Favorite Scene From 2002

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  1. Andrew_Sch

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    I know it's a little late to be doing end of they year stuff, but I just thought of this. Quite simply, what is your favorite single scene from any movie released in 2002?

    I'd have to say the opening scene of Gangs of New York. Simply breathtaking in its brutality, direction, music, editing, and above all, the war of words between Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis. I was literally trembling in my seat for the entire ten or so minutes of this scene the first time I saw it.
     
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    Two keyed on music:

    "I Can't Stop Loving You" in Metropolis. If you've seen it, you know what I mean.

    "What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted" in Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

    Both have other bits of memorable greatness: The fire brigade in Metropolis, Robert White in SitSoM

    Best action:

    George Lucas throws everything but the kitchen sink at us for the last half-hour plus of Attack Of The Clones: Swordplay, spaceships, monsters, armies, robots, gunfighting... And put together pretty well, too.

    IMAX:

    Sailing the aetherium in Treasure Planet

    Jim Lovell imagines walking on the moon in Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience

    Best Tension:

    Terrorist bomb going off in The Quiet American
     
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    Very hard Andrew, but my choice for films released in 2002 (though I did not see it until 2003) would be the opening scene in City of God, where the chicken who is about to become someone’s lunch escapes. We just know that we are being set up for things to come.

    And the slow smooth camera work of the open-air bazaar that transitions to the frantic chicken chase, culminating with a seemingly innocent photographer being caught with the chicken in between two clearly violent groups with guns is a perfect beginning to this film. And of course we return, in the end to this scene.

    For films in general release in 2002, it is pretty hard to go past the Kathy Bates/Jack Nicholsen hot tub scene.
     
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    "We Both Reached for the Gun" - Chicago

    "What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted" in Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, couldn't agree more Jason. Loved it.

    "Forth Eorlingas" - The Two Towers
     
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    Not necessarily my "favorite" scene per se, but a scene from "The Man From Elysian Fields" just sticks in my mind. I loved the film, and found a particular scene heartbreakingly unforgettable. Being that it's not been widely seen yet (DVD 3/18), I'll just say it features Mr. Mick Jagger. He is SO good in the film. Not on the scale of the scene from "Gangs of New York" or a show-stopping number from "Chicago", but a smaller moment of human interaction.
     
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    I'm not too good at this but there's a few that come to mind...

    Edward Norton's rant in 25th Hour.

    The "I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine" scene in Punch-Drunk Love.

    Michael Moore getting his prize for opening a banking account in Bowling For Columbine.
     
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    1. Tom Hanks getting revenge for the murder of his family in Road to Perdition.

    2. The battle for Helm's Deep in the Two Towers.

    3. Yoda vs. Count Dooku
     
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    Gandalf the White's charge down the mountain in The Two Towers.
     
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    The Ents' destruction of Isengard in The Two Towers

    Marcus & Will performing "Killing Me Softly" in About a Boy

    Antwone's homecoming feast in Antwone Fisher

    Virginia's conversation with her husband at the train station in The Hours

    Samara coming out of the TV
    in The Ring
     
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    Yoda vs. Dooku in Attack of the Clones

    Schmidt receiving a response letter from his sponsor child Ndugu in About Schmidt

    Michael Sullivan's final confrontation with his father/mentor in Road to Perdition
     
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    Wormtongue's tear.
     
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    25th Hour - Ed Norton and Barry Pepper in the park tunnel.

    Spirited Away - Sen tours the Bath House for the 1st time and Miyazaki unleashes his imagination on a vast assortment of fantastic magical creatures

    Punch-Drunk Love - Barry at the payphone
     
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    From Kung Pow: Enter The Fist....

    The fight scene right after the credits. The whole movie made me laugh throughout. I wonder if I'm the only person who has this movie, Citizen Kane, and 8 1/2 in his top 10 films list. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree w/ Tom Hanks getting (a piece of, at least) his revenge, in the rain. Well-done.
     

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