Category Archive: Classic Scene

Classic Scene: Klaatu’s Message

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Klaatu’s message The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Directed by Robert Wise The Scene: The moment the entire film has been leading to has finally arrived. The alien visitor Klaatu’s (Michael Rennie)… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Dueling Banjos

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“Dueling banjos” Deliverance (1972) Directed by John Boorman The Scene: On the way to a rafting trip: Ed (Jon Voight), Lewis (Burt Reynolds), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) stop by a… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Mad as Hell”

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“Mad as hell” Network (1976) Directed by Sidney Lumet The Scene: Faced with declining ratings, veteran news anchor Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is given notice that his time behind the desk is coming… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Mexican Standoff

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Mexican standoff The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) directed by Sergio Leone The Scene: Even those who have never seen a western are familiar with this iconic scene. Hidden out in… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kane for Governor

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Kane for Governor Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles The Scene: Having conquered the media landscape Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) has finally taken his increasingly hollow crusade for the everyman into… Continue reading

Classic Scene: The Monster and the Hermit

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The Monster and the hermit Bride of Frankenstein (1935) directed by James Whale The Scene: After fleeing the abuse and intolerance of society, Frankenstein’s creation (Boris Karloff) finds a cabin in the forest… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kissing Montage

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Classic Scene: Kiss Montage Kiss Montage Cinema Paradiso (1988) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore The Scene: Returning to Rome after the funereal of his old friend and mentor Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), the wealthy and… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Atticus Passing

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Atticus Passing To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) directed by Robert Mulligan The Scene: With his children watching along with the local African American community segregated to the upper gallery, Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck)… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Mrs. Robinson

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Mrs. Robinson The Graduate Directed by Mike Nichols The Scene: Seeing a way to escape the unrelatable adults his parents have invited to his college graduation party, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) agrees to… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Telephone Call

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“Telephone” The Virgin Suicides (1999) Directed by Sofia Coppola The Scene: After spending the entire movie enamored with the beautiful yet enigmatic Lisbon sisters (Kirsten Dunst, AJ Cook, Leslie Hayman, Chelse Swain) across… Continue reading