Heartwarming / The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- The end, from the helicopter crash to the David Bowie song.
Steve: This is an adventure.
- And before that.
Jane Winslett-Richardson: Are we - are we safe in here?
Steve Zissou: I doubt it.
Klaus Daimler: Do you still want to blow him up?
Steve Zissou: No. We're out of dynamite anyway.
Eleanor Zissou: ... It is beautiful Steve.
- Everyone in the ship places his/her hand on Steve to comfort him, the last one being Steve's nemesis Hennessey.
- During the whole scene, Sigur Rós' Starálfur contributes even more to the magnificence of those surrealistic deep waters and its creatures.
- After Ned's funeral, Eleanor talks with Jane, and reveals Steve is not fertile- Ned was never his real son, but it didn't even matter.
- Klaus' breakdown when he doesn't get picked to be on Steve's team during the island raid, only to be told that he's not on Steve's team because he's leading his own.
- Hennessey and Steve, love and business rivals, sharing a comradely hug after acknowledging they were both lousy husbands.
- Steve risking his neck to save the "bond company stooge".