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Tag Archives: scenic
The Shining–The Bathroom Scene
If there is a better scene in all of cinema, it probably comes from The Shining (1980) as well—the first bar scene? But pound for pound the back and forth between Jack and Grady in the unbelievably beautiful set of … Continue reading
One False Move- Stabbing Scene
Tonight’s installment of scenic is brought to you by the CogDog, who blogged some books he had bought, in which I caught a glimpse of Walter Mosley’s name, which made me think of his novel Devil in a Blue Dress, … Continue reading
Flash Gordon – “The Football Fight”
Flash Gordon (1980) is one of those films that I constantly come back to, between the inspired costumes, the great Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless, and Doctor Zarkoff’s memory erasure which is visualized as a minute-long flashback that … Continue reading
Broadway Danny Rose – “You’re living like a loser”
While I recognize Crimes and Misdemeanors may be Woody Allen’s most profound film, I have to say Broadway Danny Rose is my favorite Woody Allen of all time. It has some of his sharpest jokes and philosophical writing, he’s also … Continue reading
The Wild Bunch ‘How does it feel to be so god damned right”
I’ll be quoting from Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece, and my all-time favorite Western, The Wild Bunch extensively in the scenic series. But right now this scene just seems so right. Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan), a “Judas goat,” confronts the railroad detective … Continue reading
Criss Cross – Dancing at the Round-About
I’m a fan of Richard Siodmak noirs, particularly The Killers (1946) and Criss Cross (1949), and recently I was talking about the dance scene from Criss Cross at the Round-Up club, which for me is one of the most compelling … Continue reading
Psycho – The Money MacGuffin
When setting up a scene from Psycho (1960) it might be a layup to frame the shower scene (which is brilliant), but what always struck me the first time I saw this film—and Psycho is a film that you feel … Continue reading
Fritz Lange’s M: “I can’t help what I do”
What can you say about this scene from M (1931)? That it’s Peter Lorre’s greatest moment ever. Sure. That it remains one of the most powerful moments in film wherein the audience is asked to identify with a child murdering … Continue reading
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – “Welcome to Canada”
My blogging screeched to a halt while I was in Vancouver, British Columbia having a blast with edtech friends near and far, and my broke ass even imposed on the unbelievably gracious and warm Casa Lamb/McPhee. Worth pointing out is … Continue reading
“Eight year olds, Dude”
What can I say about The Big Lebowski that hasn’t already been said? Now that I think about it I could probably find something, but it would seem to rob this masterpiece of its magic. Just about every scene could … Continue reading