Best of…

04.08.2005Filmi

I do not get the “best of…” thing. I mean seriously, what`s up with that?
Here you can find a list of “best of…movie scenes” as put together by 1200 users of mobile phones (no, we will not advertise).

Top five sexy scenes:
1. Basic Instinct – Sharon Stone refuses to sit still
2. The Graduate – Dustin Hoffman inquires: “Mrs Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?”
3. Dr No – Ursula Andress appears from the ocean
4. 9 1/2 Weeks – Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger visit the fridge
5. Wild Things – Matt Dillon and Denise Richards…and Neve Campbell

Top five horror scenes:

1. Psycho – shower scene
2. Alien – alien bursts from John Hurt’s chest over dinner
3. Silence of the Lambs – “I ate his liver with a nice Chianti,” reveals Anthony Hopkins
4. The Shining – “Here’s Johnny” (Jack Nicholson)
5. The Exorcist – head-spinning scene

Top five crime/thriller scenes:

1. Dirty Harry – “Tell me punk…do you feel lucky?” (Clint Eastwood)
2. Thelma and Louise – Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon drive off a cliff
3. The Godfather – horse’s head found in bed
4. North by Northwest – plane chases Cary Grant
5. Heat – De Niro and Pacino’s tete-a-tete in cafe

Top five comedy scenes:

1. There’s Something About Mary – Cameron Diaz’s unique brand of hair gel
2. Wayne’s World – Mike Myers and Dana Carvey rock along to Bohemian Rhapsody
3. American Pie – Jason Biggs shows his love of apple pie
4. Meet The Parents – Ben Stiller smashes urn of ashes
5. Dumb And Dumber – ski lift tries to steal Jeff Daniels’ tongue

Top five romantic scenes:
1. Dirty Dancing – Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Gray from the water
2. Gone With The Wind – “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” (Clark Gable)
3. Officer And A Gentleman – Richard Gere sweeps Debra Winger off her feet
4. Some Like It Hot – Marilyn Monroe’s skirt blows in the wind
5. From Here To Eternity – Burt Lancaster kisses Deborah Kerr on the beach

Top five action scenes:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Harrison Ford shoots a showy swordsman
2. Keanu Reeves finds the bomb on the bus
3. The Matrix – slow motion limbo
4. Bullitt – San Francisco car chase scene
5. Superman – Christopher Reeves flies to the rescue of a falling Margot Kidder

What bothers me is that the newest movie is Meet the parents and all the other movies are like…well…you know…FUCKING OLD!!! What, people stopped going to the movies ten years ago? Jesus Christ! And cmon, no. 1 action scene is when Harrison Ford shoots a showy swordsman??? Action scene??? Where`s the action?? He stands there, he gets fed up by the swish-swosh and he shoots the guy. The whole thing lasts for like ten seconds!! Bloody idiots. And what`s with the Exorcist? When will someone stand up and say that movie is a load of crap. Oh, wait. (/me stands up and says: THAT MOVIE IS A LOAD OF CRAP!). There. Seriously, movies like Exorcist, Deliverance…they are all smoke and no fire. People talk about it all the time, smart-mouthing and thinking how fucking updated on the subject of movies they are, but in reality, they are just repeating what they picked up from others. And that Psycho shower scene…would you give it a rest already? For fucks sake, did you go blind at that scene and did not see anything else? Blah.

No wonder the world is going down the tube.

The poll obtained through Digital spy

 

5 komentarjev na “Best of…

  1. ill-advised

    FUCKING OLD!!! What, people stopped going to the movies ten years ago?

    I’m not exactly a movie expert, but I think that American Pie and The Matrix aren’t very old either. Certainly not more than ten years.

    And besides — movies have existed for a hundred years or so. While there has certainly been progress in the technical aspects, there hasn’t necessarily been much progress in things like drama, viewability, artistic value, human interest, etc. Thus, for the purposes of a poll like the one you mention above, older films are quite capable of competing well against the more recent ones. And because, given that movies have been made for a hundred years, only a small percentage of them are less than 10 years old, it is not surprising that also only a small percentage of the films on this poll are less than 10 years old.

    Harrison Ford shoots a showy swordsman??? Action scene??? Where`s the action?? He stands there, he gets fed up by the swish-swosh and he shoots the guy. The whole thing lasts for like ten seconds!!

    I think this scene appeals to people not so much because of the action, but precisely because of the lack of action. Based on previous experience with the Indiana Jones films, the viewer expects Indy to respond to the swordsman’s showiness by showing off some impressive skill of his own, or by doing something else generally daring; the viewer expects an interesting fight to develop. But then we are surprised to see Indy do precisely the opposite thing, i.e. to do the reasonable thing given the situation rather than the one we’d expect from him: he just pulls his gun and shoots the guy. In fact, according to IMDB, an elaborate fight scene was originally planed at that point, but was then simplified because of Harrison Ford’s illness.

    In general, however, I’m not really particularly fit to comment on a poll like this, because I’m not terribly familiar with movies. The fridge scene from 9 1/2 Weeks seemed pretty dull to me. For the top 5 sexy scenes, I would recommend the love scene involving Patti D’Arbanville and Mona Kristensen in Bilitis. I approve of the choice of the Thelma & Louise scene, and of the horse’s head scene from The Godfather. I’m surprised that people didn’t propose something from the Titanic for the top romantic scene — I haven’t seen that movie but I hear that it was extremely popular.

    <sarcasm> And as for the top 5 comedy scenes, surely the 8-minute drive through the Japanese highway system in Tarkovski’s Solaris has to take the first place of all time… ;-] </sarcasm>

     
  2. lemuel

    I am not going to comment on the other categories (no seriously, Thelma and Louise!?), but those comedy scenes made me pretty angry – not only are they not funny but – and here we would probably differ – they are all from the 90s and are all “new”. Are they trying to tell me there arent any more memorable comedy scenes in all of cinematographic history than Cameron Diaz and her erect hair? America Pie!? Dumb and Dumber!? Yeesh! I certainly wouldnt want to be in company of those mobile phone users.

     
  3. plav trg

    What an awful list. Must have been a poll of American mobile phone users. Life of Brian is the funniest film for me

     
  4. carlene

    I’ve read the list about you’re favorite romantic movies. I’ve already watched the first three. They were good movies. I like most especially Gone With The Wind although it had a sad ending. Movies about romances and love affairs are wonderful to watch. In case you want to know other good romantic movies, here is a list of my own favorites: 1. Casablanca 2. An Affair to Remember 3. Life is Beautiful 4. Romeo and Juliet 5. Cinema Paradiso 6. Sound of Music 7. Sense and Sensibility. I hope you’ve already watched them or if you haven’t, I hope you’ll enjoy viewing them.

     

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