Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top 6 Favorite Movie Scenes

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In my experience, there are four types of movies- 1)The kind that you can't believe you just wasted precious minutes of your life on, 2)The so-so flicks that you enjoyed, but probably wouldn't watch again, and 3) The classics, which you love and will share with your future children, and 4)  The awesome strokes of genius that JUST, NEVER, GET, OLD.

The following scenes are taken from movies just like that. They can range from comical, to emotional, to triumphant, or just plain intriguing.   Spoilers ahead, for any of you who are unfortunate enough not to have seen these works of art!

So, grab your popcorn and turn out the lights- for now, we begin.

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Ever After:
Carrying the Prince

This adaptation of the Cinderella puts a unique twist on the story.  In this scene, Danielle d'Barbaraque (the Cinderella) shows her cleverness by saving herself and the prince from a band of gypsies.


Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Collin's Proposal

 The 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel is my favorite of all I have seen. This scene cracks me up every time.  XD


The Count of Monte Cristo:
Final Duel

This fascinatig tale of revenge differs greatly from the book, but I love it just the same.  This scene is by far my favorite- when Edmond Dantes finally faces off against his old enemy and former friend, Fernand Mondego.
I couldn't find a full version of the scene without any extra add-ons by the maker of the video.  So here is the climax of the fight for your enjoyment.


Pride and Prejudice:
Mr. Darcy's Proposal

Ah yes, yet another proposal scene from Pride and Prejudice. In this scene, Elizabeth Bennet has just found out that her elder sister's happiness with her true love was taken away because of her unfit social standing.  As she attempts to come to terms with this i(njustice, the very man responsible for it comes to her with the last request she would have ever expected.


The Princess Bride:
The Duel

This movie is one of those movies that you're bound to see at some point in your life, unless you live in a country where television is hard to come by.
In this scene, the mysterious masked man enters a duel to the death with Inigo Montoya, the (almost) finest swordsman in all the world.


The Man from Snowy River:
Jim's Ride

In this coming of age movie, young Jim strives to prove his worth as a man after the tragic death of his father.  This climactic scene finds him on a desperate ride to recapture the Colt of Old Regret, an extraordinarily valuable stallion.  When all hope seems lost, Jim proves that he's got more to him than meets the eye.

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What do you think?  Have you seen any of these great movies?  What are some of your favorite scenes of all time?  Let me know in the comments!  I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Tune in tomorrow for the cover reveal of my new book, The Madman of Elkriahl and Other Fairy Tales, as well as a chance to win a free copy of the book upon its release!

-Emmarayn Redding

(DISCLAIMER:  All credit for these scenes goes to the copyright owners. No copyright infringement intended.   This has been posted for entertainment purposes only.)


  1. I've only seen a few of these films. I'd like to see The Count of Monte Cristo, to find how it differs from the book. I remember being disappointed in that book.

    Thanks for adding The Man from Snowy River! I love that scene, and I love the poem it's taken from. Have you read it?

    (One thing, though: You may want to make a note that there seems to be a lewd rap at the end of the Count of Monte Cristo clip.)

    1. You should see the Count of Monte Cristo. It's a great movie. I'm perfectly alright with the way they differed from the book.
      I have not read the poem "Ride for the Colt of Old Regre", but I have heard it read. Great poem indeed. :D

      A lewd rap? Oh dear, I'd better check it out and see if I can replace the video. I didn't realize- I selected it as soon as I realized they had the full fight scene. Woops!

  2. Ooh those Pride and Prejudice scenes get me every time! Especially Mr. Darcy's proposal--so cringe-worthy!

    There are so many good moments from The Princess Bride to be sure.

    1. I KNOW! :D I love the looks that they give each other right near the end- almost like they want to kiss, despite everything she just said. And the insults she throws at him are so eloquently spoken. Makes me think she might have been planning it for a while.

      Ah, the Princess Bride. A great movie, and a great book. They'll go down in history for sure.