape" scene in "Multiple Maniacs."
"GET HER!!!!!" in "Ghostbusters.
Raymond Dufayel scolding Lucien on his obsession with Lady Di in "Amelie."
Brandon telling Dawn, "Yo Weiner, you better get ready, 'cause at three o' clock today, I'm gonna rape you!" in "Welcome to the Dollhouse."
Crispin Glover as The Thin Man fighting all three of the angels while "Smack My Bitch Up" blares loudly as the soundtrack in "Charlie's Angels."
Jack Nicholson defending his less-than-intelligent girlfriend Karen Black after high-class snobs at a cocktail party insult her in "Five Easy Pieces."
When Harold feels up the suggestive statue at Maude's place in "Harold and Maude."
The last scene in "The Last American Virgin."
Jason attacking the two virtual reality girls in their sleeping bags in "Jason X."
Anytime Frodo would look deeply into Sam's eyes and say "Oh Sam" in any of the Lord Of The Rings films.
Two scenes from "Great Balls of Fire;" when Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra are on their honeymoon ("You're all woman to Jerry Lee!"), and when leaving England after a disasterous tour, a reporter asks if he has any final words for England, and Jerry says "England can kiss my ass!"
In "Me, Myself, and Irene," when one of Jim Carey's cop friends suggests that maybe his wife had an affair, because their kids have a "year-round tan."
The Barbie museum in "Rat Race."
When Sonny Bono tries to seduce some dimwit in his apartment in "Troll."
The exploding head scenes in both "Scanners" and "Maniac."
The dumb "we just needed to pick up the kids!" joke at the end of the "Man Who Knew Too Much" remake.
Beetlejuice's first TV ad, where he's dressed up as a cowboy, in "Beetlejuice."
Bill Murray saying "Mexico...was a disaster" in "Ed Wood."
The exchange between Audrey and Cousin Vicki on the teeter-totter in "National Lampoon's Vacation."
The arm-wrestling scene in "The Fly" remake.
The Tramp's face at the end of "City Lights."
Carrie and that curly-haired jock dancing at the prom while the camera spins around them, going faster and faster in "Carrie."
Brando running around with the orange peel in his mouth in "The Godfather."
Pagoda yelling "you son of a bitch!" and stabbing Gene Hackman in "The Royal Tenenbaums."
Divine prancing through the park with her new boyfriend in slow motion, while Bill Murry sings that "one boy...one girl" song on the soundtrack in "Polyester."
Johnny Knoxville (I think) as an old man getting kicked out of a store for trying to shoplift, then mumbling "I was Lon Chaney's lover!" in "Jackass, The Movie."
Burt Reynolds punching out Dom Delouise in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
The weighlifting girl somehow falling alseep while lifting weights, then being turned into a cockroach by Freddy, in "A Nightmare on Elm Street part 4, The Dream Master."
Barbara's brother taunting her in the graveyard at the beginning of "Night of the Living Dead."
Jeffrey giving a hotel room full of hookers his "super crack," causing all of them to explode in "Frankenhooker." Also, later on, when Frankenhooker screws a John until he blows up.
The last skit in "History of the World, Part 1," where Gregory Hines is walking down the street and a blind man is begging for money. The man somehow sees Hines and they greet each other in delicious ghetto fashion. Also, the scene with Moses is probably one of the best religious jokes I've ever seen, second only to:
Brian addressing the crowd outside of his house in "Life of Brian."
Gizmo's xerox machine torture in "Gremlins 2, The New Batch."
The bums at the drive-in, sitting on crates, telling Pee Wee, "Look Pee Wee....BOX SEATS!" in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure."
Ass-kissing dean Larry Miller greeting an old couple at a fundraiser, telling the man, "And when did you marry Sharon Stone?" and then telling the old lady "keep those legs crossed!" in "The Nutty Professor."
The first 40 minutes of "Full Metal Jacket."
The old Jewish man telling a joke during the credits in "Coming To America."
The "I saw a window open, so I said 'fuck it!'" scene in "Friday."
Anytime the butler would walk in "The Corpse Bride."
Judas being tormented by evil children in "The Passion of The Christ."
Wormtail dumping the tiny, chihuahua-esque Voldemort into a cauldron before the final battle in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
The herd of burning cows at the beginning of "Mars Attacks!"
Satan singing "Up There" in "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut."
Lucy Harker walking through a decaying town overrun with rats in "Nosferatu." (1979)
Tiny Tim talking to a half-naked woman on his hotel bed in "Street of Dreams."
The Butler's psychedelic song and dance sequence in "Gumnaam."
Kong peeling off the outer layer of Fay Wray's clothes in "King Kong."
William Holden and Gloria Swanson dancing the tango in "Sunset Blvd," mainly because of the look on Erich von Stroheim's face when he picks up her discarded tiara.
Any scene with Stromboli in Disney's "Pinocchio."
Abe Vigoda yelling "The bastards stole my candy!" in "Look Who's Talking." Also, Kirstie Alley imagining her future with John Travolta; "Just because it's free don't mean it ain't good."
"Mind if I smoke...while you eat?" in "Deep Throat."
Morris Day asking Prince, "How's the family?" in "Purple Rain."
The floating raft being invaded by monkeys, one of which Klaus Kinski picks up, stares at, then throws to the side, in "Aguirre, The Wrath of God."
And finally, the big gross out vomit and snot fest at the fashion show in "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie." I also like the way the kids seemed to not care that all of their friends were murdered Auschwitz-style at the State Home For The Ugly. Very shocking for a children's film.
That's all I've got for now, but this list will obviously be updated as I see more films. Feel free to add your own, or better yet, make your own list.