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Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #1: Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp’s) entrance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

(Now I know what plenty of you might be thinking: 30 moments from such grand cinematic masterpieces as Mean Streets, Singin’ in the Rain, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and To Kill A Mockingbird all narrowing down to - Pirates of the Caribbean? Yes, my dear followers, Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s the movie that made me fall in love with the energy and escapism that a good movie can generate and Johnny Depp’s flawless devotion to Capt. Jack Sparrow (which was at its best in the first film) proved that no matter how ridiculous something might initially sound (a movie based on the POTC ride at Disneyland even though a pirate movie hadn’t been bankable for decades? Who thought this was a smart project o back?), if the filmmakers are committed - and if that perfect creative spark is present - any movie - no matter how preposterous - can capture an audience’s heart and imagination. Capt. Jack is one of my favorite characters and from the moment he swept onto screen in his sinking ship - I was sold.)

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #2: The ending of The Usual Suspects.

(What? You thought I would put a video with this?)

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #3: The “Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone and Mexican standoff at the end of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

"I am Iron Man."

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #4: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) announcing, “I am Iron Man.” at the press conference at the end of Iron Man.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #5: The pie fight in The Great Race. (Tony Curtis’s cleanliness possibly being the best part of it all.)

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #6: The continuously moving camera of Gosford Park.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #7: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” - Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not.

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Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #8: Charlie’s (Harvey Keitel’s) first scene in the church in Mean Streets.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #9: Prince John’s (Richard Lewis’s) moving mole in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, itself a dramatic parody of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as well as reference back to Mel Brooks’ earlier Young Frankenstein.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #10: Gene Kelly performed the title song of Singin’ in the Rain with a 104F temperature.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #11: That contrary to what the promotional material states, there is no between martinis in The Thin Man.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #12: The Knights Who Say NI! in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Favorite Cinematic Moments/Things #13: Eric Idle and the Crucifees “Always look on the bright side of life” at the end of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #14: The scene in The Pink Panther where Capucine has to juggle David Niven, Robert Wagner and Peter Sellers all in her room at the same time.

(I can’t seem to find the scene in it’s entirety anywhere so this is just the beginning but you can click through to the rest of the scene at the end.)

Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #15: Eva Green’s purple dress in Casino Royale. 

(I couldn’t find a picture that really did it justice so this’ll have to do.)