Flaming Zinc recently played an amusing game at her work where she asked her co-workers to nominate their favourite film scenes, and discuss what those scenes said about them, for a spot of cheap amateur therapy and psyschology.
However, for the purposes of this experiment, I shall nominate my favourite movie moments as being:
– Chungking Express – just the riot of colours, sounds (and presumably smells) while one is running through Hong Kong (or any other neon-soaked city) during the night.
– Face/Off – just the moment when Nicolas Cage gets out of the car, his cool-as-f**k jacket swings out with him and the music swells. For that moment, he is the coolest mofo in town and nothing can beat him. Never mind that he’s just planted a bomb in the middle of Los Angeles.
– It’s A Wonderful Life – sorry to go all Dave Lister on y’all, but that moment at the end when George realises what he has, what he could have lost, and that everyone around him is happy and everyone is “saved”… It’s such a wonderful moment that, to be honest, I’ve never been able to see it again.
– Almost Famous, when the entire gang starts singing a random song on the tour bus, and for those three minutes, the lead character feels like he’s found a tribe he belongs to, who get him. Even though he’s a pimply virginal 15-year-old with a talent for writing, and they’re all sooperstar rock gods who are banging Kate Hudson.
Maybe I need to see a psychiatrist. 😉 Amongst other things!
What’s your favourite movie moment, and what does it say about you?