Signature Scene


(permanent link) added: 2009-08-08 22:27:13 sponsor: Phediuk (last reply: 2009-10-28 01:44:22)

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A scene--usually from a movie, but I'm sure there are examples in other media--which is far, far more famous than any other part in it. If the work is referenced in pop culture, it will be a reference to this scene. The DVD cover will often depict this scene. Any parodies will also center on this scene specifically. It's like a Breakout Character, but in scene form.

  • Gene Kelly dancing on a puddly street in Singin' in the Rain.
  • The shower scene from Psycho.
  • "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" from A Few Good Men.
  • Harold Lloyd hanging from the clock in Safety Last.
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment from Fantasia.
  • Another Disney example: the two dogs slurping spaghetti and touching their noses together in Lady and the Tramp.
  • The Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes.
  • "I'm Spartacus! No, I'm Spartacus!" from Spartacus.
  • It's easy to forget that there are parts of Home Alone that don't involve Harry and Marv comically injuring themselves on Kevin's traps.
  • D-day from Saving Private Ryan.
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