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Last night I was thinking about funny little scenes that feel out of place for whatever reason, and I thought of the Coens' remake of True Grit and the hanging scene early on. The first condemned man regrets all he's done and the fact that his Wife and children may now fall into the wrong crowd, and then the bag goes over his head. The second man calmly states that there are worse folk than him in the crowd, and then the bag goes over his head. The third man, a native-American, announces "i'd just like to say..." before the bag is abruptly pulled over his head.

This felt like a moment that could have been in Blazing Saddles. All that was missing was a rope around his horse's neck too. It takes a bit of nerve to have such a scene of blatent (dark) comedy in such a film. Obviously the Coens have the confidence to pull it off.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:11 am
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The scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when a fly crawls into Paul Freeman's mouth and he continues acting. Now that's dedication.

(Obviously, this was not deliberately done, but they deliberately chose to put this take in the movie.)

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LOL, never noticed that fly. He didn't miss a beat.

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The bathtub scene in "Jack Reacher" where a group of thugs break in and try to beat up Jack, but they keep on missing and hitting each other, while it was pretty funny, it was strange seeing that kind of slapstick in an otherwise serious crime-thriller.


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