May 12, 2009

Scenes I Love

The first three minutes of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Jason Statham's street corner hustle, well practiced, which even includes an inside man to step up and say "That's a bargain. I'll take one." Just a great line of patter. "Handmade in Italy, hand-stolen in Stepney." Then the cops show up and they run away like the road-runner in a cartoon. Then the suitcase comes open in a beautiful slo-mo burst of hot merchandise. It's at this point I'm ready for wherever this movies going to take me.

Here's the whole thing, but really, it just takes those first three minutes:

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