I asked recently to one of my contact what was his favourite scenes, he gave me 5 answer and I really enjoyed what he did, therefore i have decided to answer back to my own question. It is hard to decide which one of my favourite movie I am going to select, but they all had an impact on my life.
1 : The elevator Scene - Drive, 2012, Directed by Nicolas, R. Fenn.
Music : Wrong Floor, Clint Martinez.
Drive is certainly my favourite movie of all time. I would describe it as a masterpiece, one of the reasons why i have chosen to study filmmaking. This scene in particular moved me. I admire the genius, when the light goes down slowly, How he stands between her and the dangerous man in the elevator, to protect her, while he put his hand on her hip and with all his strength and vulnerability, he kisses her. He knows he won’t have another chance to tell her, love doesn’t matter anymore, she has to be safe, and he does not care about his own security.
2 : The Ice dance, Edward siscorhands, Tim Burton
Music : Danny Elfman : the ice dance
Unforgettable. The most magical scene of all time. First of all i’d like to say that Wionna Ryder is perfect in her role, her angel face is remarkable. As soon as the music starts, you see her, looking outside, she does not look back, only outside. Then she sees Edward sculpting an angel in the ice, which creates snow in the garden. Amazed, she starts to dance under the snowflakes.
3 The truck driver scene, Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott
I completely admire the feminism of that scene. Twice in the movie, they encounter a truck driver with obscene manners, a real pig, which disgust them, but they didn’t pay much attention until the last part of the movie, they have more than enough of men, and they decide to make him understand cordially that it is not right to treat a woman like a piece of meat. Facing a man with no respect for anybody but is truck, he is about to pay for all the asshole in the world. Do you remember that quote ? “say you’re sorry or i’m gonna make you fucking sorry”.
4 : Goodbye Scene, The Deep blue sea, Terrence Davies.
One of the greatest performances that i have seen. A love story between Tom Hiddleston and Rachel Weisz. She is BRILLIANT ! She is in love with a mysterious man, but she lost her mind and even try to kill herself. He was a wonderful lover, but not a Husband. Beware of passion as the movie says, and it shows you exactly why.
“i am going to miss you. Be safe.” and she answer after a silence, trying to cope with the inevitable separation. She looked at him straight in the eyes and says : “Be good”.
Violin Concerto from Barber, OP 14 andante ll
5 : The hotel room, The Hours.
What a wonderful and captivating movie that is the Hours, inspired by the lives of the writer Virgina Woolf. Julianne Moore, laying on the bed, and suddenly water comes and raises her. The fact that she is pregnant brings more impact to the scene, it is not about her only, there is two lives in the balance. I believe the director has used the water as a feeling, to not being able to breathe, reflects the desire to die. I do find this very clever. These waves are not real, it is a projection of an imagination.