Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Favorite Movie Scenes (Part 1)

I'm a huge movie buff. Along with music and women it's my favorite thing in the world. I'm going to start posting some of my favorite movie scenes of all time (going to try and keep it spoiler free, or very minor spoilers).

Raging Bull - Ray Robinson Title Fight

Jake LaMotta (De Niro) is defending his title in a match against Sugar Ray Robinson. Towards the end of the match, it becomes evident LaMotta’s basically surrendering. He holds onto the ropes, and everything goes slow and quiet. Sugar Ray stands in front of him, preparing for the hell he’s about to unleash.

LaMotta stares back, waiting for his punishment. Then suddenly, with the connection of Sugar Ray’s fist to LaMotta’s face, the noise and flashes of light rapidly come back, as quick cuts of the camera move with every fierce punch. We then see one of the most bloody and brutal boxing matches in cinema history. Sugar Ray winds up for his last punch, and then wrecks LaMotta with it, who’s collection of spit, blood, and sweat flies on a nearby audience member.


In the end Sugar Ray gets LaMotta’s title, but LaMotta assures Ray he’s the real winner in a way because, “Ya never got me down Ray”. 


Scene ends with a shot of LaMotta’s blood collected on the ropes. One of the best directed and edited scenes ever.

62 comments:

  1. nice review! Thx
    movie looks very interesting too!

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  2. Never seen this one, but I love boxing so maybe I'll check it out

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  3. I haven't seen this movie, but the screen shots make it look like that was one hell of a fight.

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  4. Ashamed to say I've never seen this. Only heard good things about it so maybe one day it'll find it's way onto my netflix queue

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  5. woa nice, will definitly watch that !

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  6. Great post, love the scene.

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  7. Interesting, I think I'll try watching it this weekend, sounds good!

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  8. Can't believe some of you guys haven't seen this. It's a classic! And directed by one of the greatest...Martin Scorsese.

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  9. I've never seen this. I love the build up of boxing movies. I'll definitely check it out.

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  10. I'm ashamed to say I've never watched this movie.

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  11. Been meaning to watch this movie, this is like the third time in two days that someone has recommended it; a movie for tomorrow, perhaps.

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  12. Nice and bloody! Great movie.

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  13. Pretty epic, but I never thought about my favorite movie scenes xD

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  14. bloody bloody! i like that movies.

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  15. That's some real powerful stuff, will definitely look into this flick.

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  16. I havent seen it but I will have to check it out!

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  17. I would watch this alone I find it really hard to watch someone getting hit when they're already down and bleeding. The blood really gets to me, I don't know.

    LaMotta's a champ though (taking all those hits, damn) and the way his face all bruised up and bloody.. Nice.

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  18. Man... what a blow to the man's (Robinson's) pride. Almost feels like a Pyrrhic victory. Sadly, I've never seen this movie, but if I get the chance, I'll check it out. :)

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  19. would never watch a fighting movie, nu uh! oucccchh,blood, puke

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  20. From your screens there and by the description and passion within it, I've got to say I'm very intrigued. I'll try make some time for this film.

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  21. i wonder if this much blood spills in real boxing matches

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  22. One of the few "classics" that I still have yet to see.

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  23. Pretty epic looking, may have to watch it!

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  24. haven't seen this one though, may have to check it out

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  25. sounds intense and a great movie

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  26. that's really intense, good camera work

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  27. Love it. One of the best scenes ever.

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  28. I need to get around to this

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  29. Always looking for new great movies. Will definitely check this one out!

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  30. that movie was so great, nice choice

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  31. 2nd favorite boxing movie! followed

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  32. Ahhh!!! What a great fight sequence. This movie is one of my all-time favorites.

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  33. Nice choice, that move will always be great.

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  34. Awesome movie, such a classic!

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  35. Why i haven't seen this movie untill now?

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  36. awesome awesome awesome scene!

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  37. I'll have to agree on this. Thanks for posting!

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  38. Have never seen this movie. After your description, it looks like I shall have to remedy that.

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  39. I'll have to check this movie out—I have a bit of a thing for classic black & white films.

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  40. niiicee, im def watching this movie

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  41. Yeah, I have to check it out now, nice blog man.

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  42. Great movie-great scene, nice article :)

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  43. This was De Niro's best movie.

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  44. awesome scene again, really like this blog :)

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  45. Classic De Niro flick loved it.

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  46. My favorite movie scene was at the end of "The Usual Suspects", when the enormity of the plot twist comes into focus

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  47. Yeah, the end of The Usual Suspects is not only awesome in just written form, but it was extremely well done. It was a great montage of piecing together the mind fuck that it was.

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  48. awesome music, interesting blog keep up the good work

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