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Star Wars: A New Hope - Leia's ship flying overhead, engaged in a furious firefight, followed by the gargantuan star destroyer that just keeps coming is still awe inspiring 55 years later.

Saving Private Ryan - The Omaha beach assault remains one of the most brilliantly intense and harrowing sequences ever committed to film.

Apocalypse Now - The living hell of the Vietnam war seen through the lens of a fever dream as This Is The End sets the tone perfectly.

Trainspotting - A barrage of pitch black wit and kinetic energy that catapults the viewer headfirst into the brilliant sage to follow.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 November 2021

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Kill Bill 2, the discussion with The Bride and Bill, all in Black and White, a real love letter to cinema



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When the title screen to The Wizard of Oz rolls and I hear the orchestra kick in, I am always instantly transported back to my childhood as if time has not advanced a single day. So while it's not technically what you're looking for, that gets my vote.



curl-6 said:

Star Wars: A New Hope - Leia's ship flying overhead, engaged in a furious firefight, followed by the gargantuan star destroyer that just keeps coming is still awe inspiring 55 years later.

Saving Private Ryan - The Omaha beach assault remains one of the most brilliantly intense and harrowing sequences ever committed to film.

Apocalypse Now - The living hell of the Vietnam war seen through the lens of a fever dream as This Is The End sets the tone perfectly.

Trainspotting - A barrage of pitch black wit and kinetic energy that catapults the viewer headfirst into the brilliant sage to follow.

I'm sure it'll still be awe inspiring in 2032 but Star Wars is 44 years old not 55.

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SKMBlake said:

Kill Bill 2, the discussion with The Bride and Bill, all in Black and White, a real love letter to cinema

What I also love about the scene is that because we already know what's coming there's a great tension filling every moment of it.



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Scream (1996)



TruckOSaurus said:
SKMBlake said:

Kill Bill 2, the discussion with The Bride and Bill, all in Black and White, a real love letter to cinema

What I also love about the scene is that because we already know what's coming there's a great tension filling every moment of it.

Exactly. A small tender moment, even if we can see at Beatrix's reaction that she's afraid to see him, but also happy, somehow. And it all happens in an instant



"Quagmire, are you the type of guy who takes 'no' for an answer ?"
"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"

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TruckOSaurus said:
curl-6 said:

Star Wars: A New Hope - Leia's ship flying overhead, engaged in a furious firefight, followed by the gargantuan star destroyer that just keeps coming is still awe inspiring 55 years later.

Saving Private Ryan - The Omaha beach assault remains one of the most brilliantly intense and harrowing sequences ever committed to film.

Apocalypse Now - The living hell of the Vietnam war seen through the lens of a fever dream as This Is The End sets the tone perfectly.

Trainspotting - A barrage of pitch black wit and kinetic energy that catapults the viewer headfirst into the brilliant sage to follow.

I'm sure it'll still be awe inspiring in 2032 but Star Wars is 44 years old not 55.

This is what happens when I post late at night, when the caffeine has worn off and my brain has turned to potato.



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Leon The Professional (1994) had an intense and well choreographed opening for a 90s movie. Also much more than just tooty shooty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a-rrDcdZEM



Team America: World Police
Southpark the Movie: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Drive
The Watchmen
Night of the Living Dead (1990 Remake) "They are coming to get you Barbara"
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children

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