Speaking of LOTR, when Sam and Frodo are going up the mountain to throw the ring in the lava, and Sam tries to encourage Frodo to keep going by reminding him of home, my favorite part is where Sam says, I can't carry the ring, but I can carry you! I love that scene.
Another one of my favorite scenes that is so well done is in Hitch when Kevin James kisses the girl and "floats" down the stairs, does a pirouette on the sidewalk and walks away on cloud nine. That was acted so true-to-life!
Also love the classic line in the movie when Will Smith has just watched a demonstration of Kevin James' dancing ability and says, "Don't ever do that again!"
Have you seen Ridley's "Black Rain"? Same rainy Hong Kong-esque atmosphere.
Well, it's not just the atmosphere, it's the fact that the cityscapes in Blade Runner were miniatures and/or optical composites. And that's where the amazement hides. There is a certain magical feeling of mixing the synthetic with reality.
The feather sequence in Forrest Gump was quite amazing once you discover it was digitally manipulated. Back in those days, invisible effects were of great interest. And they are the reason today's movies almost always have a certain degree of special effects, not just sci-fi monster movies.
I thought that's the one you meant. It's burned into my brain forever.
Here it is, for you and for everyone who's wondering what all this maudlin talk is about.
For those who don't know the film, Anthony Hopkins is playing C.S. Lewis and the young boy in the scene portrays Douglas Gresham. It's just after the death by cancer of American poet Joy Davidman, the boy's mother and Lewis's wife.