Drew (Fisti) at A Fistful of Films has created a wonderful blogathon. He's asked participants to reveal their most memorable cinematic moments.
Here are the rules:
1) Pick a number between 1 and 100 (any more than 100 is just gaudy)
2) Choose that many cinematic moments that are either your all time favorites or ones that could, on any given day, be your all time favorites
3) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever) with the above header (or one you create for yourself)
4) Send me the link by either posting it here in the comments or getting ahold of me on Twitter ( @fististhoughts )
Here's an idea of the moments he's looking for:
We all have them in the back of our minds; those moments that make us think "man, this is what the movies are all about". We relive those moments in our mind's eye, remembering them and dissecting them and adoring them. They come in all shapes and sizes, from all types of films, and yet they all share one very important aspect; they define why we love the movies. It could be the way that the moment is cut; the way it's edited together. It could be the way the moment uses it's actors to evoke a powerful emotion from us. It could be the way that music floods the scene and draws us even closer to the moment in question. It could be a grand climax, a breathtaking introduction or a simple interchange. It could be any and all things, because for every film lover, the list is different.
Note: My 15 moments, pictured below, are in no particular order.
The Seventh Seal
So many emotions!
Three Colors: Blue
Gorgeous and devastating.
Haunting and mysterious.
True, painful love.
Visceral and frightfully compelling.
Inviting, relaxed and cheerful.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Best. Opening. Ever.
Beautiful and tragic.
The Philadelphia Story
Funny. It's always funny.
Singin' in the Rain
Joyous and carefree.
The French Connection
Adrenaline on film. Flawless, really.
Tears. Every time.
Eyes Wide Shut
What is she thinking?
Probably my favorite soliloquy on film.
The best happy ending I've ever seen.