Script To Screen (Go Into The Story)

10 Things I Hate About You: Kat's poem.

12 Monkeys: Cole meets Jeffrey in the asylum.

A Few Good Men: The final courtroom showdown between Kaffee and Jessup.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Dave deactivates H.A.L.

48 Hrs.: The 'Black Russian' scene.

(500) Days of Summer: Tom's fantasy "greatest morning of all time" sequence.

A Serious Man: The enigmatic ending.

Abyss, The: Coming back to life.

Adaptation: Robert McKee rips Charlie at a McKee seminar.

Airplane: "Don't call me Shirley."

Alien: Alien kills Dallas in the air tunnels.

Almost Famous: The near plane crash.

Amadeus: Mozart dictates the "Requiem" to Salieri.

American, The: An assassin who thinks he is out of harm's way discovers otherwise.

American Beauty: A plastic bag dances in the wind.

American Psycho: It's 'Hip To Be Square'.

Apartment, The: A revelation via a broken mirror.

Argo: The crew goes on a 'location scout'.

Badlands: Kit and Holly dance to "A Blossom Fell".

Barton Fink: The opening scene establishes Barton's 'ordinary' world.

Basic Instinct: Is she or isn't she a psycho killer?

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America: The guys escape from the trunk of a moving car.

Beetlejuice: Dancing around the dining room table.

Before Midnight: The ending.

Being John Malkovich: The 7 1/2 floor introduction.

Big Lebowski, The: A case of mistaken identity.

Blade Runner: Like "tears in the rain."

Blood Simple: Ray buries Julian.

Cast Away: Wilson is lost.

Charade: Dyle vs. Scobie on a rooftop.

Chinatown: The ending.

Crying Game, The: Jody's escape attempt.

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951): The appearance of Gort.

Dead Poets Society: "O Captain! My Captain!"

Deerhunter, The: God Bless America.

Dog Day Afternoon: "Attica!"

Donnie Darko: Donnie deconstructs "Watership Down".

Double Indemnity: Keyes puts Neff in a sticky spot.

Election: Jim meets up with voter suppression.

Elephant Man, The: Psalms 23.

Erin Brockovich: The "waste of our time" legal meeting.

Fabulous Baker Boys, The: "Makin' Whooppee".

Fargo: Carl and Grimsrud are stopped by a state trooper.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Pizza with Mr. Hands.

Five Easy Pieces: The 'hold the chicken' scene.

Galaxy Quest: The cast meets the fans.

Ghostbusters: The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man scene.

Godfather, The: The horse head scene.

Grosse Pointe Blank: Martin and Grocer meet in a diner.

Halloween: The Final Struggle between Laurie and Michael Myers.

Hanna: Hanna responds to questioning, then begins her escape from custody.

Hannah and Her Sisters: Mickey describes his suicidal encounter with a rifle.

Harold and Maude: Harold has a date.

Heathers: The ending.

High Fidelity: A cold open amidst a couple breaking up.

Insider, The: Bergman finds himself at a crossroads with his cohorts at CBS.

Iron Giant, The: When the Giant becomes "Superman".

It's A Wonderful Life: George asks God to "live again".

Jacob's Ladder: The creepy gurney scene.

Jerry Maguire: Dorothy joins Jerry in leaving the office.

L.A. Confidential: The Christmas beat-down.

Last of the Mohicans, The: Heyward's sacrifice.

Leaving Las Vegas: Sera wants Ben to see a doctor.

Limey, The: "You tell him I'm coming!"

Little Miss Sunshine: Olive finally gets a chance to do her dance number.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior: Deaths, a boomerang, and an ultimatum.

M*A*S*H: The Last Supper.

Magnolia: The frog storm.

Marty: The ending.

Moonstruck: The meaning of life wrapped around "get in my bed."

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Lost cause.

Network: The assassination of Howard Beale.

No Country for Old Men: Chigurh makes an old man flip a coin to decide his fate.

Notting Hill: The last brownie.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?: The Sirens.

Out Of Sight: Foley and Karen in the car trunk.

Panic Room: Mother and daughter enter the 'panic room'.

Pan's Labyrinth: Ofelia meets Faun and moves from the Ordinary World into the Extraordinary World.

Philadelphia: Andrew meets Joe about his case.

Pi: Something about a drill...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Compare endings from early draft and movie.

Planet of the Apes: The famous final scene.

Platoon: A brutal, but memorable scene.

Predator: The Final Struggle.

Princess Bride, The: The "Mawidge, the bwessed awwangement" scene.

Pretty Woman: The final set of scenes to cap off the story's romance.

Psycho: The truth about mother.

Raising Arizona: The distinctive 10-minute opening.

Rebel Without a Cause: The "chicken" scene.

Rocky: Rocky decks Apollo Creed.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, The: Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

Rushmore: The revenge sequence.

Say Anything: The boom box scene.

Schindler's List: The girl in red sequence.

Scream: The opening.

Searchers, The: Ethan returns home to a gruesome discovery.

Se7en: The climatic stand-off at the end.

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Graham tells Ann about the nature of his videotapes.

Shining, The: Wendy discovers what Jack has been writing.

Silverado: Fun establishing action scene.

Talented Mr. Ripley, The: Murder on a boat.

Terminator, The: The arrival of the cyborg from the future.

Thelma & Louise: The ending.

There's Something About Mary: The hair gel scene.

Thin Man, The: It's Christmas morning for Nick and Nora... and an air rifle.

Third Man, The: The final scene where Anna passes Martin "without a glance."

Tootsie: Michale learns no one will hire him.

Toy Story: The opening.

Traffic: An assassination in the desert.

Truman Show, The: Truman talks to 'God'.

Unforgiven: The big shootout.

Up: Carl and Ellie's marriage sequence.

Usual Suspects, The: The last sequence in which all is revealed.

V For Vendetta: V's speech to the world.

Verdict, The: Frank's summary argument before the court.

Vertigo: Scottie's dream.

Wag the Dog: Moss and Breane hatch a 'war'.

Wall-E: Wall-E and Eve 'define' dancing.

Witness: Where young Samuel witnesses a crime.

Wizard of Oz, The: The demise of the Wicked Witch.

Young Frankenstein: Puttin' on the Ritz.

Zombieland: Opening scene.

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