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Category Archive: Classic Scene

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

Classic Scene: “Who’s on First?”

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“Who’s on first?” The Naughty Nineties (1945) Directed by Jean Yarbrough The Scene: Dexter and Sebastian, played by the incomparable comedy duo Abbott and Costello, both work on a showboat in the 1890’s… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Introducing Michael Myers

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Introducing Michael Myers Halloween (1978) Dir. John Carpenter The Scene: John Carpenter throws us into the POV of a stalker when his masterpiece begins. The camera glides around the house peering in through… Continue reading

Classic Scene: the Maltese Falcon Reveal

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the Maltese Falcon reveal The Maltese Falcon (1941) Dir. John Huston The Scene: Hard boiled Private Eye Sam Spade has reluctantly gathered together with the three miscreants who have plagued him the entire… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Clash of the Monsters’

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Clash of the Monsters Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Dir. Roy William Neill The Scene: Unable to resist his curiosity anymore, Dr. Mannering unleashes the full power of Frankenstein’s monster, much to… Continue reading