Category Archive: Classic Scene

Classic Scene: Quicksand!

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Quicksand Blazing Saddles (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks The Scene: In the opening minutes of Mel Brooks’ masterpiece send-up of the Western genre, we are introduced to our hero Bart (Cleavon Little). He… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Dracula’s Castle

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Dracula’s Castle Dracula (1931) Directed by Tod Browning The Scene: After a journey through the Eastern Europe countryside encountering particularly superstitious locals, Renfield (Dwight Fry) has finally arrived at the castle of his… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Dinner Party’

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The Dinner Party The Thing Man (1934) Directed by WS Van Dyke The Scene: Former detective and current member of the alcohol-guzzling idle rich, Nick Charles has finally discovered what has happened to… Continue reading

Classic Scene: House Falling Gag

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House Falling Gag Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner (Buster Keaton uncredited) The Scene: As a storm blows through town William Canfield Jr. AKA Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton) is trying… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Up to 11

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Up to 11 This is Spinal Tap (1984) Directed by Rob Reiner The Scene: Documentarian Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) continues to follow the journey of the world’s loudest bands Spinal Tap. Marty is discussing… Continue reading

Classic Scene: The Grapefruit Scene

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The Grapefruit Scene The Public Enemy (1931) Directed by William A. Wellman The Scene: Despite the objections of his war hero brother, Tom Powers (James Cagney) is growing quite accustomed to the gangster… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Unmasking the Phantom

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Unmasking the Phantom Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir. Rupert Julian (uncredited Lon Chaney) The Scene: Rising opera star Christine (Mary Philbin) finds herself in the lair of the fabled Phantom (Lon Chaney)… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Boarding the Plane

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Boarding the plane Casablanca (1942) Dir. Michael Curtiz The Scene: At the climax to one of the greatest films ever made, we finally get to the point where Victor Lazlo will escape Casablanca… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Train to Tomorrow

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Train to Tomorrow Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Directed by Leo McCarey The Scene: After losing everything materially in the Great Depression and losing their dignity to their ungrateful grown children, the elderly… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading