G-S-T Top 10 – Scenes I Could Watch Over and Over and Over (Part II)

Since I had so much fun with our last post about a number of scenes I could watch on never ending repeat, her are 10 more I find equally pleasing.

Note: As is the case with most videos on You Tube there is a wide range in both quality and legitimacy to these clips. In other cases, a specific scene I wanted was just nowhere to be found or if it was has been edited by some dope which ultimately diminishes the integrity of the clip and the point I was trying to make. Anyway, here they are…Enjoy!


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Robots – If you need to make haste in your travels across Robot CIty, The Crosstown Express one sure fire way to get your your final destination. One part roller coaster, one part directionless and death defying ride it is made all the more exciting with John Powell’s thrilling and fun score. “Just put your head between your legs.”

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Blade – Those few techno beats really do serve as a fitting precursor to the beating these Vamps that’s for sure. The fantastic opening is just a taste of what thrashings these “suck heads” can expect from Blade. In fact, it kinda reminds me of that old Issac Hayes song “You know they say that Blade is a bad mother…shut your mouth…but I’m talkin’ ’bout Blade…then we can dig it”.

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Star Wars – The “Trench Run” is one of my favorite film endings with the double bonus of being kind of a chase sequence (with Vader and the TIE Fighters are perusing). Still gets my heart pumping that’s for sure. “Stay on target”

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Layer Cake – While I already consider it a great monologue, the entire opening sequence just astounds me. The seamless transitions, the exposition and introduction of characters, the mix of songs and the deep foreboding score everything just works. Bonus points to Matthew Vaughn for keeping that momentum going for the duration of the film. In the hands of a lesser filmmaker it could have easily lost steam and been pretty trite and boring. Thankfully it’s quite the contrary in this case.

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Jurassic Park – Ah, landing on Isla Nublar. Caution, this video is not in its entirety (one of the videos I mentioned in my note atop this post) but those of you who know the movie probably know the entire scene/excahnge by heart as well as John Williams’ iconic music. Jeeze I really wish I could find the real video. Eh, points for trying right? Just don’t get mad at me for the terrible hack job editing:P

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Shrek the Thrid – As an off the wall/side kick character, Pinocchio is probably the best part of the Shrek series right after Donkey of course. While the franshise has slipped and fallen since the stellar second film I just can’t get enough of Pinocchio. Thee third film was made tolerable mostly due to his brief charm especially in this sequence as well as the one liners from Gingy.

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Finding Nemo – One of the most intimidating (at first) characters of this wonderful Pixar gem is simply misunderstood. I just find the “Fish are Friends” support group one of the cutest and funniest parts of the film. Also I couldn’t help from saying “Hallo…name’s Bruce!” on my honeymoon in Australia…yeah, that got old real quick for Mrs. Go,See,Talk but I just love that line.

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The Boondock Saints – While I enjoy Dafoe’s analysis of all the crime scenes in The Boondock Saints (like this tasty nugget for example) I particularly like how Dafoe’s Smecker continually reams the local yokel police trio as he really has it in for inept Det. Greenley. Enjoy…

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The Matrix – The Lobby Shootout will probably go down as one of the most fantastic, mind blowing and referenced action sequences of all time. It is, for me, just as exciting as the Chateau fight in the sequel. As I am a defender of The Matrix Reloaded I’d almost say it’s better than the Lobby Shootout but the guns and actobatics of this sequence are just a tad cooler.

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Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Guy Rithie’s first and thoroughly beloved sleeper cult classic. If the smooth talking Cockney and the brillinat interweaving of characters aren’t enough to make you just love this movie, Guy takes it to a whole new level with action and cut scenes that are just as sharp as the dialog. Also it’s probably the only time I think I can say I’ve liked listening to Zorba the Greek.

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All of these above clips are but small glimpses at what are pretty solid films (at least I think so:P). But if you haven’t seen many from those above take a chance on them; they’re sure fire entertainment if I do say so myself.

So that’s my two cents, err, Top 10. What are the scenes that you could watch over and over and over??

Comments

  1. I could watch the teddy bear resuscitation scene from “Lars and the Real Girl” every day and never get tired of it. It’s so sweet that it even gets to a hard-hearted chick like me!

    Also: the dance scene in “Pulp Fiction,” the part where Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten in “Deep Blue Sea,” Clementine and Joel’s first date in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the opening credits of “Zombieland” (set to what I think is Metallica’s best song, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”).

    • I just couldn’t finish Lars…although in my defense I did start it pretty close to midnight one day;) Absolutely great call on Zombieland, love the effectiveness of the slo-mo and that song fits like a glove for sure! Thanks for the comment!

  2. Yeah, the opening in Blade I can watch over and over and over. Also just got back from San Francisco and visited a couple of Dirty Harry locations. I can watch him blow scorpio away with the 44 Magnum over and over again after saying the famous line…..love it! I posted about it…check it out if you have time Marc.

  3. Nice list Marc…I love reading (and seeing list). Glad to see The Matrix there. For story, only the first one is great…but for action and great scenes, I like all 3 of them. When Neo is fighting Mr Smith in the air is also really cool…remind me so much of Dragon Ball.

    I wouldn’t mind watching the scenes from terminator (1st and 2nd) over and over and over again.

    This might sound weird but there is another scenes, which is not from action movies, that I love watching it over and over again…it is the scene from Breakfast on Pluto where Cillian becomes a showgirl in a peepshow…it is so hilarious to see him acting all girly and bitchy.

    • Never saw Breakfast on Pluto but the imagery is too funny not to check out. Thanks for the rec:)

      • If you are interested,you can see her … ups, I mean his picture in pinky here

        • Egads, he completely disappears in those costumes! I thought it was Uma Thurman and Katie Holmes in the number 2 and 3 spots. Wow!

  4. Absolutely LOVE the last two. LOCK STOCK has some of my favourite editing in just about any movie, and I love the darkly comedic element Zorba the Greek gives the whole sequence.

    • Agreed with you on Lock Stock for sure. Zorba’s a few sophisticated steps away from putting the whole sequence to the Benny Hill theme song:P

  5. Oooh I love that Jurrasic Park and Nemo ones. Man, I really need to see JP again soon now that the BD is released.

    • It’ll be a must buy for sure…haven’t read up on it so I wonder if there’ll be any new behind the scenes info. I got a TON out of what was previously on the DVD SE.