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#1 of 16 battlebeast

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Posted July 02 2012 - 01:29 PM

As most of us are movie fans, and have seens hundreds of films, we all know of scenes that have become burned into the public consciousness.  These scenes even a person who never watches movies might know about. These scenes have been seen over and over and over again, parodied and played over and over. So what are the most Iconic Scenes?




I am going to try and make a list of the 100 most Iconic Scenes, but I can't so it alone, so maybe we can all put in our 2¢ and get a list going.


1) Running from the plane - North By Northwest


2) The Shower Scene - Psycho


3) Rocky running up the stairs - Rocky


4) "Frankly My Dear, I Don't Give Damn." - Gone with the Wind


5) Kissing on the beach, waves crashing over them - From Here to Eternity


These are just some of the ones I could come up with off the top of my head...


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#2 of 16 Steve Tannehill

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Posted July 02 2012 - 01:44 PM

Horses head in the bed in The Godfather.

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Posted July 02 2012 - 01:55 PM

Originally Posted by Steve Tannehill 

Horses head in the bed in The Godfather.

Good grief, how could I have forgotten that one?!


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#4 of 16 Walter Kittel

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Posted July 02 2012 - 01:57 PM

Some of my favorites... An enraged Kong bursting through the gate on Skull Island - King Kong (1933) The Star Child hovering over Earth - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Osgood's reaction to Jack Lemmon revealing he is a man, "Well, nobody's perfect." - Some Like It Hot (1959) The reveal of the Statue of Liberty - Planet of the Apes (1968) Slim Pickens riding the bomb - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Walter.
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Posted July 02 2012 - 02:08 PM

Ooo, some great ones!


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Posted July 02 2012 - 02:52 PM

The huge boulder rolling towards Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. E.T. healing Elliot's finger with his lighted fingertip. Bluto calling for a food fight in Animal House.

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Posted July 02 2012 - 02:57 PM

Good ones listed already but here's a couple more: the shark popping out of the water and on to the Orca in Jaws Norma Desmond being ready for her closeup in Sunset Boulevard And Darth Vader saying "No, I am your father" in The Empire Strikes Back

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Posted July 02 2012 - 03:41 PM

Gene Kelly on the lamppost - Singin' In The Rain Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard walking off into the sunset - Modern Times Errol Flynn swinging onto the tree - Adventures Of Robin Hood 'As God is my witness' pose - Gone With The Wind two knives into the table - 12 Angry Men Julie Andrews spinning on the mountain side - Sound Of Music Chariot Race - Ben Hur Steve McQueen jumping the fence - Great Escape Claudette Colbert stopping the car - It Happened One Night David

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Posted July 02 2012 - 05:26 PM

The cat finding Orson Welles' feet in The Third Man and the bedroom light suddenly shining on his face. Omar Sharif's first appearance out of the desert in Lawrence Of Arabia

#10 of 16 Walter Kittel

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Posted July 02 2012 - 08:17 PM

Oh, why not a few more... The parting of the Red Sea - The Ten Commandments (1956) The reveal of Norman Bates' mother in the rocking chair - Psycho (1960) The shot of the door of the cabin framing John Wayne at the conclusion of the film - The Searchers (1956) Robert Mitchum and the LOVE/HATE tattoo sequence - The Night of the Hunter (1955) "You talkin' to me?!" Robert DeNiro - Taxi Driver (1976) Jump cut from bone thrown into the air to the orbiting satellite - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Roy Hobb's homerun trot in the National League series (at night with lights exploding) - The Natural (1984) George C. Scott address at the opening of the film - Patton (1970) - Walter.
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Posted July 02 2012 - 08:46 PM

The Odessa Steps sequence (especially the baby in a carriage rolling down the stairs) - Battleship Potemkin (1925)


The opening overhead shot of the Star Destroyer chasing the tiny rebel ship - Star Wars (1977)


Woody Allen pulling Marshall McLuhan into a movie line to win an argument - Annie Hall (1977)


The "Do you feel lucky, punk?" scene - Dirty Harry (1971)


British runners jogging on the beach (accompanied by Vangelis) - Chariots Of Fire (1981)


Dorothy opening the door of her house after the tornado and stepping into a full-color Oz - The Wizard Of Oz (1939)


John Wayne taking on Robert Duvall's gang ("Fill your hands, you sonofabitch!") - True Grit (1969)

Jack Nicholson's "Here's Johnny!" - The Shining (1980)


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Posted July 03 2012 - 01:31 AM

Rosebud burning in the fireplace - Citizen Kane
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Posted July 03 2012 - 01:55 AM

"Here's looking at you, kid." - Casablanca

"I'm Spartacus!" - Spartacus

The most famous five notes in the universe - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Chaplin's reaction to the girl realizing who he really was - City Lights

Dancing in the Ballroom - Beauty and the Beast

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Posted July 03 2012 - 03:48 AM

Rita Hayworth in that clinging black dress in Gilda singing Put The Blame On Mame

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:09 AM

John Travoltas strut in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The landing of the mothrrship CLOSE ENCOUNTERS THEYRE PEOPLE......SOYLENT GREEN The reveal in....THE SIXTH SENSE The bucket falling in....CARRIE THERES NO CRYING IN BASEBALL.....A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

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Posted July 05 2012 - 07:28 AM

"I am Dracula. I bid you...welcome" (Dracula, 1931) "It's alive. It's alive!" (Frankenstein, 1931) "He went for a little walk!" (The Mummy, 1932) "They're coming to get you, Barbara..." (Night of the Living Dead. 1968) "They're here!" (Poltergeist, 1982) I'd have gone with several of the above, like the Star Wars and CE3K moments. Superman catching Louis Lane as she falls from the building in the 1978 movie. The ring of men outlining the saucer under the ice in Thing from Another World Two moment from The Day the Earth Stood Still: Klaatu emerging from the saucer and then the classic "Gort. Klaatu. Barrada. Nikto" The C57-D landing in Forbidden Planet, also the reveal of the Id Monster. The truck full of pods in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. "You're next!"