Games have taken a bit of a backseat to movies in the last few weeks for me, and I’ve spent a whole lot of time rewatching some favorites and trying to get through the never-ending list of recommendations I’ve collected over the years. It can be kind of a rare thing, but occasionally I stumble across those rare scenes that really stick in my head and elevate a film to the next level for me, or just strike me as noteworthy. What’s a scene you revisit from time to time that you find particularly memorable or striking? No rules here of course, I’m down to hear about whatever, whether it’s from a film you otherwise didn’t care for, or even one you never finished. If it stood out to you that much then it’s worth mentioning!
To kick it off here’s some scenes from what are probably my favorite films of all time if I had to pick. Every extra in this Children of Men scene deserves a damn Oscar, and the sense of confusion, desperation, awe, and hope that resonates from this whole sequence is just incredibly moving. God, this movie. Someone stop me I’ll talk about it for hours (Spoiler warning, scene occurs towards the end of the film)
As for this Dog Day Afternoon one, Al Pacino delivers what I legitimately believe is one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen as the world’s most incompetent bank robber in this movie. He just exudes this really convincing nervous energy throughout the whole thing and I just can’t turn away from it. The way he unveils the rifle in this scene plus the line where he’s asking for the keys is just perfect. Please give this a watch if you get a chance, based on a true story and (without spoiling too much here) weaves a lot of progressive topics and LGBT issues into the plot in very unexpected ways.