March 15 07

since i really don’t want to talk about exits…and the fact that Brandon had to make his last night on American Idol…instead of Sanjaya…i’m devoting my thursday thirteen this week to some of the best entrances on-screen.

1. Jaws – The Shark. an hour and twenty minutes into the film, the shark makes his full entrance, scaring the crap out of everyone, prompting the ever-famous like, “you’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

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2. The Silence of the Lambs – Hannibal Lecter. Dr. Lecter stand at attention, his eyes are dead. he urges in a slightly mocking tone, “closer, please. closer”

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3. Scarface – Elvira. Michelle Pfeiffer descends from the elevator and slinks through a crowd of gansters.

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4. Jurassic Park – T. Rex. The question of “where’s the goat?” is answered as the camera pans over T. Rex, gulping down the goat in a single swallow.

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5. Field of Dreams – Shoeless Joe. “Daddy, there’s a man out there on your lawn”

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6. Batman – The Joker. When Joker makes his first appearance in her new form, he steps into the light and says, “Jack is dead my friend. You can call me… Joker!” and then shoots his boss repeatedly.

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7. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Willy Wonka. Willy, a limping, cane-using old man, disappoints the crowd, until he stops, drops the cane and does a somersault.

 

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8. Psycho – “Mrs. Bates” perhaps one of the most famous scenes in movie history. the piercing music. the knife. the black shower curtain outline. still makes me scared to shower.

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9. The Sound of Music – Maria. the hills are alive. and the scene is breathtaking.

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10. Raging Bull – Jake LaMotta. in the opening scene, boxer Jake LaMotta is hidden under the hood of his leopard-skin robe and is seen warming up in an almost dreamy sequence.

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11. Moulin Rouge – Satin. During the can-can, the screen goes dark and Satin descends from a flying, glittering trapeeze swing.

12. Star Wars – Darth Vader. the towering, face-less, heavy breathing dark lord of the sith, was a pure vision of evil.

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13. Saturday Night Fever – Tony. iconic disco king of Brooklyn, walks down the street as “Stayin’ Alive” plays in the background

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  1. I haven’t seen Field of Dreams but the rest I have and I agree. Happy TT!

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    Comment by busy on March 15, 2007
  2. I did not see 6,8,10,11, or 13.
    I like the added pictures.
    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
    My TT is posted.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Happy TT’ing!
    *^_^
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    Raggedy

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    Comment by Raggedy on March 15, 2007
  3. I remember 1, 2, 4, 9 and 11. My favourite among them… Sound of Music :)

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    Comment by Coco on March 15, 2007
  4. Great list! I love that you add pictures.

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    Comment by Green Eyed Girl on March 15, 2007
  5. Nice site!

    Gosh, out of those you mentioned I’ve only seen two. Am I missing out too much, now I’m wondering…

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    Comment by Love Coach on March 15, 2007
  6. whoohooo swinging on a glittery swing with gents tryin’ to take a peek up your skirt,as you sail through the air.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 15, 2007
  7. So very important to make a grand entrance and have people rememberin’ you from then on out! Good post!!!

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    Comment by chana on March 15, 2007
  8. 1, 2, 4 & 9, oh YEAH!

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    Comment by Janet on March 15, 2007
  9. this was such a great TT list! i would never have thought of it. i agree especially with the first one – i LOVE that scene.

    my TT will probably be up later today. haven’t fully decided what i’ll do yet, but i have some ideas brewing… :)

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    Comment by lara on March 15, 2007
  10. The hills are alive is the freaking best!

    Sanjaya stayed?? AI sux

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    Comment by Sparky Duck on March 15, 2007
  11. Ah, the Sound of Music. IMO best movie EVER. It even beats Clueless for me =)

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    Comment by Haley on March 15, 2007
  12. Good. One! As usual! Love all of John Travolta’s entrances! And, Jack as the Joker was classic!

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    Comment by Haley-O on March 15, 2007
  13. All fantastic! Some of those I hadn’t thought of in a long time.

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    Comment by Chris on March 16, 2007
  14. As usual, I love your list *LOL* – especially Hannibal =)

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    Comment by Coffee 2 go on March 16, 2007
  15. George Lucas doesn’t write smashing dialogue, but he’s good at creating memorable entrances.

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    Comment by Laughing Muse on March 16, 2007
  16. as much as i love the sound of music, reliving shoeless joe’s entry, my heart just swoons!

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