But sometimes it seemed to be more about greatest lines than greatest moments. For example, if you're going to include "The Godfather," it's got to be horse's head scene. "Gone With the Wind?" Great line and great moment, but without question the most dramatic moment in the movie is the scene where Scarlett is walking among the wounded after the Battle of Atlanta as the camera pulls back.
A few greatest movie moments I would have included, in no particular order:
1. Errol Flynn swinging onto a branch and tipping his hat to Olivia de Haviland in "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Great line, too ("Welcome to Sherwood, my lady."), but the scene was so cool that it even made it into a Bugs Bunny cartoon (both courtesy of Warner Bros.)
2. The officers and men of Cruiser C57D meet Robbie the Robot for the first time in "Forbidden Planet."
3. Richard Gere picking up Debra Winger and carrying her out of the Cannery at the end of "An Officer and a Gentleman."
At #49, the Deer Hunter is the only movie I ever walked out of because I just couldn’t handle the Russian Roulette scenes ... but I later talked to my brother who was an MP in Saigon in ‘69 and he said he never heard of those happening ... kudos to Hollywood if they thought that up on their lonesome.
that DeNiro heard that “Are you talking to me?” line from Bruce Springsteen at a concert he attended in LA around the filming of Taxi Driver. Bruce would say that line to the crowd when they were cheering for an encore.
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