10 scenes that changed the history of cinema

There are hundreds of mythical scenes from the history of cinema. Scenes that fell in love with generations, which meant a change in the mentality of its viewers … The cinema is an intrinsic part of our sentimental biography and the films of our life are at the level of any other memory. Our first Star Wars movie, our first kiss, a Disney song, our first day of school, the beginning of Apocalypse Now, our first college party and so on.

In this report, we have collected some, a total of 10, scenes that in some way changed the history of cinema.

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The Elipsis of ‘2001: AN ODYSSEY IN SPACE’

Why the history of cinema has changed: Ellipsis is a tool used in cinema to avoid telling the spectator things that do not matter. In this 2001 scene Kubrick performs the most beastly and elegant ellipsis at the same time in the history of cinema. Get two things, eliminate all the period known by man from its creation to the space race and also does it by joining two elements that are part of the same concept: the bone and the spaceship as tools of man in his chain of learning. Kubrick gave a new form to the cinematographic language.

Any scene of ‘BLANCANIEVES’

Why I change the history of cinema: In this list, we are going to find scenes that are here only because they are the first ones. But that does not stop taking the merit of the matter. We are facing the first cartoon movie. There were more than 700 artists who drew it and the result was two million sketches of which 250 thousand images were left. The cinema gave birth to new art.

The shower scene of ‘PSYCHOSIS’

Why the history of cinema changed: For the montage. The scene was shot in seven days. There are 71 camera angles. The viewer sees 50 different plans, mostly detail plans. And the final result is 3 minutes where the viewer feels true intrigue, true psychosis.

The Normandy landings in ‘SAVE THE RYAN SOLDIER’

Why the history of cinema changed: Until you found the war cinema was composed of scenes in which friendship, friendship, criticized violence or death. Everything was a matter of putting blood, shrapnel, fallen bodies … And Spielberg seems to do the same but not, the director, as on one occasion wrote Oti R. Marchante makes an X-ray of fear and makes the Normandy landings something current. In a sense of the present as if it had not yet ended. Spielberg reinvented the war cinema.

The slow motion scene of ‘MATRIX’

Why the history of cinema changed: Matrix changed the genre in 1999. In its action scenes and in its choreographies of martial arts I challenge natural laws. It is true that the Wachowski sisters did not invent anything since the oriental cinema knew these tricks for quite some time. But here is not who invents it but who gets success. After the Matrix science fiction copied the light of the film, the costumes of the characters and of course the slow motion of their action scenes.

The staircase of ‘EL ACORAZADO POTEMKIN’


Why the history of cinema changed: The Odessa staircase is one of the highlights of not only Sergué Eisenstein’s film but also the history of cinema. Moreover, it is said that this recreation of the 1905 mutiny was one of the first steps towards the Russian Revolution. The scene full of contrasts between close-ups, general shots and detail shots transmits pain so painfully and with such a millimeter precision that since then it is a great example of how to film suffering in cinema.

The scene of the crossing of legs in BASIC INSTINCT


Why the history of cinema changed: Although it is true that The Last Tango in Paris had already established a chair in the erotic genre, we can not value it equally because in the Bertolucci film there is a real violation and that is inconceivable, repugnant and it’s gross. Basic instinct is something else, a kind of Don Quixote of the thriller with a high voltage of eroticism. The film and sex, and their union changed radically after this success of the Dutchman Paul Verhoeven in which if you have to highlight a scene that must be the cross leg of Sharon Stone. Basic instinct lived the golden age of the video clip and without having to make a study it is quite clear that it is the most leisurely still of the history of cinema.

The scene of the staircase of ‘VERTIGO’

Why the history of cinema changed: Nothing so simple, in appearance, like zooming in while at the same time doing an upside down traverse to revolutionize the film industry at the technical level. With this trick, Hitchcock made us feel the vertigo of James Stewart and even cause us some dizziness. After him many people used it but all with much less sense.

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