Night Owls: Memorable Movie Scenes

We’re doing something a little bit different tonight. I’ll tell you some of the movie scenes I found pretty awesome in their overtness or subtlety; you tell me yours. Capisce? 😀









99 Responses to “Night Owls: Memorable Movie Scenes”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    July 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I like comedies.

  2. July 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Good scene from “Godfather Part II”. (We shan’t discuss “Godfather Part III.) But the ending from Part II is one of the most powerful sequences in world film. When the camera zooms in on Michael, and you know that he knows he has no soul. Powerful.

  3. 3 vcprezofan2
    July 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Movie scenes? Okay. Hmmmm, let’s see – when was the last time I went to the movies?

  4. 4 desertflower
    July 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    ” A Beautiful Mind Nobel Acceptance Speech”

  5. July 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I do hope all of you spend the time to listen to Ms Samantha Power’s testimony …


  6. 7 purpleshoesla
    July 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Oh hell can I just upload the full movies of Godfather I AND II from youtube???? Can I huh? Can I ??! 🙂 No? Ok, then for quick laugh

  7. 8 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  8. 15 vitaminlover
    July 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    OK when Steve Martin in the movie “The Pink Panther” as Inspector Clouseau was interrogating Beyoncé’s character and his partner was also trying to ask a question and he shushed him and said “Can’t you see that she’s sexy?” I gut laughed.

  9. 16 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    • 17 Lynn
      July 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Wooop! Truer words were never spoke!!

      Truly amazing as always, amk.

      You are one of the reasons, that women still have hope for the future.

  10. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    When Jeremy Irons first sees Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman … (only one of the many, many glorious scenes from this film) …

  11. 23 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    • 28 vcprezofan2
      July 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      O-kay. Ooooo. Kay. Give her daughter the shot. Which movie was that?

      I’m a bit envious that you guys can so quickly find brief clips from your favourite movies. I’m still trying to remember the lines from a movie clip that I found, and truly appreciated, around the start of Mitt’s entrance into the general election. It had to do with character, I think, but my mind will not cooperate tonight. I’ve been trying different ideas ever since Utal uploaded the post. Oh well, I’ll just enjoy all your offerings, TODobots..

      • 29 purpleshoesla
        July 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        Oop! Sorry VC. This scene is so iconic, I figured everyone would know. My bad.. It’s from the movie “Terms of Endearment” (1983) Shirley McLaine and Debra Winger — won 5 Oscars that year…

        • 30 vcprezofan2
          July 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm

          Shirley McLaine – that’s who that was! Thanks, PSla. I kept trying to figure out why that actress looked vaguely familiar (to me). I don’t think I’m going to look too closely at any other clips because I’m just going to get the urge to want to see the movie. I’ve already decided that I might like to see French Lieutenant’s Woman, and now I’ve added ‘Terms of Endearment’. I’m already re-reading some of the books mentioned in last week’s ‘good book’ focus. There are not enough hours in my day to bestir myself to do all this ‘stuff’!

    • 31 a4alice
      July 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      oh purple I loved that movie. terms of endearment. the opening where shirley mclaine is (ocd-ish-ly) wondering if her baby girl has died and she gradually ends up climbing into the crib. finally the baby wakes up and cries cries cries and shirley’s happy.

      The beach scene with Jack Nicolson and mclaine – the car and the urn.

  12. 32 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hey Good Evening UT, love your post!! My favorite movie is Moonstruck. Love, love love every, every scene including this one of Olympia Dukasis: “Old man.”

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      July 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Ha! My friend (who does stuff like this) was quoting this movie to me, just the other night! Love it, too.

      • 34 forus50
        July 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        Awesome jb. One of my sisters loves this movie too and we’ll say this line at random times to no one. “Old man, if ya feed those dogs one more piece of my food, I’m gonna kick ya til ya dead.” It’s so wrong but so perfect for this scene/movie.

  13. 37 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    One more. 🙂 I’m not even a Nicolas Cage fan but he’s so good in this.

  14. July 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Denzil Washington as Malcolm X. His final speech was mesmerizing. (sorry, can’t embed stuff)

  15. July 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    The benefit of law for my own safety sake …. could not be more timely ….

  16. 45 vitaminlover
    July 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    On “College Road Trip” when Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone’s characters were saying good bye because she was going off to college. Very poignant.

  17. 46 forus50
    July 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Dudley Moore as the trust fund drunk in “Arthur”. Lol, I don’t know why it cracks me up so much with the “Why don’t you FOR GET the moose! For a moment.”

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      July 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Arthur! Used to watch that over and over, with my then-teenage son, when he wasn’t out with his friends. Good times. Remember the theme song (not that it’s song night!)? So sweet.

    • 48 0388jojothecat
      July 18, 2013 at 12:51 am

      I like the scene where after Arthur cancels the wedding Susan’s father picks up the knife and Arthur says you think he wants cheese?

  18. 49 amk for obama
    July 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    An “intelligent” knife that can sniff out tumours to improve cancer surgery has been developed by scientists.

    The Imperial College London team hope to overcome the dangerous and common problem of leaving bits of the tumour in a patient, which can then regrow.

    Early results, in the journal Science Translational Medicine, showed the “iKnife” could accurately identify cancerous tissue on the spot.

    It is now being tested in clinical trials to see if it saves lives.

    The team at Imperial College London modified a surgical knife that uses heat to cut through tissue.

    It is already used in hospitals around the world, but the surgeons can now analyse the smoke given off when the hot blade burns through tissue.

    The smoke is sucked into a hi-tech “nose” called a mass spectrometer. It detects the subtle differences between the smoke of cancerous and healthy tissue.

    This information is available to the surgeon within seconds.

    Tests on 91 patients showed that the knife could accurately tell what type of tissue it was cutting and if it was cancerous.


    Gotta love the brainiacs.

  19. 50 arapaho415
    July 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    If we had a FORWARD looking government we’d be looking for better and cleaner ways of producing energy for our citizens (instead of for other countries):

    Silicon Valley start up company teams up with Japan SoftBank giant to develop clean energy fuel cell tech for Japan (and later China):

    Bloom Energy “produces power for a range of companies, including Apple, Google, Walmart and Coca-Cola.”

    “When you have centralized infrastructure, and a major event like a tsunami happens and the infrastructure happens to be hit, it affects the whole region, the whole country,” Mr. Sridhar said.

    “But when you distribute the power, you distribute the risk, too,” he said. “And electricity becomes personal.”

  20. 51 Maubyandice
    July 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Magnificent Seven. Steve McQueen.

  21. 56 purpleshoesla
    July 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    One more and I’m off to make dinner. It’s very intense and might not be for the faint of heart but powerful. We still have more work to do… Denzel in Glory:

  22. 57 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  23. 58 Maubyandice
    July 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    And of course, the Jedi Master: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

  24. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm


  25. July 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Solidarity ….

    Yes We Can

  26. 65 mtmarilyn
    July 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I love all the movies everyone has talked about, but one of my favorite is Tom Cruise and Jack Nickleson in A Few Good Men.

    • 66 mtmarilyn
      July 18, 2013 at 12:52 am

      This was my first attempt to embed. I really did it. Now to learn to attach pictures on tweets. Thanks to everyone who always gives such great instructions!!!!!

      • July 18, 2013 at 12:59 am

        Ask away…….I will help you as much as you need. Look at the bottom left corner of white box when you are going to tweet…. you will see a camera icon almost “ghosted” click that and add a .jpg from your pictures. Typically you need to have 24 characters left in your tweet for it to fit.

      • July 18, 2013 at 1:13 am

        See that I left 24 Characters? Before clicking the camera

        Image and video hosting by TinyPic

        After going to whatever folder you have a pic do this…

        Image and video hosting by TinyPic

        Then hit tweet……. and you are good to go. Hope that helps! Try it out….I will help if you still need some guidance.

  27. 69 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  28. 72 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    The Daily Caller reporter who asked White House press secretary Jay Carney about the Zimmerman family’s security is a junior at the Potomac School in Virginia.

    Gabe Finger, who told POLITICO he’s 16, tweeted a photo of the White House briefing room and later posted: “Just angered Obama’s press secretary. Word.”

    While students interning at news organizations are often brought to the White House briefing, it’s rare for them to ask questions, and even rarer for high schooler to get a question in.

    Finger asked about reported death threats against George Zimmerman and his family. After an initial response, he followed up to ask if the family was “on their own.”

    Carney’s response: “You can editorialize all you want, and I’m sure that you will, but that is a ridiculous statement.”

    Daily Caller spokeswoman Nicole Roeberg said the publication sent Finger to the briefing “because he’s been doing great work for us all summer. We knew he’d come prepared to ask a tough question.”

    She added: “Reporters at the White House press briefings rarely get news out of the White House. We’re proud that Gabe was able to.”



    Asking Jay Carney questions???

  29. 75 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Hayes is at it again…trying to parrot Sirota et al….

    • 76 0388jojothecat
      July 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

      How many Iraqi women and children did GWB kill on a fake war?

      • 77 hopefruit2
        July 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

        Oh no…remember back then we LOVED our country and respected our President and were willing to let him make whatever decisions he needed to keep us safe. Now, not so much….Even reports of NSA spying was met with a huge yawn back in 2006, but now it’s an urgent debate we need to have.

  30. 78 Jovie
    July 17, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    That’s what I’ve been saying..

    • 79 hopefruit2
      July 18, 2013 at 12:05 am


    • 80 99ts
      July 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

      I so disagree – the prosecutors went way too far in selecting the dream jury for the defense and presenting the dream evidence for the defense. The prosecution gave Zimmerman’s words to the jury so Zimmerman didn’t have to tell his own story – and then be cross examined.

  31. 81 Maubyandice
    July 17, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    From my favorite musical My Fair Lady…cringeworthy in a good way.

  32. July 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  33. July 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Punching out his future father-in-law…….and more!

  34. July 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

  35. July 18, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Okay, no one has posted the fake orgasm scene from … oh, I can’t even remember the name of it. Meg Ryan. And…. can’t remember his name, either, though I can see him in my mind’s eye… I like the other woman in the restaurant who says, “I’ll have what she’s having….”

  36. July 18, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Can’t leave this one out…. one of my favorite movies of all time…

  37. 91 kasai
    July 18, 2013 at 12:51 am

    G’Evening TODS!

    Happy Birthday Madiba!!

    Viva Mandela!

    Much Love!

  38. 92 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Be careful what you ask for!

    Because the republicans obstructed his appointment earlier so consumers will get 6 years of service out of Mr. Cordoray instead of the 5 that are stipulated in the law.

  39. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I’m just posting this scene because of the gorgeous faces of Robert and Paul, back then, truth be told:

  40. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Given the raw emotions of many of us about the Trayvon case, I hope people keep potentially hurtful comments (that support of GZ) to themselves – at least for a while

  41. 98 0388jojothecat
    July 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    My favorite movie,,,,

  42. 99 utaustinliberal
    July 18, 2013 at 1:18 am

    What have we learned tonight on TOD? You all looooove the movies. Nice!

    New post to carry us into Rise and Shine. Good night to some….others? Keep on chatting. 😀


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