All of us remember particular scenes in movies that touched, surprised, made us laugh or made us cry. Here are three of my favorites. What are some of yours?
Notre Dame, starring Charles Laughton as the tragic Quasimodo, has two scenes that I have never forgotten. In the first scene, Quasimodo has been unjustly accused of wrongdoing, lashed to a whipping post and cruelly beaten. Laughton's portrayal of his angry humiliation and anguish is tour de force. When the beating is over and he must stay bound in the hot sun, he begs for water and is only laughed at by the crowd. Then the lovely gypsy girl Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara) steps up to the whipping post and brings him drink. The crowd falls silent, and there is only the sound of haunting music. At first Quasimodo is ashamed and will not look her in the eye. Then, in a moment of absolute trust and gratitude, he turns up his head to accept the water. If you don't have a tear in your eye at that one, check your brain waves for a possible disorder.
If you have something you would like to share that you have never forgotten, tell us in the comment format. It's fun to discuss what memorable scenes other movie-lovers share.