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« : May 22, 2007, 01:37:12 PM »

What are your 5 favourite single shots in a movie ever?

Mine, in no order:
(May contain spoilers, for non-Leone films, too!)

Once Upon A Time In America - The boys running towards camera in slow motion

Once Upon A Time In The West - The first shot of Harmonica's and Frank's duel; at first only Frank is in the picture, then suddenly Harmonica appears from a side of the frame and then camera pulls high and back

Clockwork Orange - Alex and his gang are walking down a street, in slow motion, when Alex suddenly starts beating them

Aguirre: The Wrath of God - The last shot

Taxi Driver - The slow motion shot from bird perspective after the end massacre


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« #1 : May 23, 2007, 04:37:56 AM »

Here are some, no order, maybe not everything what I like...

OUATITW - the view of Jill through the roof of her bed
                - Franks arrival to Sweetwater in the end

GBU - Tuco throwing his empty bottle to Blondie in the dessert

Lemonade Joe - look through the barrel of a gun

You´ve Got Mail - in the begining, when the camera slowly goes nearer and nearer to an open window; and then it goes through the window and shows different parts of the flat, all still one shot (at least it looks like it.) I´m still wondering how did they do it.

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« #2 : May 23, 2007, 05:13:52 AM »

Lawrence of Arabia: the shadow walking on the roof of the train.                    OUATITW: Woody Strode drinking from his hat.                                             The Wild Bunch: Holden and the boys start laughing after they shoot the general.                                                                                                      True Romance: The Eggplant speech.                                                            Sisters: the birthday cake scene. the dream in the asylum.

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« #3 : May 23, 2007, 10:23:08 AM »

Casablanca: The shot where Bogart nods almost imperceptibly to give the band permission to play the Champs Elysses.

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« #4 : May 23, 2007, 02:05:43 PM »

I'll just choose my favorite shots from my five favorite films...



OUATITW -- Elam, Strode, and Mulloch situate themselves after the train has revealed the man with the harmonica.

Lawrence of Arabia -- Peter O'Toole lifts the match up to his face, and instead of snuffing it out with his skin, he blows it out... then a sudden edit to an amazing landscape in Arabia.

(Insert any given shot from 2001 here)

OUATIA -- The obvious one... the boys walk along and Dominic skips ahead.

Seven Samurai -- The one on the cover of the old Criterion two-disc special edition, that shows six of the samurai in the frame....

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« #5 : May 24, 2007, 02:32:16 AM »

1. Look on little Timmy's face when he saw his family masacred.
2. First entrance of Frank and his men behind those bushes....as they aproach to this little kid.
3.Jill: What does he waiting, what does he doing?... He is wittling a piece of wood, and I gotta feeling when he stops....something is gonna happen!...then Frank enters and music swells up.
4.Final showdown....everything from begining to the end!
5.Would you be back?... Someday...

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« #6 : May 24, 2007, 09:59:05 AM »

1. Look on little Timmy's face when he saw his family masacred.
2. First entrance of Frank and his men behind those bushes....as they aproach to this little kid.
3.Jill: What does he waiting, what does he doing?... He is wittling a piece of wood, and I gotta feeling when he stops....something is gonna happen!...then Frank enters and music swells up.
4.Final showdown....everything from begining to the end!
5.Would you be back?... Someday...

Geez poderator, you stole all my picks. lol O0 This film definitely has all the best shots. It amazes me. I'll add one. The shot following Jill into the the train station and than panning over the roof to reveal the town of Flagstaff. AMAZING! Possibly the greatest shot ever.




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« #7 : May 24, 2007, 10:06:22 AM »

Yeah, poderator came up with some excellent shots! Any one of those could be on my list.

And indeed every single shot during the showdown is like a painting.


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« #8 : May 24, 2007, 10:21:53 AM »

Yeah, poderator came up with some excellent shots! Any one of those could be on my list.

And indeed every single shot during the showdown is like a painting.

Love the avatar picture moviesceleton!! O0




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« #9 : May 24, 2007, 11:24:24 AM »

Love the avatar picture moviesceleton!! O0
Thanks! I only wonder if that's the same shot as in the picture or some artwork. I guess the latter. But it is a cool picture nevertheless.


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« #10 : May 27, 2007, 04:02:36 AM »

The shot following Jill into the the train station and than panning over the roof to reveal the town of Flagstaff. AMAZING! Possibly the greatest shot ever.

Oh, sure, how could I forget it! :-[ And the music - together it's really perfect.

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« #11 : July 03, 2007, 10:29:15 AM »

Night Of The Living Dead (1968) - Man kicks a zombie, the zombie staggers back and it appears that there a dozen more zombies on the yard. True nightmare.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - The first shot (after the montage).


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« #12 : July 03, 2007, 12:10:44 PM »

Alien (1979)

Towards the end. The closeup of Ellen Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) hand holding on to a ledge followed by her eyes looking over her hand to see if it's clear to go. Classic shot by Ridley Scott!

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« #13 : July 03, 2007, 12:39:56 PM »

DYS: Sean dying in Juan's arms, and then  :'(

OUTITW: the whole movie could I write.  ;D
Okay, I love the shot when Cheyenne throws the light and we see suddenly Harmonica's face. That music effect!

The Wild Bunch: all from they begin to walking - to the close-up of Borgnine's face when he, as the last man, dies.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: Pat sitting on the veranda before he kills the Kid.

FOD: Ramon dying and "spitting blood". I love the camera moving in this shot.



Nice. All my favourites have something to do with Death...  ;D

« : July 03, 2007, 12:42:33 PM Jill »

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« #14 : July 03, 2007, 01:29:39 PM »


Okay, I love the shot when Cheyenne throws the light and we see suddenly Harmonica's face. That music effect!
I got goosebumps!






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Nice. All my favourites have something to do with Death...  ;D
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