How to write a good action scene

Writing action is my forte and has garnered me many meetings and a couple assignments as well, so I'll speak from my own perspective and from that of a former studio reader that has read great action and terrible action.  The

What are the most epic shots from movies?

For me, a lot of the greatest moments in cinema are subtle. But not all of them. Some are just overwhelmingly gorgeous, some

What is the most subtle and brilliant scene in a movie?

The meeting of the heads of the five families in 1972's

What is the most underrated movie scene you've seen?

In the movie Gandhi with Ben Kingsley, there is a scene where Gandhi lies in bed weakened from a hunger strike. He has refused to eat until the sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims comes to an end. A Hindu man bursts into the room and tosses a piece of bread onto

What is the saddest movie scene you have ever seen?

HACHIKO waiting for his master.Background (Skip to scene if you know it).This is the story of a dog which fascinates the world by his life long loyalty to his master. Hachiko is a brilliant dog with the ability to detect feelings hence able

What's the most touching scene you've seen in a movie?

Nicholas Winton saved 669 children from holocaust shortly before WW2Winton kept quiet about his humanitarian exploits for many years, until his wife Grete found a detailed scrapbook in their attic in 1988. It contained lists of the children, including their parents' names, and the names and addresses of the families that took them in.

What's the most violent scene you've ever seen in a movie?

Well there will be plenty of SAW franchise scenes if you make a list but the one that stands out in particular is Detective Kerry's death scene in The Angel's Trap.She was trapped and the key to the locks was in a jar of acid. And if she couldnt do it in time then the

What is the most underrated movie scene you've seen?

In the movie Gandhi with Ben Kingsley, there is a scene where Gandhi lies in bed weakened from a hunger strike. He has refused to eat until the sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims comes to an end. A Hindu man bursts into the room and tosses a piece of bread onto Gandhi's chest,

Do actors and actresses really kiss on-screen?

Generally on-screen "French" kisses, especially in TV or PG-rated movies, consist of the actors pressing their lips together while opening and closing their mouths. With their lips sealed together while doing this, what's going on within their mouths is hidden from view. This presents the illusion that their tongues are meeting,

How do actors' significant others feel about love scenes in film, TV, and theater? Are they jealous and are there fights about it later?

Just wanted to share the opinion of a working actress who has been in relationships for most of my career.  I am in my twenties and fall into the category of actress that is frequently called upon to play roles that require love

What are the best romantic scenes in movies?

And when everything seems gloomy and nothing better to do. All you need is a big bucket of popcorn and watch the best romantic movies of all times, no matter how much over-rated they are or how many times they give you unrealistic expectations of romance. You

What's the most expensive movie scene ever filmed and why was it so expensive?

Dani answered this question already but to corroborate yes it's the epic fight scene in The Matrix Reloaded where Neo takes on hundreds of Agent Smiths. Its 17-minute length and variety of special effects required cost a reported $40 million dollars, which was 40% of the entire movie budget.