I was recently challenged by a friend to write an article that followed a certain set of rules created by him. The rules are simple:
- Best Moment in A Film
- Best Plot Line/Story
- Best Dialogue
- Most Intelligent Film
- Best Movie Overall
Now, of course I have accepted his challenge. This is the result. Oh, what a fool he is for challenging me. But listen sweethearts, it's not about beating your friend's careful jests or hames. What really matters is pulling out your enemy's heart upon which point you will fry it up for dinner.
Obviously, I'm kidding. Right?
1. Best Moment in a Film
Personally, this question is practically impossible to answer. In order for someone like me to really have emotion for a film's scenes, it needs an amazing soundtrack. When a film's soundtrack can send a shiver up my spine whilst exposing me to a breathtakingly beautiful scene, then it's my favorite.
Such moments usually involve a revelation of some kind or some act of standing up for one's self, for their integrity. That said, there are a few scenes which, if you listen to the soundtrack long enough to recognize the mnemonic qualities, will cause your soul to melt from joy. However, there is one scene that comes to mind at this very moment. This is probably not my favorite moment in film, but it is one that I really adore.
I don't really know what it is about this scene that I adore so much. Perhaps It's the giant hammer?
Or maybe it's Wallace's bantering comments during the scene?
The high kick?
Or maybe just the fact that there's a lot of the color blue. The world may never know.
This scene remains to be the most honest three minutes from TV ever. The first time I saw it, I immediately had chills.
2.Best Plot Line/Story
At the moment, I can only give you simplistic answer to this question. The film I am referring to is 1999 gem, Flawless starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert De Niro.
The film's premise is that an ultra-conservative ex cop (De Niro) suffers from a seizure when his apartment building is raided by gang members looking for stolen cash. Eventually, he gets a physical therapist who suggests to him that he take singing lessons to improve his speaking as the seizure caused the right side of his body to go rigid. This includes his face.
So, eventually he begins singing lessons with his drag queen neighbor (Hoffman), who he has yelled slurs at on prior occasions. Although the two have a rocky start, they become friends, and it disappoints me that I had not seen or even heard of the film until yesterday.
3. Best Dialogue
The best dialogue goes to this scene between Andy Serkis and Andy Serkis.
I remember watching this as a child. I would practice both parts until I was able to watch and speak the scene at the same time.
4. Most Intelligent Film
I could give you a film that uses actual science or information that really educates its audience, but really I think the most intelligent film is the one that shows the most awareness. Thus my answer is:
I never thought a single film could contain so much humor in a way that knows it's funny. This is this that kind of film.
5. Best Movie Overall
Four words: Rocky Horror Picture Show
I swear this film will stand the test of time. In the end, there will be last human being alive and a copy of this film.