I don’t know about you but to me, the very definition of epic is Mia Wallace’s line in Pulp Fiction:
“That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just shut the hell up for a minute and comfortably share a silence.”
It’s like it sums up neatly everything I need to know
about human relationships.
Speaking of Wallace, there’s this scene that gives me the shivers every time I watch Braveheart. When William Wallace shouts “Freedom” at the top of his lungs, after being brutally tortured and before being decapitated is a classic.
Tom Hanks pulls another incredibly emotional scene when he cries out for a lost freaking volley ball, his only friend in Castaway. Repeat after me (in his tone of voice): Wilson!
Then we’ve got 12-year-old talented Natalie Portman as Mathilda in Leon, infatuated for Jean Reno and ready to blow her brains out after stating “I want love. Or death.”
On the fun side, we all remember Ashton Kutcher offering Natalie Portman a bouquet of carrots in the “You said no flowers!” scene. No Strings Attached indeed, but carrots don’t count, right?On a personal note, my favourite one remains Kevin Costner as John Dunbar in Dances with Wolves first encounter with the Indians. But then again, the whole movie is too damn good.