“Hey, have you seen this movie? What did you think about THAT SCENE?!” We have all used that phrase at one point during our discussions of movies with the other person’s eyebrows raising, “Oh yea, THAT SCENE!” You go on to pick that memorable scene apart by listing what you loved or didn’t like, how it made you feel and the impression it left on you.
In this series, we will do just that. We will take a scene from a movie and discuss its impact on us. Some of these scenes may be frightening, weird, iconic, controversial, hilarious, and everything in between. Let us know your impression of the scene and the impact it left on you the first time you watched it down below in the comments. Enjoy!
*Warning: May Contain Spoilers*
Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Scene: Meeting Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Director: Jim Sherman
Characters: Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick), Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien), Magenta (Patricia Quinn), Columbia (Nell Campbell), Various Convention Goers
A criminologist narrates the tale of the newly engaged and innocent couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late November evening, near a town called Denton in 1974. Seeking a telephone, the couple walks to a nearby castle where they discover a group of strange and outlandish people who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. Which brings us quickly to our scene.
This is an annual watch for me during October and I cannot explain how much I love this movie along with how great Tim Curry is. This scene is one of the best introductions of a character in movie history that instantly makes an impact and lets us know exactly what kind of shenanigans there are in store for the viewer. Curry simply struts on camera and takes over with tremendous charisma and confidence. His constant fourth-wall breaking looks into the camera are hilarious. His booming voice and with his incredible delivery instantly makes him you love his character. I mean he is just a sweet transvestite! The song is catchy and have will be stuck in your head along with other songs from the film.
What do you think of Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s introduction? Any plans on watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween season?