Songs and scores from movies often have the ability to take us back to particular moments in the films they were featured in. Not only that, they also have an uncanny ability to evoke nostalgia for things that were and help us remember time and places when you first heard them.
This week’s question courtesy of Cody Youngquist: What are your favorite scenes that you could watch over and over from a movie that otherwise you wouldn’t care to watch? Read what we have to say about that and let your opinion be known in the comments!
The pre-teen little girl who sheds insight into the human condition for her adult brother; the criminal who is going to hang it up after one last job; the mirror trick in horror movies; Matrix-style slow motion in action scenes; let’s face it, clichés abounds and are signs of lazy film-making.
How often are you faced with the uncomfortable conclusion after seeing an “acclaimed” film that you simply just don’t get it? While I personally can’t think of many examples during this stellar film year of 2010, it happens all-too-often that moviegoers are left thinking “What did I not get?”
Hollywood loves its happy endings and will shove it down the audience’s throat no matter how implausible it may look. How many times have we seen two people who have nothing in common, fight and bicker endlessly only to get together at the end of the movie?
It’s late but you don’t want to go to sleep. You try to think of something pleasant but terrifying scenarios flash in your mind. You want to go to the bathroom but you are scared of even moving. At one point or another, we have all come upon films that leaves you in a fright.
You watch a critically acclaimed film that everyone has raved about and you just don’t understand what the hype is all about. Maybe you feel guilty or embarrassed about not enjoying Citizen Kane, widely accepted as the greatest film of all-time? Time to voice your opinion!
It happens all the time. We watch a film/actor/director that we used to really love but it just doesn’t have nearly the same effect anymore. What movies did you fall out of love with? Feel free to discuss the same question about actors, directors, music and/or TV shows.
After watching a lot of movies, movie lovers tend to become a bit cynical and negative about the entire film business. So I thought it would be a good time to get back to what makes movies magical: their uncanny ability to move us like few other medium can. What movies made you cry?