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Best Shootout Scenes
« on: December 18, 2010, 07:59:23 AM »
Piggybacking on Tad's thread about Chase Scenes. Post the best shootout scenes here and talk about what makes them so great. Or, you know, just embed the YouTube link.

I'll start with an obvious one. My favorite moment of this scene, of course, is when Leon takes the SWAT member hostage and then shoots a water pipe so that the rest of the SWAT team believes that he shot the the guy. Classic dick there.

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 09:17:14 AM »
Can't find a youtube link, unfortunately, but here is the shootout scene from The Magnificent Seven (one of the best westerns of all time).


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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 12:11:59 PM »
How about the The Wild Bunch?  I don't know if it was the best, I will have to do some pondering on that, but it is probably the most important.  It introduced gratuitous blood and violence to the public.  Blaze of Glory baby!!!

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 12:28:46 PM »
How about a chase scene and a shootout scene? HEAT's downtown shootout scene. I know Patrick put it in the chase thread, but it deserves repeating.

It has so much stuff. Head shoot, cars just stop if you shot the driver, hostages, big ass guns (compared to pistols anyway), and tactical advancing.
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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 01:14:45 PM »
Heat is one of my favorite movies and has been since it came out.
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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 04:35:50 PM »
Heat is one of my favorite movies and has been since it came out.

It's like it was made from a RPG in so many places. That entire gunfight chase feels like the kind of shit PCs would do.
"There's a whole wall of police. Do you surrender?"
"Hell no! I get a cover bonus from the cars, I make called shots to avoid armor..."

"The guys has a young boy as a hostage."
"I shot."
"What?"
"Oh, your right. Called shot to head! Now I shot."

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 04:54:47 PM »
Heat is one of my favorite movies and has been since it came out.

It's like it was made from a RPG in so many places. That entire gunfight chase feels like the kind of shit PCs would do.
"There's a whole wall of police. Do you surrender?"
"Hell no! I get a cover bonus from the cars, I make called shots to avoid armor..."

"The guys has a young boy as a hostage."
"I shot."
"What?"
"Oh, your right. Called shot to head! Now I shot."
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I can see another thread spawning out of this "Best RPG scenes".  I think the one I would like to run would be the Selma Hayek scene in from Dusk to Dawn.  I am pretty sure all my players would just stab her when they hear " a hot stripper chick just hopped on your table".  Bunch of PCs!  First time I saw the movie, I didn't actually know what it was about. So the "twist" was a total shock.  It is just a matter of getting them comfortable in the situation so they do not expect a trap I guess.  I probably need to do more scenes where nothing actually happens, so they won't be so paranoid. 

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 09:55:38 PM »
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I mean really the whole movie has great shootouts. But the teahouse is the one everybody knows.

Stumbled on this other link- should be to a playlist, but the one scene I wanted to highlight was the boat fight from Taken. It is cinematicgrit or something.
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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 11:02:30 PM »
I thought this was one of the best.

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 11:17:42 PM »
I wouldn't say best, but this is certainly the most ridiculous shootout even by Hollywood standards.

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2010, 11:28:08 AM »
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My favorite.  Provides high stakes action without forgetting the fact that a gunfight is an act of supreme stupidity.

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 11:42:20 AM »
Well...my personal favorite is the street fight from HEAT but I thought I'd show you a video that details the utmost realism in all forms of shootouts.

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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 11:49:41 AM »
I saw a really interesting paper on Equilibrium at a conference two months ago that made me want to watch the film again and write an essay on it. I might write a short version and post it on the forums.
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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
Shit...I'm gonna have to see if there's any Equilibrium web fiction.
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Re: Best Shootout Scenes
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 04:59:57 AM »
I did really enjoy Equilibrium despite it's ridiculousness.

Although these scenes aren't quite as action packed as some other shootouts I really enjoyed them.

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