Thursday, May 6, 2010

Great movie montages

I re-watched Rocky 2 the other night for about the tenth time and was wholeheartedly enjoying the training montage as always. I know it’s silly but I love the way it builds in intensity. If I remember rightly the one in Rocky 4 is pretty great too – that’s the one in the snow in Russia.

A great movie montage is an invigorating thing, especially in a sports movie, and it got me thinking about other great movie montages.

Here’s another classic.

…and here’s a heart warming one from the wonderful Slumdog Millionaire. These kids are so adorable. I loved this movie.

What are your favourites?

8 comments:

  1. You're alive!.

    Was thinking about you today. Just wondering where you were cause I hadn't seen ya on Twitter for awhile and ... POW. HERE ya be.

    I haven't seen Slumdog yet. Must make an effort.

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  2. The original Rocky was filmed here in Hope, B.C. where my dad lived at the time. It was fun to see all the false buildings set up.
    I can't think of just one. Honestly I am rarely that involved in watching a movie but usually have it on in the background of whatever else I am doing at the time.

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  3. Lou, all is well with the world...you're still here!

    Although I thought the movie in toto was a bit schmaltzy, Dr. Zhivago's trek home through the snow was a great film montage. I get frost bite just thinking about.

    I'll have to check out Slumdog.

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  4. Oh thank you for putting that song in my head. lol

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  5. I like The Bluesbrothers, Caddy Shack and A Christmas Story

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