Mik’s Top Ten Movie Moments

Movie Quote of the Day:
“So raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water-tentacle.”
–Lindsey, The Abyss

Happy Memorial Day! Have a safe holiday everyone!

Thanks for all the get well wishes. We are finally back to normal, thank goodness. Still a little tender, but other than that, all is well.

I hope everyone is enjoying their day off on this Memorial Day. It’s cloudy with the threat of rain (again) here today. However, the temperature is nice. In the low 70s. Not at all what the normal is – usually in the 90s. So we are enjoying some cool temps. I sat outside for a bit this morning. It was nice. But living in a suburb kinda ruins the tranquility. I don’t mind the birds chirping but when the trashmen come by at 8:00 in the morning, it just destroys the mood.

My friend Lara did a great blog entry the other day – her top ten movie moments. It’s inspired me to put down my top ten. Like hers, this will be a lot of chick flick movies.

10. The English Patient: When Almasy (Ralph Fiennes) is carrying Katherine (Kristin Scott Thomas) up the cliff to the cave because she’s been in the plane crash and he sees the thimble he bought for her at the bizarre. He says, “You’re wearing it,” and her reply is, “Of course I’m wearing. I love you. I’ve always loved you.” And then he burst into tears. I squall. Every time.

9. Gone With the Wind: When Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) is by dying Melanie’s (Olivia de Havilland) bedside and she realizes then that she loves Rhett (Clark Gable) and rushes to find him, but it’s too late. He’s leaving her. I’m always frustrated at this point, because she’s so narrow-sighted she can’t see how doting Rhett really is (even if he is a cad).

8. Sense and Sensibility: When Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) goes to see Elinor (Emma Thompson) and she realizes he’s not married and then he tells her his heart always belongs to him. It is so completely romantic and they’ve never even KISSED. OH.. I love this. I get goosebumps and I weep like a baby.

7. The Incredibles: When Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the plane, about to be blown up, and she tells her daughter to put a forcefield around the plane but she can’t because she’s never done one that big before. Knowing there’s no time, she grabs her kids just as the plane blows up. I mean, this is some great action for a kid flick. hehe

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark: I admit, one of my most favorite movies of all time. I love the beginning, when you never see Indy’s (Harrison Ford) face and then the dude tries to shoot him for the map and Indy just uses his bull whip and he steps from the shadows into the light and he’s all scruffy and sweaty. Yeah, baby. Love that.

5. Return of the Jedi: Watching his son in agony from the evil Emporer, Darth Vader keeps looking back and forth between the two and you’re just screaming “DO IT! DO IT!” and he finally makes the decision to “get good” again by killing the Emporer and tossing him over the side of the railing, thereby saving his son from death. It gives me chills.

4. The Usual Suspects: Finding out who Keyser Soze really IS!

3. Ben Hur: The chariot race. ‘Nuff said.

2. Rebecca: How could I not pick an Alfred Hitchcock? The problem was just picking one. So I chose Rebecca (based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier) because Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) is just so evil and just can’t let the former Mrs. de Winter go, thereby driving the new Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) into madness. Mrs. Danvers gets her comeuppance when the big ole mansion burns down, though.

1. The Sixth Sense: Warning: If you haven’t seen the movie, here’s a spoiler. When Anna (Olivia Williams) falls asleep and her hand falls open and out rolls Malcolm’s (Bruce Willis) wedding ring and he suddenly realizes that he’s dead… OH MY GAW. I never saw it coming and it completely surprised me. THAT was the best movie moment for me.

By Michelle

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