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post #31 of 98
Pulp Fiction. The whole movie.
post #32 of 98
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Not my favourite mioney shot moment by a long shot, but it needs to be pointed out just how underrated this film is!

Actually not a fan of the film as a whole, but that particular scene is incredible.
post #33 of 98
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I also agree with the EMP moment at the beginning of transformers too. Great moment!

Funny you mention it, it's the central moment of this awesome fan-made trailer:

post #34 of 98
I know they get some flak, but I like the Matrix sequels as a whole. The standout scene in Revolutions for me is the dock battle, especially this one shot where they are all concentrating their shooting at the breach/hole, and then suddenly the sentinals explode out of the hole in this massive cloud. Love the sense of futility that shot provides.
post #35 of 98
On top of all the excellent ones mentioned:

Transformers - Ironhides flip over the girl.
The Godfather - Horse head, any assassination/executiion.
King Kong - T-Rex battle.
Sixth Sense - The final realization.
It's A Wonderful Life - George coming back.
Inglorious Basterds - The brutal and beautiful death of the Nazis and Hitler.
Aliens - Ripley and the little girl stumbling onto the queen's nest of eggs.
Avatar - For me, Pandora's scenery was a money shot of pure beauty.
Star Trek (2009) - The opening up to the title, the Enterprise coming to Spok's rescue at the end.
post #36 of 98
Maybe not all money shots, but all have an emotional punch for me (and I'm an admittedly sappy guy).

The "Superman" moment in The Iron Giant
The shuttle flying into the comet at the end of Deep Impact (and the "It's been a privilege serving with you," "The privilege is all mine," exchange)
"Get away from her you BITCH!" in Aliens
Superman rescuing Lois Lane from the helicopter crash in Superman
The Ride of the Rohirrim in The Return of the King
The layered dream sequence (with variable time flows) in Inception was so cool I was giggling to myself in the theater
Indy shooting the huge guy with the scimitar in Raiders of the Lost Ark
The launch sequence from Apollo 13
post #37 of 98
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Originally Posted by David F View Post

The "Superman" moment in The Iron Giant

Iron Giant has a few, but I think the one that wins it for me, is that shot from the mom's perspective of him coming up from over the cliff.

Oh... I just realized what scene you were talking about. I thought you meant the first superman moment. I was all "huh?... that's kinda weak" but now I'm on the same page and yes, it was pretty awesome
post #38 of 98
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The single shot war scene from Children of Men
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That battle in one shot is amazing.
post #39 of 98
Some quick thoughts:

The bombing of Tokyo from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
The scrapyard scene from The Best Years of Our Lives.
"We Need a Bigger Boat" and the Indianapolis scenes from Jaws
The sinking building from Casino Royale
The bank robbery, bridge blowout and final shootout from The Wild Bunch
post #40 of 98
Another goodie unmentioned so far is the beginning of X-Men 2 featuring Nightcrawler vs. The White House with Mozart's Requiem blaring in the background. It gave me goosebumps the first time I saw it.

Nothing in the rest of the film reached that level of awesomeness unfortunately, but that stands as one of my all-time favorite movie opening scenes.



post #41 of 98
When Sharon Stone crosses her legs in "Basic Instinct." Well...you did say "money shot."
post #42 of 98
Cinema

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Originally, in general film-making usage, the "money shot" was simply the scene that cost the most money to produce.[1] In general, a money shot (also called a money-making shot[2]) is a provocative, sensational, or memorable sequence in a film, on which the film's commercial performance is perceived to depend.[3] The scene may or may not be a special-effects sequence, but may be counted on to become a selling point for the film. For example, in an action thriller, an expensive special-effects sequence of a dam bursting might be considered the money shot of the film. Many filmmakers read a script and look for the most dramatic or climactic moment—the money shot—in the proposed film. Even though the costs or technical challenges of filming such an impressive scene may be huge, producers and directors will do whatever it takes to get that shot completed. It is because of its box-office importance and expensive set-up, that this climactic scene is often referred to as a money shot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_shot
post #43 of 98
I wouldn't recommend too much googling of the phrase "money shot"...
post #44 of 98
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I wouldn't recommend too much googling of the phrase "money shot"...

Exactly why I clicked on this thread, I thought now why in hell would anyone do a thread with that in the title on what is generally a non-porn site?

Only one that comes to mind is in LOTR where Gandalf says "fly, you fools" before dropping into the abyss after the balrog.
post #45 of 98
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Exactly why I clicked on this thread, I thought now why in hell would anyone do a thread with that in the title on what is generally a non-porn site?

Wed have to make that thread a sticky...
post #46 of 98
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wed have to make that thread a sticky...

lol!
post #47 of 98
Tuco finds the cemetery in The Good the Bad and the Ugly [Ecstasy of Gold]
Once Upon a Time in the West: Jill's arrival with the title song playing
Frank's death with the harmonica in his mouth.
Heat: The diner scene.
Savior: The entire river scene [extremely brutal/emotional]
Silence of the Lambs:Hannibal's escape at the end.[the guard's remains in the cell]
Pulp Fiction: Did I break your concentration? Lot's of others.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The bamboo fight
The Ring: Girl crawls out of the TV

Morpheo stole most of my other ones.
post #48 of 98
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I wouldn't recommend too much googling of the phrase "money shot"...

LOL - well there is that "other" definition.

I was just questioning some of the scenes that people are listing as their favorite CINEMA money shots.
post #49 of 98
One of the greatest money shots ever: Charlton Heston seeing the head of the SoL in the sand at the end of the original Planet of the Apes.
post #50 of 98
Just some of the few I could think of.

The Matrix - The lobby scene, I was smiling during that whole scene the first time I saw it.

Charlie Wilson's War - When Gust totaly destroys the CIA director in the office.

The Shawshank Redemption - The escape and unfold.

Aliens - When the sh-t hits the fan....Lets Rock! and the APC escape.

Inception - The layered time sequence

Full Metal Jacket - The first instructor "roast" sequence

Falling Down - Orderering breakfast/lunch
post #51 of 98
the kidnapping scene in Way of the Gun

*some language*


the music (that builds the tension)
the tactics used (realistic, cover system)
the slight comedy
the unseen action in the distance
post #52 of 98
Some more:

Robocop - ED209 killing the executive
The Dark Knight - semitruck flipping end over end
Matrix Reloaded - Agent jumping from car to car
Zombieland - shooting Bill Murray in the chest
Lost in Translation - ScarJo's backside opening shot
Equilibrium - riding the blown-off door in to the dark room of criminals
Constantine - the devil walking through frozen time
Bourne Ultimatum - rooftop jump to the opposing balcony window
Pearl Harbor - camera follows the bomb dropped from way up all the way to the carrier it hits
Sunshine - air-lock jump from ship to ship
Snatch - desert eagle.. point five oh
mission impossible 3 - bridge attack
casino royale - jump from crane to rooftop

Also

post #53 of 98
Kick-Ass - Hit Girl going nuts to the tune of the Banana Splits theme song
The Fifth Element - opening space scene
post #54 of 98
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What is that from? I must see it!

Reminds me of a movie I recently watched that I can't even remember the name of. Grrrr...I hate when that happens, but it had a scene similar to where the car is doing a 360 and the guy (Bruce Willis, maybe?) just opens the door and steps out of it with his gun blazing.

I will throw out my favorite scene from Black Dynamite, where in the final fight (which lasts a few minutes) the knife comes crashing through the window from out of nowhere, and hits the villain, and Black Dynamite runs over and says "haha...I threw that before I even walked in the room!"

Ahhh...I love that movie.
post #55 of 98
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Originally Posted by javanpohl View Post

Iron Giant has a few, but I think the one that wins it for me, is that shot from the mom's perspective of him coming up from over the cliff.

Oh... I just realized what scene you were talking about. I thought you meant the first superman moment. I was all "huh?... that's kinda weak" but now I'm on the same page and yes, it was pretty awesome

The cliff shot was great, too. It's a shame they ruined the surprise of it in the preview.
post #56 of 98
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

One of the greatest money shots ever: Charlton Heston seeing the head of the SoL in the sand at the end of the original Planet of the Apes.

Absolutely. One of the greatest.
post #57 of 98
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Originally Posted by David F View Post

Maybe not all money shots, but all have an emotional punch for me (and I'm an admittedly sappy guy).

The "Superman" moment in The Iron Giant
The shuttle flying into the comet at the end of Deep Impact (and the "It's been a privilege serving with you," "The privilege is all mine," exchange)
"Get away from her you BITCH!" in Aliens
Superman rescuing Lois Lane from the helicopter crash in Superman
The Ride of the Rohirrim in The Return of the King
The layered dream sequence (with variable time flows) in Inception was so cool I was giggling to myself in the theater
Indy shooting the huge guy with the scimitar in Raiders of the Lost Ark
The launch sequence from Apollo 13

The Fugitive - I may have missed it in the thread but I don't think anyone posted the train wreck

A bit off "the money shot" topic but since we are getting sappy...

The English Patient - The "Kips light" scene
Empire Strikes Back - When the camera zeros in on Leia after learning they are suspending the search for Han
Glory - When Shaw awakes the morning after and the soldiers have remained in the regiment even though they know certain death awaits them if they stay and get caught.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Marion screaming when they close The Well of the Souls
The Return of The King - Gandalf & Pippin talking about death and the afterlife
The Return of The King - Aragon, "My friends. You bow to no one."
post #58 of 98
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Empire Strikes Back - When the camera zeros in on Leia after learning they are suspending the search for Han

Funny...I actually find Chewie's howl during that scene more 'emotional' to me.
post #59 of 98
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

What is that from? I must see it!

Reminds me of a movie I recently watched that I can't even remember the name of. Grrrr...I hate when that happens, but it had a scene similar to where the car is doing a 360 and the guy (Bruce Willis, maybe?) just opens the door and steps out of it with his gun blazing.

Bruce Willis in RED. Unloads on Carl Urban's SUV.
Qualifies - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYBM8VsxHEg
post #60 of 98
The opening scene from Silverado. Following Scott Glenn's shoot out in (and through the roof of) the dark, claustrophobic shack, the door is flung open to reveal the open, bright expanse of the breathtaking country side...
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