Thursday, June 18, 2009

A little help from the gallery

So, this discussion at lunch today should be opened to the crowd. Best non (or minimal) dialogue scene in a movie? Here's my vote:

11 comments:

rob said...

the invention of music scene from 'caveman' is pretty good:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYBNoFcvcWI

also, the street gunfight scene from 'heat' is awesome, though not sure it qualifies.

TJ said...

rob, that Heat scene may fall into the same category as the "landing at Normandy" scene from Saving Private Ryan...sure, great scene, and virtually no dialogue, but not exactly what I was going for here.

rob said...

how 'bout you post some rules, then, jerkoff?

TJ said...

Yeah, cause we're always such sticklers for these things here at G:TB HQ...

Geoff said...

How about the sex scene in the original Terminator?

TR said...

What about the single-shot opening of Boogie Nights? The camera zooms in on the outside of the club from afar, follows Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore in, moves around Roller Girl, winds its way through the club and lands on Eddie Adams from Torrance.

Honorable mentions: a similar single-shot sequence in The Player that is bad-ass, the opening sequence of Wall-E (not joking) and the scenes in Castaway where Hanks is stumbling around trying to figure out what the F is happening.

rob said...

because i know you care, w&m's out of conference hoops opponents:

uconn, harvard, norfolk state, navy, radford, manhattan, ohio

TR said...

Know where the Tribe-Jaspers battle is gonna be played?

rob said...

nope. will effort an answer.

zoltan said...

Some mountain biker thinks she's Nate Newton. Or TJ.

http://tinyurl.com/n49jb8

If TJ ever decides to become a rapper, he should call himself DJ Toil. Just my unsolicited $0.02.

Whitney said...

Late to the party, but the slow-mo walking scene from Reservoir Dogs comes to mind.