Greatest Scene Ever Trivia Answer
B. A jet engine from a Boeing 707
Greatest Scene Ever Mission Statement
It’s not an accident that certain films inspire us or move us emotionally, and that others fall flat. “What did you think of the movie?” we ask each other as we leave the theater. “It was great.” “It was awful.” “I didn’t get it.” But as film students and faculty, we strive to understand the reasons why. There are certain rules that define film structure and specific reasons why a film either connects to an audience or misses. The best films bend or break the rules, but you must first learn the rules before you break them.
Greatest Scene Ever started as a challenge to AU/SOC film students to think about the “why”, as in why did we like this or that film or certain film scene. In presenting our half hour discussion within the confines of a TV program, we explore various genres or bodies of cinematic work from filmmakers past and present.
Our goals with Greatest Scene Ever are:
- To provide and informative and entertaining half hour of film discussion.
- To challenge the viewer to think about why they do or don’t like certain films.
- To choose topics of discussion and critique that echo the lessons learned in our film classes.
- To provide film and television students an opportunity to work on a professionally-produced half hour program with specific concentrations on directing, camera, floor direction, editing, switcher, audio, scriptwriting, research, set design, lighting, etc.
- To provide an atmosphere of learning about filmmaking that’s fun as well as enriching.
Hopefully, after you watch an episode, you’ll start to think about films in a more enlightened way. You’ll think about your own choices for a Greatest Scene. You’ll agree or disagree with our choices in an informed manner. And while you’re learning and discussing and pondering, you’ll have fun doing it; or we haven’t done our job.
Learn more about the shows
A great site for info on the Master of Suspense.
Film Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock. Jeff Bays. A great selection of articles and information.
An informative article by David Lehman dissecting Hitchcock’s vision of America as portrayed in his films.
A list of the 25 most influential directors of all time: Hitchcock tops the list. See if you agree.
A Vanity Fair article published on the 100th anniversary of Hitchcock’s birth. Good reading.
Film Noir Resources
This article discusses production difficulties and reasons why "12 Angry Men" was not a commercial success when it was released in 1957.
Click here If you are really interested in "12 angry Men" being performed on stage by "12 Angry Women."
In the video here, filmmakers remade Rear Window to show all the action happening at the same time. It's quite a project.
This article discusses the best Hitchcock films as chosen by ten film directors including Stephen Frears and Joe Wright.
Check this site out if you are thinking about getting your own Panic Room.
A list of Christmas films
Finding Christmas in Christmas Movies that Aren't About Christmas
Robert Osborne picks his five favorite holiday films
Must-Watch Classic Holiday Films, from The Examiner website
Article examining “Music in Film: the 10 best Christmas movie soundtracks of all time”
Car Chases Resources
This article describes 33 ways that William Friedkin’s “The French Connection” has or should influence filmmakers.
All three clips from this episode made Time Magazine’s list of the top 15 car chases of all time.
To learn more about the physics involved with filming elaborate car chases, check out this scientific overview of “The French Connection.”
Check out this article for an in-depth look at how Bullitt was filmed.
The idiot’s guide to the Bourne movies.
How dynamic chase scenes are filmed.
Shooting a low budget chase scene.
Popular Mechanic’s top 10 car chases
A crash course in the Hollywood science of car chases
2013 Oscars Resources
Here is some info on the history of the Academy Awards:
Irish Film Resources
*All of these articles need a jstor subscription.
Michael Patrick Gillespie: "The Myth of hidden Ireland: The corrosive effect of place in The Quiet Man."
Michael Patrick Gillespie: "The Direction of Irish Film"
Disaster Film Resources
A list of Disaster-themed films.
A discussion of types of Disaster films and why filmmakers make them.
A list of box office grosses for various Disaster films.