86 posts tagged iconic movie scenes
Braveheart (1995) - directed by and starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan.
Roman Holiday (1953) - directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert.
For the famous “Mouth of Truth” scene, Gregory Peck ad-libbed the joke where he pretends that his hand was bitten off in the mouth of the stone carving. He borrowed the gag from Red Skelton. Prior to filming the scene, Peck told director William Wyler that he was going to do the gag, but that they should not tell Audrey Hepburn. When Peck pulled his arm out of the stone carving’s mouth with his hand pulled up his sleeve, Hepburn’s horror and surprise was genuine. She gave what she later recalled was “a good and proper scream,” and the scene was finished in one take (x).
Platoon (1986) - written and directed by Oliver Stone. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe.
Taxi Driver (1976) - directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester.
Scream (1996) - directed by Wes Craven. Starring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and David Arquette.
Gilda (1946) - directed by Charles Vidor. Starring George Macready, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.
12 Angry Men (1957) - directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Martin Balsam.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) - directed by Ang Lee. Starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams.
Trainspotting (1996) - directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Kelly Macdonald.