If I were to say “Which 5 rain scenes do you remember from films/tv?” What would spring to mind?
I found these examples to inspire writing/filming:
Immaculately timed editing/Fight Scene
Film “Hero” – the Fight scene between actors Jet Li vs Donnie Yen
2. Romantic sadness – love betrayed
Film “Sense and Sensibility” (directed by Ang Lee, known for his martial arts fight movies, takes on Jane Austen)
Marianne has been romanced by a suitor, Willoughby, who quotes love poetry to her – however, she is poor and he has now got engaged to a wealthy heiress – stricken, Marianne walks to outside his palatial mansion to quote the words of undying love he read to her:
3. Science Fiction Noir
In a film full of visually stunning environment,”Blade Runner” – there is a standout scene near the end – “Tears in the Rain” – the replicant (appears human) delivers an astounding description of what his non-human life has been:
The back story to this scene is almost more dramatic and interesting than the scene itself, as the director, Ridley Scott, recalls – in extremis, there was a rather unexpected writer of the lines:
4. Musical “Singin’ in the Rain”
For pure comedy and lighthearted dancing, this is unforgettable. Parodied excellently by UK comedians Morecambe and Wise (Ernie Wise was a former prizewinning dancer).
The sweeping, uncertain action, the eye seeking the fleeing would be assassin amongst the anonymity of a sea of umbrellas… rain teeming down, overhead shots of interlocking umbrellas make this scene visually stunning and unsettling.
Which film scenes are iconic for you?
I’ve given a list of my oustanding film/TV rain settings. What are yours? Or perhaps you are in the process of scripting or filming them?