Category Archives: Significant Scenes

The End of The Ten Commandments (1956) Is the End of the World

In a film packed with memorable moments, the creation of the 10 Commandments stands out as quite possibly the best scene in The Ten Commandments (1956). And not just because it is packed with Logos, spirituality, and drama. Another reason … Continue reading

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The Beast Died of a Broken Heart

Gaston may have shot him with an arrow and stabbed him in the back, but it was Beauty killed the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991). Continue reading

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The Best Cycling Scene of All Time

I grew up in a city in Washington State that was five miles from pretty much everything. To get to a grocery store, library, restaurant, or mall, I had to travel quite a ways. As a result, it was a … Continue reading

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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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