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Thu May 21, 2020, 01:55 PM

which scenes in movies or movies make you cry?

for me
1: lord of the rings " you shall bow to no one
2: the chitty chitty bang bang transformation and unveiling scene ,
the scene starts at 3:27 into the vid. genii means magical being in latin.

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Reply which scenes in movies or movies make you cry? (Original post)
AllaN01Bear May 2020 OP
Skittles May 2020 #1
FoxNewsSucks May 2020 #7
yellowdogintexas May 2020 #13
GeorgeGist May 2020 #10
demgrrrll May 2020 #2
Mike 03 May 2020 #3
demmiblue May 2020 #4
nocoincidences May 2020 #5
ProudMNDemocrat May 2020 #6
woodsprite May 2020 #8
quickesst May 2020 #9
yellowdogintexas May 2020 #11
quickesst May 2020 #14
mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 #32
quickesst May 2020 #34
Behind the Aegis May 2020 #12
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #15
Ron Obvious May 2020 #16
Glorfindel May 2020 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #18
3catwoman3 May 2020 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #28
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #19
backtoblue May 2020 #31
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #20
betsuni May 2020 #22
Paladin May 2020 #23
TreadSoftly May 2020 #24
NurseJackie May 2020 #25
Niagara May 2020 #26
TreadSoftly May 2020 #27
skypilot May 2020 #29
backtoblue May 2020 #30
mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 #33

Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:57 PM

1. the end of My Dog Skip


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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:31 PM

7. That does it for me

pretty much any time a dog is heartbroken like that

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #7)

Thu May 21, 2020, 04:35 PM

13. Oh yes.

I have not had a good cry in a long time. I am not a natural weeper like my sister so I tend to bottle stuff up. Once I do start to cry it brings up stuff I have been sitting on.

However I still will avoid sad pet movies.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:52 PM

10. That did it for me.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:02 PM

2. The last scene in The Accidental Tourist.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:03 PM

3. The very end of Silent Running

when the surviving droid is all that is left to take care of the last forest from earth (now in space).


And this scene from Barry Lyndon and the sequence that follows, with Lady Lyndon coming apart.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:05 PM

4. The first movie I remember crying over:

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:08 PM

5. Elvira Madigan

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:19 PM

6. Return of The King.....The Harbor scene....

When Frodo informs Sam, Merry, and Pippin that the Shire was saved, but not for him.

The rest of the Hobbits watch the boat sail off into the horizon to the Grey Havens. Still gets me every time.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:34 PM

8. Steel Magnolias - Didn't see it when it was in the theaters

Didn't really know much about it other than Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, and Shirley McClain were in it. I love all of them. Unfortunately, it came on TV the night after my father passed away. Even my husband teared up.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 02:41 PM

9. The one that got me....

.... for many years after seeing it was the death scene in Old Yeller. Who am I kidding, it's still hard to watch.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #9)

Thu May 21, 2020, 03:59 PM

11. I saw that when it first came out at the ripe old age of 9

It traumatized me so much that I refuse to watch any film with an animal in it unless I am sure the animal does not die

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #11)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:17 PM

14. I know how you feel...

It took me awhile to get over it too.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #9)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:29 AM

32. Tommy Kirk. Things were going his way until....

Leaving Disney

Kirk said he knew he was gay from an early age:

I consider my teenage years as being desperately unhappy. I knew I was gay, but I had no outlet for my feelings. It was very hard to meet people and, at that time, there was no place to go to socialize. It wasn't until the early '60s that I began to hear of places where gays congregated. The lifestyle was not recognized and I was very, very lonely. Oh, I had some brief, very passionate encounters and as a teenager I had some affairs, but they were always stolen, back alley kind of things. They were desperate and miserable. When I was about 17 or 18 years old, I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to change. I didn't know what the consequences would be, but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career and maybe my whole acting career. It was all going to come to an end.

While filming The Misadventures of Merlin Jones in 1963, Kirk started seeing a 15-year-old boy he had met at a local swimming pool in Burbank. The boy's mother discovered the affair and informed Disney, who elected not to renew Kirk's contract. Kirk was 21 years old. Walt Disney himself fired Kirk after receiving a complaint from the boy's mother. Kirk describes the situation himself: "Even more than MGM, Disney was the most conservative studio in town.... The studio executives were beginning to suspect my homosexuality. Certain people were growing less and less friendly. In 1963, Disney let me go. But Walt asked me to return for the final Merlin Jones movie, The Monkey's Uncle, because the Jones films had been moneymakers for the studio."

AIP

The news of Kirk's termination from Disney Studios and of his homosexuality was not made public, and Kirk soon found work for himself at American International Pictures (AIP) who were looking for a leading man to co-star with Funicello in a musical they were preparing, The Maid and the Martian; Kirk was cast as a Martian who arrives on Earth and falls in with a bunch of partying teenagers. The movie was later retitled Pajama Party (1964) and was a box office hit, so AIP signed him to star in a follow-up, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

In the meantime The Misadventures of Merlin Jones had become an unexpected smash hit, earning $4 million in rentals in North America and Disney invited him back to make a sequel, The Monkey's Uncle (1965).

He was also cast in a John Wayne film, The Sons of Katie Elder, as well as a beach party movie Beach Ball.

Drug arrest

On Christmas Eve 1964, Kirk was arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana at a house in Hollywood. The district attorney's office subsequently refused to file a complaint against him on the marijuana charge. The city attorney's office, however, filed an illegal drugs charge because officers found a vial of barbiturates in his car. This charge was dismissed by a judge in early January when Kirk's attorney established that the barbiturates had been prescribed by a physician. However, the damage to Kirk's career had been done. He was replaced on How to Stuff a Wild Bikini by Dwayne Hickman, on The Sons of Katie Elder by Michael Anderson, Jr., and on Beach Ball by Edd Byrnes.

The Cinema of Tommy Kirk

Posted by: Stephen Vagg | in Feature Articles, Slider | September 9, 2019

From 1959 to 1965, Tommy Kirk films appeared in the annual list of the top twenty most popular films in North America every year. It was an astonishing run of commercial successes – The Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), The Absent Minded Professor (1961), Bon Voyage (1962), Son of Flubber (1963), The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) and The Monkey’s Uncle (1965). In particular, it was Kirk’s appeal that propelled the last two films, originally shot for television, to stunning grosses. Yet within a few years he was washed up, basically forgotten. His story remains one of the least known falls from graces in Hollywood history.



{snip}

Then something happened.

Kirk was gay. He had an affair with a teenager he met at the local pool; the boy’s mother complained to Disney, who fired Kirk. Money counted, but the brand name of Disney counted more.

Still, the news did not make the press and Kirk was snapped up by American International Pictures, who focused on films for the teen audience. They gave him the lead in the fourth Beach Party movie, Pajama Party (1964), reuniting him with Funicello. It’s a colourful, lively musical, directed by Don Weis like a comic book, in which Kirk plays a Martian who comes to earth; Kirk even sings a duet with Funicello. One of the best of the Beach Party series, it was a box office success and proved the movies did not need Frankie Avalon.

AIP signed Kirk for a follow up with Funicello, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), and Gene Corman wanted him for another teen movie, Beach Ball (1965). Most notably, Disney called him back to make a Merlin Jones sequel, The Monkey’s Uncle (1965). Following that he was going to co-star with John Wayne and Dean Martin in a Western, The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) – a film that would give him exposure to a new kind of mass audience; it would also be the first feature he would make for a major Hollywood studio outside Disney (Paramount). Kirk, it seemed, had dodged a bullet.

Then something happened again.

On Christmas Eve, 1964 Kirk was arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana at a house in Hollywood… and this did make the newspapers. The district attorney’s office subsequently refused to file a complaint against him on the marijuana charge but the city attorney’s office filed an illegal drugs charge because police officers found a vial of barbiturates in Kirk’s car. This charge was dismissed by a judge in early January, 1965 when Kirk’s attorney established that the barbiturates had been prescribed by a physician.

A drug arrest scandal was survivable in Hollywood, even back then, especially if it suited your image – Robert Mitchum’s imprisonment for marijuana possession in 1948 arguably helped his career. But it was trickier if you were meant to be the all-American boy. Kirk was replaced on Wild Bikini by Dwayne Hickman, on Beach Ball by Edd Byrnes and on Katie Elder by Michael Anderson Jnr.

When the noise died down, Kirk found he could still get work, especially since The Monkey’s Uncle (1965), released after the drug bust, proved to be another hit. AIP brought him back into the fold for The Weird World of Dr Goldfoot (1965) and TV and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), with Walley and Weis. Bert I. Gordon gave him the lead in Village of the Giants (1965) alongside Beau Bridges, and he got leads in movies that tail ended the beach party cycle, like Catalina Caper (1967) and It’s a Bikini World (1967) with Walley.

{snip}

For some reason, I have Swiss Family Robinson on videotape. I stared to watch it about two months ago. I never did finish viewing it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #32)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:36 AM

34. thanks....

....for the biography lesson. I never knew that about Tommy Kirk. All I can remember is that when I was young I watched and enjoyed all of his movies. I suppose being young and incurious, I just assumed everything went well for him throughout his life.
This makes me want to explore the lives of other actors and actresses that I enjoyed when I was young. Thanks again

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 04:05 PM

12. "The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas" ending scene.

As it was happening, I was asking my husband, "Is this an American movie or British?!" I was so engrossed, I couldn't remember. When he replied it was British, I went and got tissues.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:42 PM

15. update to my list ,, this

dr zhivago dies .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:52 PM

16. The ending of Watership Down

I watched it in the cinema when it came out and had the hardest time to keep a passive countenance while my eyes were watering like mad, but I was damned if I was going to let anyone see me like that. I think I got away with it....

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:14 PM

17. Ending scene: "Star Wars IV: A New Hope"

Gets me every time

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:18 PM

18. Any movie where an animal dies. I won't see movies where that happens.

It just kills me.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #18)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:37 AM

21. Me, too.

Sad animal stories get to me more than sad human stories. I cry at the ASPCA spot done to Sarah McLachlan singing In the Arms of An Angel.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #21)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:16 PM

28. That ad is a real tear-jerker. I can't watch it!

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:26 PM

19. It takes a lot to make me cry, but...

... I cried repeatedly while watching "Room" recently.

I remembered it had good reviews, and saw it available to "rent" (online) from my local library via the Kanopy app.

Relieved that I saw it in the privacy of my home rather than a movie theater! Lol!

I don't want to spoil it, but the parts that made me cry was the heroism of the little boy as he ventured into the world that he'd never experienced. That's usually what gets me... scenes of people overcoming great odds against them.

Edit: Clip from the movie (which is a bit of a spoiler):

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #19)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:46 AM

31. Read the book, but haven't watched the movie yet

It was a good book. Disturbing and so very heartwrenching.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:18 AM

20. From that movie trilogy...

... this scene was probably the most emotional to me (which still didn't make me cry):


It's heroic deeds that affect me more than actual tragedy.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:24 AM

22. Yesterday I watched the 1949 version of "Little Women" and blubbered pretty much

through the whole thing. I must've been in a mood.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:31 AM

23. "The King's Speech"

Particularly the conclusion, where, after the delivery of the speech, the therapist refers to King George as "Your Majesty," rather than "Bertie."

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:06 PM

24. Quiet Place, Inception, and (not a commercial product) the Baby India clips

Quiet Place -- you guessed it ... kids under truck looking at dad...

Inception...when he opens the safe

Baby India from June 2019.. remember the baby found wrapped in plastic by a family hearing cries? The look on the face when she looks at the cop just gets me every time.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:17 PM

25. The Color Purple (1985) - The Reunion of Celie and Nettie

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:26 PM

26. Forrest Gump- Jenny contemplating suicide

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:19 PM

27. Sixth Sense...

kid talking to his mom in the car during the traffic jam

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:46 PM

29. The scene in Children of Men...

...when all the soldiers and rebels stop shooting at each other and stare in awe when they see the first baby to be born after almost 20 years of an infertility pandemic.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:42 AM

30. American History X

The last 20 minutes of the movie was gut-wrenching.

The Green Mile, multiple scenes.

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas, multiple scenes and ending.

The Stoning of Soriah M. (I watched in horror and was left in tears)


Thelma and Louise driving off a cliff.

Harry Potter series. When Cedric died, Dobbie died, Sirius died, Fred died (i think it was fred)

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:40 AM

33. The ending of "Places in the Heart"

You have to see the movie for this to make sense. It's a wonderful movie.

Places in the Heart



Places in the Heart (1984) - Last Scene
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The story ends, as it began, with community and in the midst of prayer. In a highly symbolic and imaginary scene, communion is passed among the assembled congregants at the church, hand to hand and mouth to mouth, between both the living and the deceased. The last line of the film is spoken by Wylie to Royce Spalding, "Peace of God”. The film closes with all the characters gathered together in church singing in unison.

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