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December 16th, 2007

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04:56 am - Perfect Movie Moments...
In my eyes, there are certain scenes, or moments of movies where everything is just so right, so beautifully crafted, that they stand out as perfect moments.

One such moment, and it literally is just a minute or so, occurs near the end of the original Die Hard. The FBI has ordered a shutdown of power for the Nakatomi Plaza, and there it is. The power goes, the lights flick off and...

Klaxons sound. The security vault locks disengage, the door opens, and Alan Rickman is framed against the light, as triumphant music plays. (Ode to Joy?) And between the alarms, the jaunty music, the use of light and shadow, the way Rickman composes himself, and the gleeful, yet reverent, "Merry Christmas" of Theo, the evil tech genius...

Perfect. Just a moment I want to frame.

So, what are your Perfect Movie Moments?

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Date:December 16th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
One of the coolest things in that movie was the use of music. They found some way to make christmasesque (ACK! FAKE WORDS! FAKE WORDS!) music a theme of the movie. Some of them were downright ingenious, like when they used a variation of "Walking In A Winter Wonderland" as the dark bass for one particular scene. Really well done!

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