Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply a Perfect Scene...

Finding a scene one would label perfect is not an easy task. Especially when you consider the overkill of the word "perfect" - and its related components. But perfection means exactly that - it is without the capability for improvement. Now, we all know that's entirely an arbitrary and impossible to determine attribute, but all the same it doesn't mean I'm going to try. Perhaps the closest scene I can think of that in terms of all the defining factors of the film, that I would change nothing is the shootout scene outside the church in Road to Perdition. The lighting, score, camera angles, shots, pacing, sound, and expressions on the characters' faces are all exactly as I would dream them to be were I to ever direct such a moment in a film.



*Warning - Spoilers*





So, if you were asked to pick the perfect scene - what would spring to your mind?

6 better thoughts:

Wes22 said...

I can't decide so I'll just pick my top three:

1. Magnolia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC96_vph-oI&feature=related

2. 300: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6M5FukAoE&playnext=1&list=PL722F77A2C2313C3C (I can't help it. I love this movie.)

3. Saving Private Ryan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOatpR4mf_o

Simon said...

That scene in Blazing Saddles in the beginning, where the slavedrivers (was that what they were?) were jumping around, dancing and singing to Camp Town Lady (or whatever it's called).

Will said...

The opening scene of Inglourious Basterds instantly comes to mind. Everything in that scene is flawless.

Nothing else is coming to mind at the moment, but I'm sure once I hit submit they'll come rushing in.

Anna said...

Great idea for a post! I have to think on this. Agree with wes22 though about the 300 scene haha

ruth said...

Oooh this is an exquisite scene... absolutely breathtaking. When I think of a perfect scene, hmmm, I'll go w/ the rain theme again just for the fun of it, it'd be in Sense & Sensibility when Col. Brandon carries Marianne into the house in the rain... gets me every time.

@Wes22, that 300 scene is awesome indeed.

Fitz said...

The scene in The Godfather Part II where Kay tells Michael she had an abortion.

The interrogation room scene in The Dark Knight.

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