100 Great Movie Moments

by Roger Ebert

Part 2

100 Great Movie Moments (unranked)
(Links are to "Greatest Films" reviews)
Description of Moment

21. Zero Mostel throwing a cup of cold coffee at the hysterical Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks' "The Producers," and Wilder screaming: "I'm still hysterical! Plus, now I'm wet!"

22. An old man all alone in his home, faced with the death of his wife and the indifference of his children, in Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story."

23. "Smoking." Robert Mitchum's response, holding up his cigarette, when Kirk Douglas offers him a smoke in "Out of the Past."

24. Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg wading in the fountain in "La Dolce Vita."

25. The moment in Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low" (aka Heaven and Hell, or Tengoku to jigoku) when millionaire Mr. Gondo discovers that it is not his son Jun who has been kidnapped, but his chauffeur Mr. Aiko's son Shinichi - and then the eyes of the two fathers meet.

26. The distant sight of people appearing over the horizon at the end of "Schindler's List."

27. R2D2 and C3PO in "Star Wars."

28. E.T. and friend riding their bicycle across the face of the moon, in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."

29. Marlon Brando's screaming "Stella!" in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

30. Hannibal Lecter smiling at Clarice in "The Silence of the Lambs."

31. "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" The first words heard in the first talkie, "The Jazz Singer," said by Al Jolson.

32. Jack Nicholson trying to order a chicken salad sandwich in "Five Easy Pieces."

33. "Nobody's perfect": Joe E. Brown's last line in "Some Like It Hot," explaining why he plans to marry Jack Lemmon even though he is a man.

34. "Rosebud" in "Citizen Kane."

35. The shooting party in Renoir's "Rules of the Game."

36. The haunted eyes of Antoine Doinel, Truffaut's autobiographical hero, in the freeze frame that ends "The 400 Blows."

37. Jean-Paul Belmondo flipping a cigarette into his mouth in Godard's "Breathless."

38. The casting (and installation) of the great bell in Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev."

39. "What have you done to its eyes?" Dialogue by Mia Farrow in "Rosemary's Baby."

40. Moses parting the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments."

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