Considered the greatest scene in the movie. The scene that the producer can put his money on if forced to. When done right, these scenes outlive the movie. Fifty years down the road, younger people will still know of the scene, what was in it and what was said but not necessarily what movie it was into. This could be because of a dress or a sofa or a beautiful scenery of the beach it was in. It could also be the audacious costume or the funny make-up.
Below are ten of the most popular movie scenes that have affected the movie industry in huge ways.
10. The skirt
Movie: Seven Year Itch
Actor(s): Marilyn Monroe
The scene shows Marilyn Monroe standing above a ditch with a blower. The air blew and her skirt hiked up showing her legs.
This movie served as the ultimate Marilyn Monroe photo. The haltered white dress is the ultimate white sexy dress of all women in the whole world. It’s like they can never prove they are sexy until they can rock the Marilyn Monroe white dress.
9. Where s the money?
Movie: Jerry Maguire
Actor(s): Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Show me the Money! is everyone’s expression for just about any situation that involves money.
Before that, though. It was nothing but a movie scene written for a sports agent at the end of his wits. Tom Cruise played it so well that it has invaded the whole world.
8. Do not dare lie
Movie: A Few Good Men
Actor(s): Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise
Lt. Daniel Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can’t handle the truth!
So when your girlfriend tells you she wants the truth about that girl, you know what to say.
7. The flying bike
Actor(s): Elliott and puppet (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
After seeing E.T. lifts the bike and his friend Elliott from the Earth, every kid wants a bike that’ll fly across the moon and wants an E.T. friend.
6. He is watching you
Actor(s): Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
The line ‘Here’s looking at you, kid’ is often used by parents to children nowadays. Knowing the movie makes hearing it a bit like hearing a incestuous relationship in progress.
Trivia: Because the film was made during WWII they were not allowed to film at an airport after dark for security reasons. Instead they used a sound stage with a small cardboard cutout airplane and forced perspective. To give the illusion that the plane was full-sized, they used little people to portray the crew preparing the plane for take-off.
5. That kick
Movie: Karate Kid
Actor(s): Ralph Macchio
That kick executed by Daniel in the last part of the first Karate Kid movie is called Jumping Frog Kick. It’s a very basic kick and is taught even to White Belts.
4. Still scary
Movie: The Exorcist
Actor(s): Linda Blair
There are many great moments in The Exorcist and when I say ‘great’, I mean scary as hell. The one that really stands out is when Linda Blair turned her head 180 degrees. Freaked me out the first time I saw it. The movie, in general, still freaks me out today.
3. He is behind you
Actor(s): Vera Miles and Anthony Perkins
The shower scene has over 90 splices in it, and did not involve Anthony Perkins at all. Perkins was in New York preparing for a play. During the shooting of the shower scene, Hitchcock arranged for the water to suddenly go ice-cold when the attack started. Hitchcock originally envisioned the shower sequence as completely silent, but Bernard Herrmann went ahead and scored it anyway and Hitch immediately changed his mind. The blood in the shower scene is actually chocolate sauce.
2. Don’t talk to him
Movie: Taxi Driver
Actor(s): Robert De Niro
“You talkin’ to me?”
That line is an improv by De Niro. Long live method acting.
1. Where did you get the idea he gives a damn?
Movie: Gone With the Wind
Actor(s): Thomas Mitchell and Scarlett O’Hara
I had to watch this movie thrice because I fell asleep the first two times but I knew I had to fight through the merciless length and phase of this movie but like any hardship in life, it paid off. I saw that last scene and suddenly felt empowered to tell everyone in my life “Frankly My Dear, I don’t Give A Damn!”