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7 Iconic Scenes in Classic Movies

Movies have a way of sticking with us, and one scene can make a film go from good to great. These iconic movie scenes have been quoted by us, in other movies, and written on t-shirts, but they've also spawned tropes of their own. Here are the best and most iconic scenes in classic films, along with the quote that made them famous.

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The original blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe takes center stage in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. A movie based around two friends, who have two husbands, but crave more than just ordinary married life, Marilyn Monroe's character has multiple musical numbers that speak to those feelings. The most famous of those songs is "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," where she wears the signature pink dress and long pink gloves. Who could forget the lines "square cut, or pear-shaped, these rocks don't lose their shape," as the ultimate screw you to men who want to come into your life and waste your time?

Let's Play Poker - Casino Royale
The famous chauvinist James Bond returned in 2006 with Daniel Craig playing a stoic version of the playboy. In Casino Royale, Bond is assigned to take down terrorism funder Le Chiffre in a high stakes game of poker. We felt at the edge of our seats when we watched this scene as well, since he lost multiple games before coming out on top. To better understand this scene, you may want to brush up on your poker and general casino game knowledge at Casumo casino. There are plenty of ways to play poker, including live dealers and Texas Hold 'em.

Death is Better than Bondage - Black Panther
Maybe it isn't a classic in the traditional sense, but Black Panther will likely become a modern classic due to its impact on the industry. With the amount of memorable scenes in this movie, it's hard to pick just one, but the "just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, 'cause they knew death was better than bondage," spoken by Killmonger is chilling. We can all appreciate the struggle it took for American African Americans to get any recognition in Hollywood.

Chestburster Scene - Alien
Good horror bides its time, and good horror knows how to create history and suspense. In Alien, a face-hugger attaches itself to one of the marines on the ship, and the doctor can't take it off using any method. Eventually, it falls off, and the marine appears to be fine. When the crew has dinner, the marine gets a stomach ache, which leads to the chest-burster scene. Iconic and dramatic - no one saw it coming.

Coffee and Pastry - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Older movies had this unique way of telling a story without saying a word, something a lot of modern movies lack. Holly's scene outside of the New York jewelry store while she looks into a Tiffany's window with coffee and a pastry is so memorable - it doesn't need any dialog. You can tell everything about her before she even speaks a word, and this subtlety is common throughout the film.

The Shower Scene - Psycho
Two words: Alfred Hitchcock. This legendary storyteller is the man behind Psycho. This black and white movie had the significant advantage of being able to use chocolate syrup as blood since the viewers could swear it mimicked the thickness and color of the substance. This movie made everyone afraid to have a shower alone in their homes. Psycho had a remake many years later, but it isn't anywhere close to being as good.

Wingardium Leviosa - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Another modern classic, this movie changed a lot of 90's children's childhood when it came out. Every single one of the Harry Potter movies has its own iconic scenes, but Wingardium Leviosa is probably the most quoted of the bunch. This scene is also fantastic at showing off the characters and their personalities, as well as some of the characters that don't get enough screen time. When Hermione tells Ron that he's pronouncing the spell wrong, it's so hilarious that it sticks with you, and remains iconic to this day.

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