I thought I'd do a little bit of a different post today sharing my favourite film scenes. Last Friday I had a quiet night in and it was wonderful - I got sushi takeway and watched The Notebook before going to bed super early - I'm always so tired on a Friday! But I digress, it was so nice to sit down and watch a film and it got me thinking about my favourite film scenes. There are a few spoilers so maybe don't read if you don't want to hear any of them! So here they are, in no particular order...
The Notebook - 'If you're a bird...'
There are so many scenes in The Notebook that I could put in this list as it's just the most incredible film. In case you hadn't guessed, it's one of my all-time favourite movies. I cried my eyes out on Friday! The scene people usually cite as their favourite is the famous 'It wasn't over, it still isn't over...' but I love 'If you're a bird...' just because the way Noah looks at her the whole way through the scene is so beautiful - he loves her so so much! Another close one would be when Ali gets out of the car after choosing Noah over her fiance, and just shrugs before running over to him. OH I JUST LOVE THE NOTEBOOK. Watch the full scene here.
Romeo and Juliet - Fish Tank Scene
I adore the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo & Juliet. I had a huge poster of the film cover in my room when I was younger. It's so well done and obviously Leonardo Di Caprio makes the most perfect Romeo. I love the Fish Tank scene and the whole section when they have just met- the music (Des'ree- I'm Kissing You) adds so much to it and makes it so romantic and the whole scene just reminds of when you first like someone and it's all exciting and you just want to be together. Ahh romance. Watch the full scene here.
Gladiator - The Death of Maximus
Gladiator has a special place in my heart. It's Chris' favourite film and he introduced me to it years ago. We have watched it so much, and also went to see it at the Royal Albert Hall with the live Philharmonic Orchestra which was the most incredible thing I've ever seen- it's actually back next year and we've booked to see it again! The music in the final scene is beautiful and it's so emotional that he's going to be back with his family again. Watch the full scene here.
Love Actually - 'To me, you are perfect'
I think Love Actually will be the next film watched in my house, especially as we're approaching December. It's such a great Richard Curtis film and I love the different stories- I know that some say there are too many different things to follow but I think it works well. This scene is a classic and I remember watching it aged 16 and wanting so badly for someone to do this for me! Totally fancy Andrew Lincoln too. Watch the full scene here.
Beetlejuice - Day-Oh!
This is more of a random one but I think this scene is brilliant! We used to watch Beetlejuice a lot when I was little and if you haven't seen it, it's well worth a watch. It's a Tim Burton film and has some great people in it - Winona Ryder, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton to name a few. The songs are brilliant too and this makes the 'table scene'. Watch the full scene here.