Scenes That SIZZLE!

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Scenes That Sizzle!

Over the course of the last several years, Subject:CINEMA has presented a recurrent theme show called “Scenes That Sizzle”. On these shows, Kim and TC pick four topics, and then select five scenes within each topic that they always remember about the topic. The lists are completely subjective, but some listeners have asked us to provide our lists where they can be looked at, so here you are!

Subject:CINEMA #39 – “Scenes That Sizzle!”
February 17, 2007

Biggest Shocks

Kim

“Jaws” – Chief Brody. meet Bruce
“Psycho” – The Shower Scence
“Friday The 13th” – Jason Voorhees is NOT dead
“Kill Bill, Volume II – The “eye” has it
“Halloween” – It’s over… no it isn’t!

TC

“Beyond The Mat” – 1999 Royal Rumble Mick Foley vs The Rock
“First Descent” – Travis Rice gets caught in an avalanche and rides around it
“Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire” – Lord Voldemort’s return
“Brick” – Tug the murderer
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – Frodo in Shelob’s lair

Greatest Tearjerkers

Kim

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” – Spock’s sacrifice
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” – Boromir’s death
“The Wizard Of Oz” – The Tin Man’s Goodbye
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” – The death of Li Mu Bai
“March Of The Penguins” – It might be Nature’s way, but it still hurts

TC

“Hero” – The death of Nameless
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – Aragorn pays respect to the Hobbits
“Deep Impact” – the last 20 minutes of the movie
“Rent” – Angel losing his battle with AIDS
“Lords of Dogtown” – The Z-Boys reunite to be with the terminally ill Sid

Laugh Out Loud Moments

Kim

“Some Like It Hot” – “Daphne’s” confession
“Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave” – Sheep moto-acrobatics
“Young Frankenstein” – “SedaGIVE?!”
“X-Men” – Wolverine & Cylops – meeting of the minds… kind of
“The Muppet Movie” – Traffic trouble

TC

“History Of The World, Part I” – “NVTS, nuts!”
“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit” – Phillip’s purse
“Clerks II” – The “ABC” musical number
“Clerks II” – Dante’s bachelor party
“Happy Feet” – Mumble brushes off Gloria with Ramon on commentary

Stand Up and Cheer

Kim

“Rocky II” – The Italian Stallion wins
“Superman, The Movie” – Our Kryptonian hero
“Star Wars” – Han’s return
“The Quiet Man” – The Duke snaps
“Star Trek; The Motion Picture” – Enterprise’s big screen debut

TC

“The Karate Kid” – Daniel vs Johnny
“ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” – The kids vs the Feds
“Happy Feet” – The humans see the penguins dance
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – Gandalf’s staff meets Denethor’s face
“Sky High” – Will Stronghold/ Warren Peace – “Save The Citizen”

Subject:CINEMA # 62 – “Son Of Scenes That Sizzle”
July 14. 2008

Blood Boiling Scenes

Kim

“King King” (2005) – The humiliation of a king
“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” – Aunt Marge’s visit
“Superman Returns” – Luthor’s goons attack Superman
“Fatal Attraction” – The rabbit scene
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – Denethor’s cruelty to Faramir

TC

“The China Syndrome” – Jack Godell’s death
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers” – Grima being Grima
“Transformers” – Agent Simmons berates Mikela
“The Prestige” – Lord Caldlow’s introduction
“Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room” – The whole movie

“What the BEEP?” scenes

Kim

“Earth vs The Spider” – Spiders can roar?
“Jaws 4: The Revenge” – Stalking, roaring sharks
“Jurassic Park” – Dinosaur DNA + Frog DNA = Real Dinos?
“The Amazing Colossal Man” – Man survives Plutonium bomb
“Twister” – Water house scene

TC

“A Prairie Home Companion” – The end of the movie
“Curse Of The Golden Flower” – What happens when a rebellion goes wrong
“The Prestige” – The end
“Zattoichi – The Blind Swordsman” – The big dance number
“Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” – The entire movie

Toe Tapping Scenes

Kim

“Happy Feet” – “Something To Love”
“Cabaret” – “Mein Leiber Heir”
“Xanadu” – “I’m Alive”
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – “The Time Warp”
“Flushed Away” – “Proud Mary”

TC

“Happy Feet” – “Boogie Wonderland”
“Victor/Victoria” – “Le Jazz Hot”
“Rent” – “The Tango Maureen”
“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Wererabbit” – The main theme
“Encino Man” – “Feed The Monkey”

Mark Out Moments

Kim

“X-Men: The Last Stand” – Beast gets his signature line in
“Raiders Of The Lost Ark” – Indy vs the Swordsman
“Batman Begins” – Batman’s hanging out
“Casino Royale” – A spy makes his introduction
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – Gandalf has had ENOUGH

TC

“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” – Christian Slater’s cameo
“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” – Luke blows up the Death Star
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers” – Legolas goes shieldboarding
“Sky High” – Will Stronghold discovers his power of flight
“Lords of Dogtown” – Jay jumps the pipe gap

Subject:CINEMA #103 – “Return of Scenes That Sizzle!”
March 16, 2008

Best Fight

Kim

“Kill Bill, Volume 1” – The Bride vs Vernita Green
“Hero” – Broken Sword vs The King of Qin
“Star Trek III: The Search For Spock” – Kirk vs Cmdr. Kruge
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” – Li Mu Bai vs Jen; Treetop Battle
“Spider-Man 2” – Spidey vs Doc Ock: The Train Fight

TC

“Sky High” – Will Stronghold vs Warren Peace; The Cafeteria Fight
“Hero” – Nameless vs Long Sky
“Brick” – Brendan vs Brad
“Transformers” – Optimus Prime vs Megatron
“Hero” – Flying Snow vs Moon (Red sequence)

Chase Scenes

Kim

“Return of the Jedi” – The Speeder chase
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” – Indy Pinball
“Casino Royale” – James Bond pursues Mollaka
“It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World” – The whole Movie
“Ranma 1/2: Big Trouble In Nekonron, China”- The opening sequence

TC

“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit” – Gromit and Philip’s chase
“Apocolypto” – Jaguar Paw escapes and runs for home
“Danger Diabolik” – The first 15 minutes
“Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Kahn” – The Enterprise vs The Reliant
Every Single Road Runner Cartoon Made By Chuck Jones

Outrageous Behavior or Stunts

Kim

“Clerks 2” – Randall’s revenge
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – Harry’s torture by Dolores Umbridge
“The Producers” – Max and “Hold Me, Touch Me”
“Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest” – The Wheel Fight
“Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?” – The return of Baby Jane – in full regalia

TC

“Clerks 2” – The insanity that is Randall Graves
“Wassup Rockers” – The Beverly Hills segments
“Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back” – Jay tries to repay for a ride
“Lords of Dogtown” – Skateboarding via bus/Picking up Old Ladies
“Harold And Maude” – Harold’s mock suicides

Best Entrances

Kim

“Star Wars” – Darth Vader’s Entrance
“Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” – Boromir arrives at Rivendell
“Batman” (1989) – Batman vs the muggers
“Sunset Boulevard” – Norma Desmond’s grand exit/entrance
“Gone With The Wind” – Scarlet’s entrance in her green dress

TC

“Superman: The Movie” – Superman saves Lois Lane
“Encino Man” – Link’s first day at High School
“Happy Feet” – Mumble’s hatching
“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” – Return of Mr. Spock
“Hairspray” – Tracy Turnblad’s introduction/Tracy crashing the TV show

Subject:CINEMA # 141 – “Scenes That Sizzle’s Second Cousin, Twice Removed!”
November 30, 2008

Stomach-Turning Scenes

Kim

“The Dark Knight” – Two-Face’s Debut
“Beyond The Mat” – Jake Roberts and his daughter
“Theater Of Blood” – The dog scene
“Friday The 13th” – Skewered (Kevin) Bacon
“Night Of The Living Dead” – Intestines in the grass

TC

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” – “The Worst Pies In London” song
“First Descent” – Travis Rice triggers and gets caught in a heart-stopping avalanche
“United 93” – The final shot
“Cloverfield” – Beth’s apartment building
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” – “Oogie Boogie”

Crimes Of Fashion

Kim

“Mommie Dearest” – Shoulder pads from hell
“Xanadu” – Feathered hair and too much pastel!
“Star Trek:The Motion Picture” – The “beige” movie
“Flash Gordon” – Prince Barin’s “Errol Flynn” look
“Harry Potter And the Prisoner Of Azkerban” – Sybil Trelawney

TC

“Star Wars” – Princess Leia’s headphone hairdo
“Sky High” – Will Stronghold’s first day at school
“Clerks II” – Mooby’s uniforms
“Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire” – Ron Weasley’s Winter Ball costume
“Beowulf” – King Hrothgar’s slipping toga

Spectacular Shots

Kim

“Koyannisqatsi” – Flying over the mesa
“The Ten Commandments” – the parting of the Red Sea
“Kill Bill, Volume 1” – The fight at the House Of The Blue Leaves, the aftermath
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” – entering the Shire
“X-Men:The Last Stand” – the Golden Gate flies across San Francisco Bay

TC

“The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” – entering the Shire
“The Forbidden Kingdom” – Jason leaves the shack and gets the shock of his life
“Hero” – Nameless walks through the courtyard of the King’s palace
“Curse Of The Golden Flower” – Empress Phoenix walks through the corridors of the royal palace
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King” – the lighting of the signal fires

Best Liplock

Kim

“Lady And The Tramp – “La Belle Noche”
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” – Arwen and Aragorn on the bridge
“Gone With The Wind” – Scarlett and Rhett
“Spider-Man” – Spidey and Mary Jane kiss in the rain
“Raiders Of The Lost Ark” – Indy and Marion on the sub

TC

“Spider-man” – The upside-down kiss
“Clerks II” – Dante and Becky during the donkey show
“Wristcutters: A Love Story” – Zia and Mikal on the beach
“Twilight” – Edward and Bella’s first kiss
“X-Men: The Last Stand” – Jean Grey and Logan in the laboratory

Keep watching for more Scenes That Sizzle as they appear on Subject Cinema!