Continuing the countdown of my greatest movie scenes of all time.
Some in this list will be personal favourites, and because of that some will be arguable. However, some in this list are iconic moments of cinema. The Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter is one of those that should make its way onto any list. Pushed to the brink Walken and De Niro embody so many states of mind in just a few minutes, from relief, to desperation, to anger and fear over and over without a choice. Fortunately, they go all or nothing in order to have a chance at both surviving, and in that scene they get lucky.
Just a mere two minutes rewatching that and my breath rate’s increased and my hearts pounding. It makes for absolutely gripping cinema.