|Reagan Versus Dickinson Versus Cassavetes!
The Killers (Don Siegel, 1964)
A love triangle turns brutal. I just wish Norman Fell would jump in and make it a quadrangle.
First, the Fortieth President of the United States of America hauls off and gives a righteous slap to Angie Dickinson’s unfaithful mug (but who really believes he was the first President to do that?).
|Then Cassavetes returns fire, slugging Ronnie to defend Angie.|
|The results -
|Again, if Norman Fell would just jump into the middle of this, declare his affection for one of these three and slug someone, why then you’d really have a movie.|
Category: Great Punches In Cinema History
The Legend of Frenchie King aka Les Petroleuses (Christian-Jacque, 1971)
Claudia Cardinale lays out Brigitte Bardot. It happens around the 1:20 mark. There’s more punching later in the clip, but the first one is the killer.
Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Jake LaMotta versus concrete wall:
“Why why why why why!”
It’s A Wonderful Life
George Bailey gets socked by Mr. Welch, the schoolteacher’s husband.
“Muh mouth’s bleedin’ Bert! Muh mouth’s bleedin!”
Great Expectations, 1946
Herbert Pocket versus Pip Pirrip, the rematch. Pip by first round knockout.