We all have our favourite movie scenes, but many can be in classic movies of the past. TWQ (The Weekend Question) is asking about more recent ones.
What recent movie moments have you come across that will always be regarded as classic ones. Go back up to about 15 years, and list as many as you wish.
My answers are:
1: The Godfather Part III: Towards the end of the movie, the scene in Palermo Opera House followed by the shooting on the steps is one of the longest and well made set pieces.
2: Pleasantville: The transformation from black and white to colour in the lovers lane area.
3: LOTR: Fellowship Of The Ring: The time with the elves in Lothlorien.
4: LOTR: The Return Of The King: The epic battle in the Pelannor Fields.
5: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: The kangaroo court, where Sophie tells the Nazi judges they will not last.
6: Elizabeth: The Golden Age: Where Elizabeth, with flowing red hair, and decked in her suit of armour astride a white house gives the troops a rousing speech on the eve of battle.
Now it's over to you...
But before I go...
Here's another chance to see the details of the Enterprise Christmas Party Invitation, posted a few days ago:
This is your official invitation to the Enterprise Christmas Party that starts on Monday 3rd December!
What I'm asking you to do is write a short post of what happens from your viewpoint at the party. It will be then published in the Journal.
These are the rules to remember:
1: The post is from YOUR viewpoint only. You can involve Enterprise characters, plus other known races and figures, such as the Romulans, the Borg, Q, Lwaxana Troi, Seven, Jadzia Dax, Karena, Ensign Britney, T'Pol or make some up yourself. You can even include some bloggers that are likely to be there (see my Guest Quarters' list on my blog).
2: Remember that that this year, the event is taking placing at the Sands holographic nightclub on the Enterprise holodeck. It will be in the style of the early 1960's Las Vegas casinos, with the hologram Vic Fontaine doing a singing session. The catering will be done by Guinan and served by Sands casino holograms there. Anything can happen. You are only limited by your imagination!
3: The length should be whatever you consider suitable.
4: Remember this is a family-friendly Journal, so take heed of what you write.
5: In accordance with Rule 4, I reserve the right to trim entries or not to publish them if I consider them unsuitable.
6: The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28th November.
7: Send your entries to: Captain Picard (firstname.lastname@example.org) marking your entry 'Enterprise Christmas Party'. The E Mail address is also under 'Secure Channel' on my Journal page.
8: Don't forget to include your blog ID and your blog URL address so you can be credited.
9: If I get a substantial number of entries, I will be doing several posts together, to be changed daily from the 3rd December onwards.
10: For any of those unsure of what their entry should look like, read some examples from last year's party in the December archives week commencing 4th December, or the year before, week commencing 5th December.
Good luck, everybody!