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moken  Identity Verified
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Oct 11, 2008

A thread where film loving translators can share some of their all-time favourite film scenes. All genres welcome.

A couple off the top of my head from Benigni to get the ball rolling.
From Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, 1986) - The Ice Cream scene
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7rK3s_BP9kE

From Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch, 1991) - The Rome Taxi scene
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=29jkj9TVzEM&feature=related (Part I)
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=m_6ShimHCrE&feature=related (Part II)

(Tried to find the 'Carro armato' barracks scene from La Vita é Bella. If anyone can trace it, please post.)

Enjoy!


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Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
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Too many to mention... Oct 11, 2008

... but these two scenes are amazing and I got goosebumps every time I watch them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUwG0FuY1Lk (from "Collateral", by Michael Mann)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14WYvLfz_JI (from "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" by Tommy Lee Jones)

Masterpieces.
G


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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Another one by Benigni Oct 11, 2008

The first that comes to my mind is another one by Benigni, taken from the movie Il piccolo diavolo ("The Little Devil", but I think it's virtually unknown outside Italy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpEwf8c2JQE&

You can enjoy this scene even if you don't understand Italian: Benigni dresses as a priest and starts a fashion show in a church. Then the real priest comes and is astonished, to say the least


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moken  Identity Verified
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Excellent! Oct 11, 2008

Hi Gianni: that shoot me scene was great, thank you!

Lorenzo, yes, there are many Benigni scenes I love to watch. And you're right, this film isn't too well know in Spain. The same happens with "Il Mostro", which also has some hilarious scenes. Luckily I'd seen both, but they're always great to watch again!


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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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like tears in the rain.. Oct 11, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzA_xesrL8&feature=related

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moken  Identity Verified
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Beautiful! Oct 11, 2008

That was really wonderful. Pure poetry, thanks Texjax!

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Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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My favourite as well Oct 11, 2008

thanks, texjax, for reminding me;)

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Larissa Dinsley  Identity Verified
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Barbos the Dog and Unusual Marathon Oct 11, 2008

I used to love it when I was a small kid. You don't need Russian to understand it. There is only one word in it, and it reads: dynamite. Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nA_OO7xGhU


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Ohh, there are too many of them! Oct 11, 2008

The finale of Brubaker to begin with... that's what I'd call goosebumps!

The duel scene in Barry Lyndon (the detail I never forget is Barry throwing up due to extreme stress and fear. Never knew that Ryan O'Neal was such an amazing actor until then!) But also the duel scene (between Thurman and Liu) in Kill Bill (the unforgettable detail being the water pump's up and down movement, what a nice way of underlining the tension building up!)

And the scene in Angel Heart (maybe my favorite movie ever) where de Niro the Lucifer peels a hard-boiled egg off while talking in an amazingly cool and cynical manner to a panicking Johnny Angel (M. Rourke). He made me believe he was the devil himself in that scene.

I also like the infamous f-talk scene of Edward Norton in the 25th Hour, the finale of Alien 3 where Ripley leaves herself into the flames stroking her belly with a mother's affection even if it is her very killer that grows inside there...

Well, you shouldn't have started this Álvaro! Let me add one nice link then, to a scene I'll never get bored watching again: Cell Block Tango from the movie Chicago.

[Edited at 2008-10-11 14:41]


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Andreea Vertes  Identity Verified
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain Oct 11, 2008

The scene with Amélie Poulain walking the blind man across a busy street and describing everything she sees along the way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqT9kA1bcVQ


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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YES!! Blade Runner wouldn't have been the same without that Oct 11, 2008

texjax DDS PhD wrote:
like tears in the rain..


AB SO LU TE LY!!! The greatest scene. The whole movie really shakes you, and when you are really a mess emotionally this scene comes and suddenly your life makes sense again!!!!

That's how I felt the first time I saw the movie. And I watched it 4 more times in the cinema and am a total addict to it.


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Vito Smolej
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Hiroshima mon amour Oct 11, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjeR7H6-Uyo

actually her (visual) memories of Nevers ... and death ...


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Ana Brause  Identity Verified
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Amazing sountrack! Oct 11, 2008

One of my favs... Last of the Mohicans... I could listen to the music over and over again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SoeDAPj6gg&feature=related

Of course I loved Blade Runner too! (one of my all time favorites).
Cheers
Ana


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Dana Rinaldi
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Too many to mention................. Oct 11, 2008

Where can I start....

Well I must say thank you to Texjax for the great blade runner scene.

I love to cry a little while watching movies with a cup of tea and a Kleenex box nearby. I absolutely love films and these are just a few scenes I could think of.

This is my favourite movie scene:
Oh yes, Katie, Hubble....... tears
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ohTZm6RaA

and I love the funeral scene in Out of Africa:
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=zMRRXqtKRMI

and this one was my favourite for many years from When Harry met Sally:
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=PRhCTnkd3vM&feature=related

and I love this scene in One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (I adore all the film really) :
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=syPZZxxFCe0&feature=related

and this scene from the English Patient
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=AjYv6uXEar4

and the Untouchables ("a lot of talking and badge"),
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=67P0zAzQw_4&feature=related

that's all for now folks

Dana


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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
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Thanks for reminding me to watch Oct 11, 2008

Jim Jarmusch again, Alvaro!:-)

There a several scenes of The Postman of Michael Radford
which I can watch over and over again, because Massimo Troisi is a very special actor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fRZUTfqgLo&feature=related
Only found the Italien version. But look at the different facial expressions of the Postino.
I am very sad the he died just 12 hours after the main filming on Il Postino had finished. It was reported that he postponed surgery to complete the film! (Wikipedia)


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