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Heads and Shoulders
Topic by: itchy008
Posted: September 20, 2004 - 6:36 PM PDT
Last Reply: September 27, 2004 - 12:14 AM PDT

author topic: Heads and Shoulders
itchy008
post #1  on September 20, 2004 - 6:36 PM PDT  
Another annoying survey of favorite movie moments.

I love scenes where one character puts her head on another's shoulders.

My two favorites:

* from LOST IN TRANSLATION, when Scarlett Johansson puts her head on Bill Murray's shoulder outside the karaoke room;

* from HAPPY TOGETHER, in the taxi cab, after Tony saves Leslie for the umpteenth time.

Can you think of other instances?
Shaky
post #2  on September 20, 2004 - 9:39 PM PDT  
In Jan Svankmajer's Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Hare are playing cards when the Queen comes in and promptly shouts, "Off with their heads!" The White Rabbit immediately moves to carry out her orders, whipping out his scissors and snipping the heads off both bodies. After a moment the bodies begin feeling around on the floor for their heads, but they each find the wrong one. The Hare puts the Hatter's head on his own shoulders, and vice versa, so that the heads don't match the bodies. Then they resume their card game.

It's truly a lovely, touching scene. I can see what you like about that kind of thing.
Cinenaut
post #3  on September 22, 2004 - 9:53 AM PDT  
I've been wracking my brain for these, but I'm coming up blank.

How about Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life? Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight!
hamano
post #4  on September 22, 2004 - 10:20 AM PDT  
> On September 20, 2004 - 6:36 PM PDT itchy008 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I love scenes where one character puts her head on another's shoulders.

Are we talking about the characters facing each other, away from each other, or one character leaning back against another, or does it matter? How about if the characters are lying down with their heads next to each other?
kohnfused1
post #5  on September 22, 2004 - 1:21 PM PDT  
What about in "Freddy vs. Jason" when Jason cuts off Freddy's head and walks off with...that's close, right?

Cinenaut
post #6  on September 22, 2004 - 1:32 PM PDT  
> On September 22, 2004 - 1:21 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
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> What about in "Freddy vs. Jason" when Jason cuts off Freddy's head and walks off with...that's close, right?
> ---------------------------------

That one's a bit shaky.
Shaky
post #7  on September 22, 2004 - 2:22 PM PDT  
Here's another good one. In How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Richard E. Grant develops a boil on his neck that grows a face and starts talking. Eventually it grows into a full head, so that he has an extra head on his shoulder.

It was a very touching movie. I can see why you like that kind of thing.
IronS
post #8  on September 22, 2004 - 9:34 PM PDT  
In Desperately Seeking Susan at one point near the end, Susan (Madonna) puts her head on Jimmy's shoulder in the movie theater (prompting me to do the same to my friend who didn't seem to mind).
Bowwow
post #9  on September 23, 2004 - 3:54 PM PDT  
I like watching movies with little touches of warmth like when one character puts their head onto the shoulders of another character. There is a scene in HAROLD AND MAUDE that just makes me sigh every time I see it. I also like watching people hold hands and just about any kind of non-sexual but meaningful touching.

I also like watching movies where people are giving food to a dog.
SonjaBlue
post #10  on September 23, 2004 - 4:48 PM PDT  
Bowwow wrote:

> I also like watching movies where people are giving food to a dog.<

Then you must have really enjoyed this.

Bowwow
post #11  on September 23, 2004 - 5:02 PM PDT  
> On September 23, 2004 - 4:48 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
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> Bowwow wrote:
>
> > I also like watching movies where people are giving food to a dog.<
>
> Then you must have really enjoyed this.
>
>

> ---------------------------------

As it happens, I did. I was a big SCTV fan back in the day. I sometimes I wish I was a Canadian.

RParson
post #12  on September 24, 2004 - 9:41 AM PDT  
> On September 20, 2004 - 6:36 PM PDT itchy008 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I love scenes where one character puts her head on another's shoulders.

> Can you think of other instances?
> ---------------------------------

How about Ray Milland and Rosey Grier?
Cinenaut
post #13  on September 24, 2004 - 10:17 AM PDT  
**Looks at watch**

**Waits for someone to mention Reanimator**
llibby
post #14  on September 24, 2004 - 10:44 AM PDT  
Re-animator!!!

also in labyrinth those furry guys pass their heads around. and sing. and probably other stuff too..
itchy008
post #15  on September 24, 2004 - 2:26 PM PDT  
Some of the examples have been more...graphic than what I had in mind.

But what the hell.

In EVIL DEAD 2, there is a hand, a detached and animate hand, on a shoulder. Actually, hand and shoulder both belong to the same guy.
RParson
post #16  on September 25, 2004 - 4:45 AM PDT  
> On September 22, 2004 - 9:53 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight!
> ---------------------------------

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Knights Who Say Ni.

Buffalo wings won't you come out tonight
DBrown
post #17  on September 27, 2004 - 12:14 AM PDT  
There are plenty of scenes in Wings of Desire where the apparently ineffectual guardian angels place their sad heads on the shoulders of oblivious, suffering mortals. Unable to save or even console anyone, one of the angels trades in his wings for some pussy.

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