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Posted on 6 Sep 2010 06:27:16 BDT
T says:
Yeah, I'm with the opening to Saving Privae Ryan, too. The shot over the MG-42 gunners shoulder as he pours rounds into the open front of the landing craft is almost certainly what happened on the day up and down the beaches. Glad I wasn't there - but very grateful to those that ran up the sand and beyond!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2010 14:49:36 BDT
sam lowry says:
Probably THE greatest shoot-out as Paul c has already stated, this at least is in context (unlike many of john Woo's, which although good-often don't progress the story), Heat's central bank sequence is worked out chronologically and by Character Action(s).
It also begins the downward spiral of Neil's gang...

Posted on 6 Sep 2010 18:37:53 BDT
Dela says:
Terminator 2...

Arnie with the minigun...

Posted on 7 Sep 2010 12:06:22 BDT
N. J. Mason says:
Style over realism - in no particular order:

1)Hard Boiled - Teahouse sequence (or any of them)
2)The Killer - Church end fight
3)Shoot 'em Up - any of them, the whole movie is full of mental gunfights
4)The Matrix - Lobby sequence
5)Wanted - end gunfight
6)The Untouchables - Train Station steps (insanely well directed/edited)
7)The Wild Bunch - end battle (got to give props to Peckinpah - influenced Woo)
8)Face/Off- "Somewhere over the Rainbow" sequence
9)Better Tomorrow 2 - end battle (i.e. blood splattered white linen suits)
10)Equilibrium - gunkata sequences

Posted on 9 Sep 2010 22:02:04 BDT
Cop...James Woods makes Dirty Harry look like a pinko liberal in the final shot.
To Live and Die in L.A...William Petersen's severe migraine shocks us all.
Sometimes less is more.

Posted on 6 Jun 2011 01:09:40 BDT
R. E. Conary says:
Tomorrow being the anniversary of D-Day, I'll say the opening of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

Others include the opening of THE WILD BUNCH and the final shoot-out in UNFORGIVEN.

All show the futility of war and violence.

Posted on 6 Jun 2011 12:17:07 BDT
Just for a laugh: Arnie as Hamlet in "The Last Action Hero"

Posted on 7 Jun 2011 05:47:52 BDT
John Bennett says:
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. David Lean had three or four cameras....no digital or "special effects." Just the one shot in under 2 1/2 minutes...WOW AND SUPERB CINEMATOGRAPHY!

Posted on 7 Jun 2011 19:04:54 BDT
Everyone pulling out guns on each other in different scenes cut too at the same time in 1999 gun-drama 'It's The Rage'. Compelling and funny. The only one that doesn't find a target is pointed at Joan Allen and rightly so. Who the f*ck would wanna shoot Joanie!!?

Posted on 7 Jun 2011 20:45:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2011 21:02:41 BDT
Lector says:
Saving Private Ryan, the Omaha Beach assault scene is extremely hard to match never mind beat.

Here are a few more that I'd like to suggest which I haven't seen mentioned as yet prior to this posting (appologies if any of them have):

Apocalypse Now - Air Cav. attack on the V.C. ville.
The Alamo, (John Wayne version) the climactic assault by Santa Anna's forces on the Mission battle scene.
Gettysburg (Martin Sheen as Gen. R. E. Lee version) Pickett's Charge on the central Union forces position.
Bonnie and Clyde, (Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway version), their death shoot-out scene with the F.B.I. etc..
Waterloo, (Rod Steiger as Napoleon version) the entire battle scene there of.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2011 00:57:02 BDT
John Bennett says:
Yes, Mossman, that was really well done. Superb camera work and the pram going down the stairs...honestly untill I knew the baby was ok, I didn't breath! Bloody good drama! 10 uout of 10 !!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2011 18:07:04 BDT
Lichinbo says:
hard boiled with Chow Yun Fat and Tony Leung. what a body count and for the fun element Jet Li's meltdown with Jacky Cheung.

Posted on 9 Jun 2011 01:19:53 BDT
Midway007 says:
surprised nobody mention van dammes hard target had some cool scenes

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 02:53:04 BDT
ALL the shootouts in 'Tombstone' - brilliant western

Posted on 1 May 2012 19:37:17 BDT
GUS c says:
Raiders of the Lost ark, when indy shoots the Guy with the sword

Posted on 1 May 2012 20:21:40 BDT
Joseph says:
Without doubt The Matrix lobby shootout.

Posted on 1 May 2012 23:10:16 BDT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Personally the scene in Glory where having assaulted the confederate fort you see a unit of soldiers of the african american 54th infantry under the command of the Moragn Freeman character delievered a disciplined volley of musketry despite being under fire and all breaking loose, illustrating how far this initially 'poster' and politically created unit have become professional soldiers - electric viewing
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