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Added by mazardeus on 20 Oct 2016 04:31
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Cinema - My Favorite Moments in Cinema

This is a list of movies with notes on specific scenes or sequences that define cinema magic, emotion, and beauty.
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If there's anything unforgettable outside of Darren Aronofsky's powerful narrative structure in Noah, it is some of his specific scenes combined with Clint Mansell's beautiful score. One particular montage of sequences I greatly admire is during the theme of "Make Thee an Ark" where Noah starts planting the seed while explaining to his family that they have a mission.

Skipping forward, the theme continues with the two doves landing on ground. Then, they fly away towards the construction of the ark. This whole sequence is absolutely breathtaking, beautiful, immersive, and filled with emotion. It gave me a lot of gooosebumps. I consider it to be some of the most powerful scenes I have ever seen on film. The visual style was so intuitive and breathtaking. It really pumped me up.
Outside of its extremely beautiful cinematography and haunting musical score, this is likely the best western-themed film I have ever seen. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford features the most impressive acting, directing, and perfect pacing that come together to create an extremely immersive experience.

I have to admit that this is one of the most severely underrated films of 2007. It was only nominated for Best Cinematography and Casey Affleck's performance. Andrew Dominik should have received more honors for such a perfectly paced film. This movie is told in a way where all the characters presented in this film can be studied and critiqued. In other words, it is a character study. Most of all, it is a study of the main players in the film.

Brad Pitt's Jesse James is portrayed as an extremely complex man. This film breaks the mold of typical bad guys in Hollywood. Not only that, the film's narrative is told in the most unusual way for a Western genre. To me, this is an excellent example of a film that is telling a narrative-driven story in the most natural way.

What I got out of this movie is how many amazing scenes full of great attention to detail that help progress so much into its characters and story. There is plenty of content and memorable cinematic moments that come off as elegantly simple yet provides depth of character complexities from within. I absolutely adore every minute of this perfect movie. Especially the start of the scene where it is the morning of the assassination. Very epic! It made me feel excited. Outside of its amazing content it provides, the one thing I cannot stress enough that distinguishes this movie is its beautiful cinematography. Likely the best shots ever choreographed in any movie.
War sequence against the Japanese from night to day. Hans Zimmer.

I am left wandering for hours, speechless, after watching this film. All I could think of is asking myself to see it again and again. The scenes in The Thin Red Line are chilling. Hans Zimmer's score is haunting and kept me immersed with John Toll's cinematography.

My experience is left with thanking Terrence Malick as a true philosophically-charged filmmaker. I am left almost in tears when I saw the captain of the company weep after witnessing one of his men dying. The young lad was held by Adrien Brody's character. That scene struck me.

There are so many beautiful scenes! I enjoyed the part where Charlie approached the Japanese stronghold in the night of fog transitioning to daylight ending with Japanese kept as Prisoners of War. That was a very powerful scene.

All aspects of this film leave me speechless. This is a far more meaningful and realistic war film than Saving Private Ryan.
That moment when Spider-Man is being held up by the civilians after the train sequence.
There are too many beautiful cinematic moments in this movie.

One of them is when they do the impossible docking sequence.
Too many great moments:

The waterfall with beautiful music, all the chase scenes, etc.

I love the sandstorm scene with music where Furiosa eliminates some of the chasers by pinning and cornering them against the sandstorm. Beautiful cinematography is captured with Furiosa and Knox wearing goggles.
Before Aang bends the great wave, he takes a flashback in slo-mo where he ran away.
Syriana is one of the most transformative narratives I have ever experienced. It is obvious from the start that this is a complex film filled with subtext. With repeat viewings, you start to fall in love with its editing style, the music, and its wonderful characters. The level of realism in its political messages are extremely accurate.

The one thing I like about Syriana is its ability to have the audience reflect on it based on the political affiliation of the individual. This film creates a realistic perception on the world.
Opening sequence is beautiful.

Scenes with Shyamalan.
Opening sequence.
Montage scene while the music "Push it to the Limit" is being played.
Sequences while John Williams' "Becoming A Geisha" plays.
"Mary Goes To Jesus"

That scene always makes me want to cry.
Montage scene where Rick and co. follow Alex's "bread crumbs" while Alan Silvestri's incredible score plays in the background. That also includes Horace taking flight in slow-motion as well.

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