Category Archives: Most awesome scenes in movie history

Most awesome scenes in movie history part 2: The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

A look at scenes from random movies that I consider amazing for a myriad of reasons that I try to explain as best I can.

SPOILERS APLENTY, OBVIOUSLY

The setup:

I just want to take a moment to say that Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford may well be one of the most overlooked films in history. I am not kidding. How such an incredible movie can receive such a cold reception (at least from the movie going public) is immensely depressing to me.

On thinking about the film, the original scene I had in mind is the intro. I know. Crazy, right?

Everything about this scene comes together and just blows my mind. The first time I watched it I had goosebumps. Incredible cinematography, narration and an outstanding score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis equals this:

But, I’m going to do a two for one in this post, because it is impossible for me to choose between the above, and the amazing train robbery scene.

Again, it’s hard for me, because I’d love to post the entire scene including the actual robbery, but I feel the first few minutes that capture the “calm before the storm” vibe are especially incredible:

There is something so oddly beautiful and moving about this, even though you know this sinister thing which is about to happen.

Absolutely perfect build up, again helped by the amazing score and unmatched cinematography by Roger Deakins.

Most awesome scenes in movie history part 1: Oldboy

A look at scenes from random movies that I consider amazing for a myriad of reasons that I try to explain as best I can.

SPOILERS APLENTY, OBVIOUSLY

The Setup:

Chan-wook Park’s absolutely incredible film Oldboy is a Korean masterpiece and absolutely deserves to be viewed by every single person in the world. It is filled with awesome scenes. One that truly stands out is the “hallway hammer fight”

What makes this incredible is that it is a one take “long shot” (something that gives me a huge boner) and filmed at an absolutely perfect angle. Couple that with the soundtrack and it’s seriously just masterful.

Watch:

Work of fucking art.

It saddens me that such brilliant, hard work, might be lost on some people. I’m not trying to sound pretentious or like a know it all. It just truly is sad that there might be people who watch this and consider it a boring fight scene and nothing more. Those people do exist.