Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 17

Movie: Full Metal Jacket Virtually everyone who has any interest in movies at all has seen Full Metal Jacket, or at least the opening and unforgettable diatribe by R. Lee Ermey. It is noteworthy and unbelievable that Ermey was not cast in this role, but was merely hired by Stanley Kubrick as an advisor. Kubrick […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 16

Movie: Unforgiven Here at Ruthless we love our Westerns and especially the shoot-out scenes where the bad guys get their just due. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West did their showdown scenes in the brilliant sunshine, but the final showdown in Unforgiven was on a dark, […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 15

Movie: The Sting It is no secret that Paul Newman was one of the most charismatic and talented actors that ever lived. The Sting was a superior movie to his other iconic buddy movie, Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid, and the reason was unforgettable and quite satisfying scenes like the poker game on the […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 10

Movie: Saving Private Ryan Academy Award travesties are so common now that they are almost expected. I guess one of the worst was the Academy’s continuous snub of the great Peter O’Toole, but as far as missing a sure bet on Best Picture, the pick of Shakespeare In Love over Saving Private Ryan was unforgiveable. […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 9

Movie: Midnight Cowboy The Party Scene-The Psychedelic Party at Hansel and Gretel’s apartment was one of the defining scenes in Midnight Cowboy. I have read other reviews where the authors have unbelievably suggested that the scene was extraneous and could have been omitted. This is absolutely ridiculous as the events at the party provide a […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 8

Movie: Glengarry Glen Ross Anyone who has seen this wonderful movie remembers at least two things. First, the incredible cast: Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Jonathan Pryce. Secondly, the scathing sales “motivational” speech given by Alec Baldwin. This movie was based on a play by David Mamet […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 7

Movie: Days of Wine and Roses Here at Ruthless, we take alcohol abuse seriously and we like to write about it. I have written about the best Movie Drunks and others have penned a how-to ABC List for coping with the inevitable pitfalls of too much booze. There are many memorable and unforgettable movie scenes […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 4

Movie: Alien Alien is one of the best, if not the best horror film ever made. There are many memorable and shocking scenes in this movie, but one scene was forever immortalized by Ridley Scott. The dinner chest-bursting scene is so disturbing that it is in a class of its own. For the vast majority […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 2

Movie: The Godfather The Godfather is universally considered to be one of the best movies ever produced. This masterpiece contains many memorable scenes, but one scene trumps all the rest in dramatic intensity. The Italian Restaurant.  An assassination attempt on Don Corleone left him badly injured and near death. A costly and brutal war between […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part One

Movie: Once Upon A Time In The West This is it, folks. This is the HOLY GRAIL of Western Movie scenes. This is the face-off between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda) and is a scene that is surreal and almost supernatural in its drama. The brilliant musical score, the panoramic shots of the […]