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i'll go first then:
GOODFELLAS - karen screaming "i'm sorry" after pointing the gun at henry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VeZrOrsr2k
KEY LARGO - gaye dawn singing moanin' low http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vh8veUgPt8
TRAINSPOTTING - the baby dies (couldn't find a vid for this)
it's the music, so tragic.
that film is just tragic all around :'(
Have all ruined me in one way or another. More recently, and less manipulatively, the 'phone call' scene in A Single Man. Somewhere I read that scene alone pretty much assured Firth the Oscar nod and Bafta win, which doesn't surprise me one bit.
i tried to find a video that included shannyn sossamon coming in and discovering the body as well but no luck
Joss Whedon does emotional scenes/episodes SO well.
I'd say this is the exception. Virtually all of the other big moments in Buffy are horribly done.
This scene broke me though. My dad's mum died when he was about 11 and he found her in pretty much the exact way Buffy finds her mum. Watching him react to this scene when it was first on was not fun.
Ok, end of series 5 Buffy diving off the structure into the gateway to close it - fantastic poignant piano music and her monologue playing in the background as she leaps off, it makes me cry every time.
End of series 6 when Xander gets Willow to stop from ending the world by telling her he loves her over and over while she tries to hurt him but ends up breaking down.
In series 6 when Spike tries to rape Buffy, again like with "The Body" there is no music playing and it's very gripping, dark and real. Quite disturbing too.
End of series 2 when Buffy has to stab Angel through the heart into the statue to prevent the end of the world and she kisses him and tells him to close his eyes before she kills him - so very very sad.
How can you think the big moments were horribly done? Whedon manages to get a tear out of me every time he has an emotional scene in Buffy. Maybe that's just me but I think he is fantastic, his use of music or NO music is brilliant.
That's awful. In fact, it's beyond awful. And the whole set-up for the end of series 6 was ridiculous.
I don't think Whedon does poignant well. I think he does silly geekery and relationships very well, but his emotional stuff is often ludicrously hinged and far too insipid for me.
so I can forgive a cheesy epitaph at the end.
Passion (in season 2) and The Body are two episodes which nail the pain of losing someone etc
That's pretty harsh emotional shit right there.
I like to quote it in a funny voice every now and again.
They even change the guy to say "I need a hug!".
Otherwise, I'm sort of with you. Well more that I don't think Whedon ever intended Buffy to be as emotionally draining as you seem to be expecting and that's a good thing.
It should be fairly upbeat.
'goodbye to you'
Tara & Willow split
Giles on a plane to England for good
Buffy drinking alone
Tara leaving Dawn
Buffy Spike makeout
I mean its pretty sad when you can't have kids, but just after you've shelled out for 6 tins of paint and a rocking horse, its awful.
I've never cried so much at a film in my whole life. And I'm a weeper.
Wall-E had me on the verge of tears for the entire film and I cried my eyes out at the end.
An I didn't really like Toy Story 3. I think it's something about the film being animated (or possibly because it's in 3d?)that makes me more susceptable to weeping. I even lost it watching Bolt ffs, when the cat talks about being declawed. How to Train Your Dragon was another sobfest. Disgraceful.
"Man I know why everyone crys at this"
The actual ending left a bit "oh well" in comparison
was the suckerpunch I wasn't expecting at all - when they were *SPOILER* about to be burned alive i remember thinking "bloody hell this is a bit intense" but when he *YES ANOTHER SPOILER* gives all his toys to the little girl for some reason that set me off completely. And I don't even like the films that much...!
They must have been pumping CS gas in the theatre or something...
It made me wish I was a kid again.
I was just about holding it in, look at the missus, tears everywhere
My gf was asleep and just woke up to me blubbing and sniffling "i love you"
when ET says 'come' and Elliot replies 'stay'
And the final scene of The Lives of Others
this is probably the best section i could find on youtube
Gets going from here especially
that one gets me every time. Good luck crazy penguin.
...at the end of Lost In Translation.
Stupid pseudo-ambiguous tripe. Heartbreaking? No chance... (I do like Lost in Translation, don't get me wrong, but the ending's hardly heartbreaking...)
The scene in Three Colours White where Juliette Binoche attempts suicide but bottles it. If that doesn't break you heart then you have a lump of coal for a heart and a rotten sausage for a brain...
White is the one with Julie Delpy.
I love that bit at the end of Lost in Translation (I'm a sucker for ambiguity - hello Michael Haneke), but I wouldn't call it heartbreaking.
Either way - it's about as strong a scene you could ever wish to witness.
To be honest the ending of White is heart-wrenching stuff as well. Kieslowski is able to say more about the human heart by simply having an actor remove some binoculars from his face than many directors can muster over an entire career.
Fair play if you like a bit of dramatic ambiguity re: Haneke. If I felt the same then I'd probably think that Hidden and The White Ribbon were 2 of the greatest films ever made... (as they are, I left both of them feeling awed and frustrated in equal measure).
The bit in the Seventh Continent, however, when the woman finally FINALLY bursts into tears in the car... now that's powerful.
i know its mentioned but god
'Thank you for coming back to me.'
Benny gets shot by Blacky. I think what makes it so tragic is you can see it coming from the first shot of Blacky at the party. Every time I watch it I find myself muttering 'no no noooo' under my breath for the whole scene.
When Carver's in the car, impotently beat the horn :'''''''''''''(
where the daughter thinks she has an invisible protective cloak on..
literally couldn't see through tears
but that moment was really strong stuff.
that has me blubbing like a Gwyneth Paltrow oscar speech. Truly they are my weakness.
The ending of The Killing Fields. Comparatively happy considering the sheer amount of horror that occured before.
The bit where Jim Caviezel refuses to surrender in The Thin Red Line.
And the "Perfect. They are all perfect." scene in The Last Samurai. Even the presence of Tom Cruise can't stop me from losing my shit at that part.
when he meets up with his old comrade and finds all his old chums are dead :(
the bit when littlefoots mum dies
Where they bring him to the future and show him all his work in the gallery.
where shane does the dickmove, so unnecessary.
Which leaves (*SPOILERS*):
Eating mud in Grave Of The Fireflies
Jude Law incinerating himself in Gattaca
Carey Mulligan saying, ‘Tommy, there is no deferral,’ in neer Let Me Go
laid out on the table post-boxing fight, his son crying over him.
Where Johnny 5 gets the crap kicked out of him but still goes on to try and sort out the bad guys.
i HATED that scene and when he starts breaking things in the pub and doesn't shave. I couldn't watch all of it, it was too traumatising.
Fish Tank - when she turns up for the audition and it turns out that it's a strip joint. I was sobbing uncontrollably in the cinema, pretty embarrassing.
When i realised i had paid £8 to see this shit
And she's got an amazing voice and they go silent, before solemnly singing along.
It's pretty bleak.
The guy crying "I don't wanna die" as he's strapped to the post.
When I go, I want it to be like that. Gotta love a coward who comes good and goes down in a blaze of glory.
and still does: the scene in the lion king when mufasa has just died and simba is wandering about yelling for someone to help him :'''''(
this is one of the very saddest moments in all cinema
still can't watch that
Also the ending bits in Pan's Labrynth and Where The Wild Things Are.
I was about to post Grave of the Fireflies.
But I don't think I've ever felt so broken after watching a film. I particularly remember my mum coming in as I was watching the scene towards the end where the narrator's sister tries to chew the marble because she thinks it's a fruit drop, and she commented that she's never seen me look so upset in my life.
Notably, the russian roulette at the end; Michael (Robert De Niro) arriving home from Vietnam and checkinmg into a motel to avoid the welcome home party; The wedding; The 2nd deerhunt
that Heath Ledger with the shirt in Brokeback Mountain was pretty fucking moving.
Where Arnie is lowered into the molten metal and gives the thumbs up at the end.
And also the bit just after when I realised that wasn't the end of the film, but that there was a whole heap of shit to finish things off.
I saw this on video in my house when I was about 14. I actually screamed "LEAVE HIM ALONE. LEAVE. HIM. ALONE." at the telly. My Mum came in to see if I was ok and just saw her only son curled up on the sofa, sobbing like a 6 year old girl. She'd have probably preferred walking in on me wanking.
To be honest it could be half a dozen scenes from that fucker. Maybe the bit at the end where he moves his pillow, goes to sleep and then JUST when the camera pans away and you're feeling choked enough Lynch goes and puts Barber's Adagio for Strings over the top. THE BASTARD.
Even if I maintain composure for the corridor scene, Matilda planting the, erm, plant at the end always breaks me. Inside, anyway.
when Mitchell's Donkey Kong score is accepted even though it's on VHS and nice maths teacher has been screwed over.
thanks to the vicious conniving LION Lisa and the thoughtless Mark.
Poor little Denny was the only one who ever really loved him.
Poor drug-addicted Denny, the college student that no-one can work out whether or not he's an actual functioning adult, hugging the sweaty corpse as the sirens get louder
The heartbreaking scene where Lisa's mother admits she has cancer?
and I'm DYING.
the Sigur Ros song in the background just quadruples the effect too.
Also the bit in Donnie Darko where Donnie asks his mum "what's it like having a freak for a son?", and she says "it's wonderful", destroys me every time I see it.
changes his mind/ but the warden won't help him.
Dancer in the Dark? the ending of that is exhausting.
that the singing was over, to be honest.