17 Aug 2008

Classic scenes from the movies - Part 1

This is the first in what I hope will be (if I have the discipline to stick with it) a continuing series of my favorite scenes in certain movies. There will be no order, rhyme, nor reason behind the series...sometimes I'll post a few clips, sometimes only one...


The first is one of the best movie prologues I've ever seen...the opening of PT Anderson's Magnolia...




Next, a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time (in my top five). It's from All That Jazz, a semi-autobiographical film from the great dancer/choregographer/director Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Lenny). This scene is one of the musical numbers from direcor Joe Gideon's (Roy Scheider playing a thinly-veiled Fosse) new, as yet unreleased, musical. It features a great song and some of the best choreography ever committed to film...

1 comment:

Cam said...

I love that opening scene from Magnolia. And the part in walking through the studio. And the part where they all sing. And the part where Cruise gives his presentation. And the part where... man, there's just way too many good scenes from that film.