27 October 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!

This week's 10 on Tuesday:

10 Favorite Movie Moments

1.  "To Kill a Mockingbird" - when everyone remaining in the courtroom rises to their feet as Atticus Finch leaves, after his unsuccessful defense of Tom Robinson.

2.  "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" - when Clark Griswold gathers the family on the front lawn for the grand lighting display he has put on the outside of the house.  He sings the first line of "Joy to the World" as he goes to turn them on.  And nothing happens.

3.  "Lady and the Tramp" - when they are eating spaghetti, and end up kissing.

4.  "Casablanca" - when the customer's at Rick's sing "Le Marseillaise" and the German soldiers are clearly annoyed.

5.  "Psycho" - duh, the shower scene.  Of course, it scares me beyond all reason, but it's a great scene.

6.  "It's a Wonderful Life" - when George Bailey is seeing what the world would be like if he had never existed, and we learn that Mary would have ended up as - the horror -  a librarian!!!!

7.  "Room with a View" - when George Emerson spies Lucy Honeychurch and immediately comes towards her in the field, and then gives her a very dramatic kiss.

8.  "Glen or Glenda?" - pick a scene.  They're all killers!

9.  "Henry IV" - the St. Crispin's Day speech.

10.  "The Godfather" - the baby's christening interspersed with scenes of other mobsters being killed.  Brilliant contrast.


Andie said...

Great List!

I love the spaghetti scene in 'Lady and the Tramp' too

Judi said...

Great list! Numbers 1 & 10 are outstanding, aren't they?

Bookfool said...

That was fun! I have never seen The Godfather. Can you believe that? I do love #1, 3 and 6.

Miss Scarlett said...

Fantastic list!

I totally agree with: . "To Kill a Mockingbird" That scene almost made my list too.

and Christmas Vacation is an all time family fave -- I love the scene where they are trying to eat that ossified turkey! Hilarious.

Ahhh Branagh and Henry IV.

Channon said...

Great list! I clearly don't watch enough classic movies...

Geek Knitter said...

"Miss Jean Louise stand up. Your father's passin'."

Makes me cry every time.

Favorite Cassablanca moment(s) are the interplay between the French and Italian soldiers. Cracks me up.

matt0701 said...

Great list!

Carrie K said...

I had to go over to American Movie speeches and listen to Kenneth Branagh deliver it again. Good list!