In a film that is stuffed with emotional moments, it is hard to pick one moment that really stands out. I'm a little bit sad that I can't include the opening scene, which is hauntingly beautiful, but if there is one moment that'll stick by me forever, it is this moment.
Harry Potter and Hermione Granger are stuck trying to figure out what to do with the remaining horcruxes. Everything is grim and sad, and everything took a turn for the worse when Ron Weasley left them. When O' Children by Nick Cave plays on the radio, Harry decides to break the tension and invites Hermione for a dance.
It is such a happy moment in all the darkness. When it seems that all hope is out, fear and despair is everywhere. The tension is slowly building, and everything is just basically sad. Director David Yates decided to put in this beautifully, happy moment to a wonderful song. It made me sit there with an idiotic grin on my face as my tears were running down my cheeks. It's a wonderful scene that goes from sad - to happy - to sad again, when the music fades out and the dance end. While it ends as it started, it was such a sweet relief from all the darkness, even if it just lasted a moment.
If Part 1 was filled with great, emotional moment, surely this one is even filled up with touching moments. There is however one that really sticks out.
Voldemort kills Severus Snape. Harry, who is hiding, arrives in front of the dying Snape. Snape gives Harry one of his memories. Harry takes it to the Penesieve and watches his memory.
Alan Rickman as Severus Snape have always been one of the greatest thing in this franchise and when we finally learns the truth about him, it is nothing but completely magical. Completely heartbreaking and touching. Rickman's acting is masterful and on the egde of being devastating. Who would have guessed that the truth can be so effective?
While the moment from Harry Potter was incredibly emotional, the particularly moment I've chosen from this brilliant horror film is winning on "HOLY SHIT!"-factor.
Dr. Gordon has just sawed of his own leg and crawled outside the bathroom trying to get help, leaving poor Adam stuck alone. When searching the body to the presumed killer Zep, he discovers a tape of the same kind he and Dr. Gordon got! He plays the tape and finds out that he actually was playing game on his own, and while listening to this tape, a dead man rises...
It is possibly one of my favourite twists ever. I hardly believe that anyone is able to guess that ending, if they walk into this film without knowing anything about it or the franchise. it's completely brilliant, totally shocking and it made me scare my cat completely when i burst out foul language in surprise.
I could pick several moments from this unfairly underrated franchise, but I decided to limit it down to two. While the first one was the insane twist, I now picked a more dialogue driven moment.
John Kramer, the Jigsaw killer, is under arrest by the police. But they are unable to move him away from his own house, seeing as they have to be witness to another game. While the game unfolds, Detective Eric Matthews tries to make Jigsaw talk. Which he does...
I couldn't exactly find the clip I was looking for, because there is one line from Tobin Bell that is terrific. "Oh, yes there will be blood". It's awesome, but still, every moment of dialogue between these two people is very interesting, which has to do a lot with Bell's ice cold and chilling acting. It's one of the few simple dialogue scenes I can watch again and again, and again. Simply because of the intensity and how peculiarly interesting it is.
Moving away from the horror and terror of the two last moments, we find a sweet and emotional moment from a low budget Irish musical. I couldn't find the exact scene I was looking for, which is the scene where this song is being played first. (If you have a link for it, give it to me) But at least there is a clip with the song and some random scenes from the film.
Once is about two people that we don't know the name of, but they are being portrayed by the musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. The particular scene I'm talking about takes place very early in the film in which Hansard is taking Irglová into a music instrument store. They find a piano and sweet music arrives.
This is another film that is filled with emotional and beautiful moments, which is why it is so easily among my favourite films. But this particular scene is probably the best. Mostly because of the beautiful song, but also because of the great chemistry between the two people. Not to mention that we can already detect small hints at love between these people. I am a sentimental person, but that two people can mesmerize me this easily, is just touching.
Clint Eastwood is a man of many great film moments. Either it is his death scene in Gran Torino or "Not remembering" how man bullets he have left in his gun in Dirty Harry. Nevertheless, this is perhaps his finest moment and one mine.
Blondie, Tuco and Angel Eyes set out on a journey across the desert to get their hands on a Confederate treasure that is buried on a graveyard. They engage in a duel.
It is such a powerful scene. It's exactly how you would imagine western duels to be. The iconic score from Ennio Morricone is brilliant, and the editing between the three people is as intense as you can get. It starts out slow, it switches between them, the editing gets faster and then 'bang'.
And after one awesome moment, we need to go back to another beautiful and emotional moment. While the fight in this certain scene is great, that's not actually the reason for why I've included this one.
Spider-Man and Doc Ock is fighting on the top of a train. Doc Ock sets the train at maximum speed and destroys the break. Now Spider-Man will have to stop it, which he does. And then we have a cute moment.
It's the humanity and sudden realization that Spider-Man actually is vulnerable that really gets me in this scene. It's beautifully played out with him being carried across the train with gorgeous music playing. It's actually quite heartbreaking. Particularly when one of the men says "He's just a kid. No older than my son." And he is just a kid. He's a vulnerable kid that nearly sacrifices himself for those people. And it is nice to see the kindness of those people. Very beautiful and touching. I'm really sentimental, ain't I?
Trying to lose some of that sentimentality by this particularly awesome moment by the kick-ass actor Liam Neeson. He's so awesome that he has played Zeus, a lion, a Jedi, Oskar Schindler and he trained Batman and nearly destroyed Gotham. Still, that doesn't come close to this bad-ass moment.
After reluctantly sending his daughter over to Paris, Bryan Mills is witnessing over a phone call with her daughter that she is being kidnapped. The kidnapper picks up the phone. He shouldn't have done that.
Liam Neeson's delivery is everything. A lesser bad-ass actor wouldn't have managed to create the same impact. It is a moment where you really do go "AWWWW YEAH!" It is also the possibly longest quote that I manage to say completely flawless. I've even got my own Liam Neeson voice, just to do that properly.
Inception is my favourite film of all time and it's packed with brilliant moments. There is for instance the zero gravity fight scene, but there are few moments that are so in style with the rest of the film and it's subject, as well as being as beautiful as this particularly moment.
After what seemed like a successful Inception, Cobb wakes up at the plane, wanders through the security at the airport and arrives at his home. He spins the spinning top, but he sees his children, leaving the spinning top spinning until the screen cuts to black.
It's the perfect ending to a perfect film. It's an ending that turned out to be the topic of several discussions the months after it's release. It's an ending that really flows like a dream, accompanied by it's wonderful score, it's a scene that's just beautiful to watch.
Bane is an awesome villain. He is just fucking bad-ass. I would actually like to include his one fight with Batman, where he breaks Batman, seeing as that fight is intense as hell. But this particular moment is just fantastic.
Bane have just broken Batman and sent him to the same prison that Bane was being captured. It leads to a very epic quote.
"When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die." If that ain't awesome, nothing is awesome. Bane is a terrifying villain in the way that he is so self confident. And this line is perhaps his greatest.
Much like Bane, the Joker is an awesome villain. He is a totally different villain from Bane, but just as menacing. And while The Dark Knight is full of great moments, like the Joker's introduction, but this scene really shows his character as the sadistic genius he is.
The Joker have stolen the mafias money, and decides to crash their meeting.
It works as a second introduction to the Joker in some ways. Just the whole scene is brilliant, while most people would agree that the pencil trick is great, everything that follows is wonderful as well. For instance him just replying with "Yeah" when they ask if he think he can just steal their money and get away with it. It's awesome.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a film that I've always held close to my heart. It's a film that has helped me feel better when I've been depressed. It's a film that's always managed to bring a smile to my face. Either from the lovely, funny songs or just by the wonderfully cute moments it haves.
Jack Skellington has just saved Christmas and Halloween (after nearly ruining it), and shares a sweet moment with Sally.
It's a very cute moment. Very sweet and tender. It's a perfect ending to a perfect film. It's a very beautiful moment that have always managed to move me. I'm in love with this scene.