Eric Robert at his best, "TOMMMY NOOOO!" The desperation in his voice brings chills down my spine. Tommy is facing the man who killed his brother in the world team karate championship. When he was younger, Tommy watched De Han kill his brother, which coach James Earl Jones felt responsible for not preparing them for team Korea who trains year round.
This match determines the winner and it's an epic battle. Tommy has oppurtunity to finish Dehan. The look in both of their eyes tell the whole story. James Earl Jones previously in a training session reprimanded Tommy for not finishing a guy in a sparring session and stated De Han won't show him the same mercy.
James has a change of heart after seeing the Korean mangled and barely standing in front of Tommy. He knows Tommy's patented flying roundhouse kick will end De Han but it won't ease the pain in Tommy's heart. It no longer becomes about winning but honor and the ultimate act of forgiveness.
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Jean Claude training with Xian Chow to avenge his brother being paralyzed by Hong Kong kickboxing champion Tong Po. People laughed in his face when he said he wanted to train and learn kickboxing. Xian took him in and started his unorthodox training program.
In an exercise of mental and physical strength, he asks him to kick a palm tree with his shin. A seemingly impossible task, Jean Claude looks at him like he's crazy old man and says, "You want me to break my leg." The old man calmly says, "Your brother...remember."
A flashback of his the vicious elbow from Tong Po that made it so his brother will never walk again ensues and induces a rage that is vintage Van Damme, "Like This! Huh!!!" he mutters as he unleashes all the pent up hatred and complete disregard for the pain inflicted on leg...
The reveal in The Usual Suspects took my love of film to another level. Always comes up in the discussion of all time favorites if only for the nostalgia factor.
The old lady singing from cellar in The Evil Dead. Something about her pleading to get out scared the **** out of me.
The finale scene and closing credits of Blue Valentine. This is my favorite closing credits sequence of all time. After getting my heart ripped out we cut to fireworks, a beautiful song and happy images. It's such a mind ****.
perpendicular tracking shot from LTOC which Scorsese always uses to great effectiveness(to a lessor extent in casino with Pesci)
in combination with a depth of field that is slightly elongated (I would have used a much short DOF in my humble o) creates a compressed focal point in the foreground where the eye is excited by the sweeping motion... Like curtains or panels of action, even though the action is actually taking place in the background. The back ground Spills into the foreground from the horizon like a "red carpet" comprised of humanity... by which, Jesus walks through life to the ultimate sacrifice.
Mozart dictating his requiem to Salieri in Amadeus. The specific part where Mozart is whispering "Forgive me. Forgive me." and Salieri looks as though he thinks God is talking through Mozart. And the part towards the beginning where Salieri says, "I tell you...you are the greatest composer known to me." Incredible scene showing the creation and method of genius. F. Murray Abraham was brilliant in that one.