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#1 of 92 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 01 2010 - 06:44 AM

Note: this thread was originally used for a contest.  There are a lot of good favorite moments here so I am renaming the thread and reopening it for non-contest participation. List one of your favorite moments from a Paramount movie along with the title of the movie its from. 

#2 of 92 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 01 2010 - 06:57 AM

Sample entry (unfortunately I'm not eligible).

One of my favorite Paramount moments is in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy is running through the market to find Marian and runs into the swordsman.  After watching an impressive display of swordsmanship an exasperated Indy just shoots him and continues the chase.

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#3 of 92 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 01 2010 - 07:38 AM

I'm in!

One of the great movie moments comes in Paramount's Sunset Boulevard when aged silent film star Norma Desmond responds to being told "You used to be big!" by William Holden's character, Joe Gillis. 

Desmond's response:  I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

What a way to capture the state of mind of Gloria Swanson's character as she deals with her situation as a vestige of an earlier era in the history of cinema--a forgotten star whose time has passed her by.  

And HERE is the HTF's review of the Centennial Collection DVD of Sunset Boulevard.  Here's hoping for a Blu-ray release sometime soon!   

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Posted March 01 2010 - 07:57 AM

 I'm in too

"The Godfather" when James Caan says in the Italian restaurant "I don't want my brother coming out with his dick in his hand"

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#5 of 92 OFFLINE   Brian McHale

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Posted March 01 2010 - 08:08 AM


How to pick a favorite moment? How 'bout:

"Johnny, what can you make out of this?"
"This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl... "


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Posted March 01 2010 - 08:31 AM

Apocalypse Now
The Ride of the Valkyries helicopter attack scene

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#7 of 92 OFFLINE   RichMurphy


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Posted March 01 2010 - 09:46 AM

Cecil B. DeMille's THE TEN COMMANDMENTS cries out for a restoration and presentation on Blu-Ray.

Besides the spectacle of the Exodus and Red Sea sequences, who can resist dialogue such as Yul Brynner's comment to Anne Baxter: "You will be mine, like my dog, or my horse, or my falcon, except that I shall love you more - and trust you less."

Other have bemoaned the need for a new transfer of this film here:

#8 of 92 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:01 AM

"Tell Mama- tell Mama all...."

Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun with one of the greatest love scenes ever!

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:01 AM

In "Tommy Boy," Tommy Boy catches Richard looking through the window at a gorgeous girl.  He asks, "Who's your favorite Little Rascal?  Was it Alfalfa?  Or was it *Spanky*?"

An old thread about it:


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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:14 AM

"The Odd Couple" where Oscar throws the plate of spaghetti against the kitchen wall.  Here's the HTF review.

#11 of 92 OFFLINE   Steve Armbrust

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:16 AM

Whoops.  Didn't see the previous reference.

In Iron Man, when Robert Downey Jr. puts on the suit and flies, saying, "yeah, I can fly."

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:42 AM

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Chekov asks the street cop where he can find the nuclear "wessels."

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#13 of 92 OFFLINE   Colin Davidson

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:54 AM

Galaxy Quest

When Tech Sgt. Chen beams up the alien and it materializes inside out.


#14 of 92 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted March 01 2010 - 10:54 AM

In the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.............
I like the scene when one of the "Twin" Transformers tells the other one, "It's supposed to hurt! It's an ass kickin'!" Cracks me up every time I see it. www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/289262/official-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-review-thread

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Posted March 01 2010 - 11:34 AM

The mine car chase from Temple of Doom.

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Posted March 01 2010 - 11:44 AM

Coming to America

I always remember the opening credits with the Paramount logo...and then the camera zooms through and you are flying over Zamunda and into the film. Also, my favorite scene is without a doubt, Sexual Chocolate's performance. That boy is good!


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Posted March 01 2010 - 11:58 AM

Saturday Night Fever. The scene after the bridge incident, when Tony has taken just about all he can from the life he is living, boards a subway alone, as we hear the haunting Bee Gees song "How Deep is Your Love." The scene ends just as hauntingly with a shot of the World Trade Center at dawn.

#18 of 92 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted March 01 2010 - 12:24 PM

One of the classic moments in Star Trek -- Kirk screaming "Khan" in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Posted March 01 2010 - 01:08 PM

1979 - The Warriors

An all-time favorite scene from this film is the emergence of The Baseball Furies and the chase of The Warriors through Riverside Park.


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Posted March 01 2010 - 01:46 PM

The melting of Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Edit is it that the MOMENT has to not have been said before or the film has to be unmentioned:

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