SceneItAll Tournament: Round 3, Heat 1
Changing things up a little in Round 3. I will present five scenes, and you will pick your TWO favorite scenes. The top two vote-getters will advance to Round 4, and others will have a chance at a wildcard spot.
70 scenes survive as we enter Round 3. I present them beneath the Heat 1 contenders.
Pick your TWO favorite scenes from these contenders:
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The 70 contenders include these 64 heat winners. I show their voting percentages from Round 2, with the most dominating winners at the top. Of course, they all had differing levels of competition, so keep that in mind.
Return of the Jedi -- Luke/Vader - Post 321 (needs video link) 71.79
The Empire Strikes Back - Luke, I am your father - Post 75 70
Aliens - Ripley vs. Alien Queen - Post 110 68.57
Goodfellas - Funny like a clown - Post 333 68.29
Terminator 2 - I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle - Post 218, 290, and 428 67.39
Office Space - Interview with the Bobs - Post 347 (need video clip) 66.67
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Rolling boulder - Post 98 64.71
Star Wars - Death Star Attack 63.89
Saving Private Ryan - Storming Omaha Beach - Post 61, 136, and 159 63.83
Gran Torino - Walt faces down the thugs - Post 174 63.41
Blazing Saddles - The New Sheriff - Post 42 and 81 62.07
Office Space - Printer destruction - Post 178, 183, and 347 61.22
The Dark Knight - Batman interrogates the Joker - Post 117 60.71
Cool Hand Luke - 50 Eggs 60
My Cousin Vinny - Court scene - Post 87 58.62
Tombstone - Doc Holliday vs. Johnny Ringo - Posts 11 and 206 57.69
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Phoebe Cates and the Pool - Post 110 56.6
Sixth Sense - I See Dead People 55.88
Office Space - Two Chicks at the Same Time 54.84
Gladiator - Are you not entertained? - Post 9 53.37
Natural, The - Roy Hobbs at bat - Post 156 53.33
Inglorious Basterds - Opening 16 minutes - Post 91 (need video link) 52.94
Pulp Fiction - Breakfast Scene - Post 34 52.54
Apocalypse Now - I love the smell of Napalm in the morning - Post 168 50
A Few Good Men - You can't handle the truth - Post 53 and 232 50
Se7en - Final scene - Post 66 50
True Lies - Jamie Lee Curtis Pole Dance - Post 130 48.28
Caddyshack - Bill Murray's Dalai Lama - Post 26 48.08
Pulp Fiction - Guns of the Navarone (Cleaning up Marvin) - Post 54 47.62
The Sandlot - Wendy the Lifeguard - Post 266 47.5
Rocky - Final fight scene - Post 156 47.5
Apollo 13 - Failure Is Not An Option 47.37
Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal meets Clarice - Post 324 46.67
Field of Dreams - Build it and they will come - Post 127 (need video link) 46.67
Pulp Fiction - Say What Again? (Missed gunshots) - Post 50 46.3
Full Metal Jacket - Private Pyle's Greatest Hour - Post 21 45.71
The Blues Brothers - Rawhide - Post 77 45.71
Rounders - Final Hand - Post 338 45.45
Young Frankenstein - Putting on the Ritz 45.16
Back to the Future - Johnny B. Good at the prom - Post 240 44.68
Princess Bride -- "the wine in front of you" - Posts 139 and 321 (needs video link) 44.68
Back to the Future - Clocktower to 1985 44.44
Apollo 13 - Houston, We Have A Problem 44.44
Sixth Sense - Final Scene 44.19
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Ruprecht's apartment - Post 435 43.9
Pulp Fiction - Accidentally shot Marvin in the face - Post 445 43.9
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - Final Scene - Post 44 43.4
The Godfather - Baptism - Post 36 41.67
Tombstone - Train Station Scene - Post 14 41.67
Ferris Bueller - Danka Schoen/Twist and Shout 41.3
Princess Bride -- "I am not left-handed" - Posts 178 (video) and 321 41.3
Pulp Fiction - Christopher Walken's watch speech - Post 215 41.07
Pulp Fiction - Adrenaline for Uma - Post 281 39.39
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Communication scene - Post 144 39.29
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Rooney's Call 39.29
Die Hard--The Roof Scene - Post 498 38.89
Good Will Hunting - Harvard bar - Post 331 38.6
The Lion King - Death of Mustafa - Post 137 (need video link) 37.5
Cast Away - Loss of Wilson - Post 459 37.21
Anchorman - Brick Killed a Guy - Post 49 37.21
Green Mile - Willing to die - Post 389 37.04
True Grit - Bold Talk - Post 376 35.56
Glengarry Glen Ross - Coffee is for closers - Post 121 35.56
Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal begins escape - Post 324 35.09
These six scenes made Round 3 as wild cards:
Braveheart - Blueface speech - Post 94
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Gun to a knife fight - Post 222
Field of Dreams - A Catch With Dad - Post 102 and 252
Apocalypse Now - Ride of the Valkyries - Post 109 and 150
The Avengers - Hulk vs. Loki - Post 110 (need video link)
Blazing Saddles - We'll work up a Number Six on 'em - Post 195
They're getting tougher now that most of the Will Ferrell and Jack Black scenes are gone. My votes:
#1 - Sixth Sense. Great scene. I'd tell you more, but it's a major spoiler. This scene is quite entertaining.
#2 - Blues Brothers. I don't really think of this as a great scene, but for some reason it's always better than its competitors. Maybe I'm underrating it.
#3 - Tombstone. Fine scene, fine mustaches.
#4 - Pulp Fiction. He died of dysentery? Wear that watch proudly.
#5 - The Dark Knight. I don't get it. Does Batman have a cold or something? Why is he so hoarse? And where's Robin?
Sixth Sense and Tombstone
But if you vote for all of them, it has the same impact as not voting at all.
Too much Pulp Fiction.
This heat is solid but unspectacular in my opinion. As long as Sixth Sense moves on, I'm fine with it.
If you vote for all of them other than Tombstone you can accomplish something though. Artificial vote inflation that hinders an over rated movie.
This is a pretty close vote right now.
Easily the most brutal round yet... choosing between Batman, Bruce and Wyatt?
But scene for scene?... Sixth Sense is bringing home the bacon.
I'll be good, but I wouldn't trust many of these other folks.
Dark Knight and Tombstone hands down. Shouldn't even be a contest.
I went Dark Knight and Sixth Sense.
Some of the other movies have better scenes I'll consider in other heats.
All solid scenes in my opinion.
Bumping for more voting.
My Sixth Sense tells me one of the movies I voted for needs more help.
Great heat regardless of outcome.
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