Favorite movie scene?
There are a couple that come to mind
At the end of "Urban Cowboy", when Bud puts his arm around Sissy and says “let’s go home.” They walk to the truck…he opens the glove compartment, takes out the license plate with her name and puts it where it belongs in the back window.
Who could forget "Love Story", when Oliver and Jenny have a fight and he finds her to apologize and she says “Don't. Love means never having to say you're sorry.” I always thought that was the greatest movie, but having watched it in recent years and realized just how bad the acting was, think where I saw it and who I was with may have tipped the scales just a bit.
Or the scene in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” where Etta is sitting on the handlebars as Butch pedals the bike through the field and B.J. Thomas sings “raindrops are falling on my head….”
And then there’s "Bull Durham". The last game of the season is rained out. Annie Savoy slowly and sadly walks home to find Crash Davis sitting in her porch swing. The credits roll over the scene of them dancing in the living room to a vinyl record playing on an old phonograph.
As you can see, I’m a sap for sappy love stories and (other than Love Story) happy endings! Also for anything with Kevin Costner. I know he’s a terrible actor but I love him.
My favorite one of all didn’t have a happy ending: Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand in “The Way We Were.” It’s the scene at the end where Hubble is getting into a taxi with a woman and sees Katie is handing out “ban the bomb” flyers. Hubbell Gardner: You never give up, do you?
Katie Morosky Gardner: Only when I'm absolutely forced to. But I'm a very good loser...
Hubbell Gardner: Better than I am.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well, I've had... more practice.
Katie invites him for drinks…. Katie Morosky Gardner: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell. Why don't you bring her for a drink when you come?
Hubbell Gardner: I can't come, Katie. I can't...
Katie Morosky Gardner: I know...
Katie and Hubbell ended up where they wanted to be, where they should be, Hubble a television writer, Katie an activist….but when Katie brushes Hubble’s hair from his face just like she did when they met (again) in the bar and both have tears in their eyes, you have to believe their story was their one great love.
And the scene fades as Barbra sings
“Memories May be beautiful and yet What's too painful to remember We simply to choose to forget
So it's the laughter We will remember Whenever we remember The way we were
The way we were.”
pass the Kleenex, please.