Category Archives: Significant Scenes

Ultimate Suffering in Film

This article is not for the squeamish. The end of 2018 was not kind to me. I was bedridden for a week in September and then spent the final week of December suffering from a number of painful maladies. I … Continue reading

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A Big Lesson in Money Management

Remember that scene in Big where Josh Baskin receives his first paycheck? He’s a 12-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 30-year-old man. He has never had more than a few dollars to his name in his whole life, … Continue reading

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10 Great Storyteller Scenes

The conventional wisdom is that because film is a visual medium, filmmakers should always take a show-not-tell approach to storytelling. But there are always exceptions to the rule. Sometimes the combination of a good actor and quality dialogue can mesmerize … Continue reading

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My Prediction for the Opening Scene of the Next Avengers Film

Do not read on until you have seen Avengers: Infinity War. Major spoiler ahead. We clear? Okay.

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What Makes the RoboCop vs. ED-209 Fight So Memorable?

There are three big things that make this scene go from good to legendary by etching itself in my memory. Continue reading

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This Is My 2nd Favorite Robot Fight in a Film

It might seem like putting the cart before the horse, but I would like to share my second favorite robot fight in a film. Why not share my favorite one before the second favorite? To draw out the suspense! But … Continue reading

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The Subtle Meaning of the Scene Where Two-Face Meets the Riddler

This scene is brilliantly set up so that the visuals complement the dialogue and they work together to demonstrate what is happening in Two-Face’s mind the whole time. Continue reading

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