If you missed my explanation of this project, I’m turning 30 at the end of June. I thought it would be fun to celebrate by talking about my favorite things. In this case, my favorite Movie Moments. Today I finish counting down my favorite Movie Moments with my number 6 to my number 1.
#6 – Full Moon Transformation
Movie: An American Werewolf in London (1981)
This movie is almost 40 years old and still looks great. That’s largely due to the amazing special effects, which won the first ever Academy Award for Makeup. I am a fan of practical effects over computer graphics, and this scene demonstrates why real life effects work so much better than CG.
#5 – Pellet with the Poison
Movie: The Court Jester (1955)
Danny Kaye is a master of verbal and physical comedy and showcases both in this wonderful scene.
#4 – The trick is not minding.
Movie: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
All of T.E. Lawrence’s quirkiness summed up in one scene, followed by that sweeping score from Maurice Jarre. Also, the best part of Prometheus.
#3 – Underwear Showdown.
Movie: Silverado (1985)
Paden is a sharp shot, and his horse is loyal. And he demonstrates this all in just his underwear.
#2 – It’s weird and pissed off.
Movie: The Thing (1982)
Another great example of practical effects and a disturbing sequence that kicks off the terror at this isolated camp.
#1 – USS Indianapolis Speech.
Movie: Jaws (1982)
It is a crime that Robert Shaw never won an Academy Award, and every time I watch this scene I feel like boycotting the show in protest.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m continuing my #30DaysofFavorites project with the next round on my YouTube channel in which I discuss my favorite movies starting tomorrow. Check it out here.