I love that oh so subtle scene...

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I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by just-likeKrakow » Jun 6th 2002, 8:51 am

THis has probably been discussed before but i am pretty new to this forum so will bring it up...

There are alot of great subtle scenes through out MSCL. Right now...i only possess the DVD with the first three episodes so that is what i will comment on. There are so many others...let's hear about some of the great subtle scenes.

i really like that scene at the end of Guns and Gossip when Angela is walking up to the school and sees Brian. Instead of talking she just gives him a nod, almost a nod of acceptance and Brian grins...glancing at her a couple of times just to make sure, or something. Then Brian notices Rickie walking up behind him and Rickie gives him a similar nod, making Brian grin even bigger. Seeing this interaction, Angela then smiles. i kinda figured that it made her happy to see her two worlds of friends coming together and getting along. IT's this scene that really changes things for Brian, i think. He has almost proven himself in this episode and it's only after this that he begins to really talk and bond with Rickie...he becomes more a fixture in a social circle. Keep in mind...Brian's still not a major part of it...but it's a beginning.
It's subtle but it's wonderful.

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Re: I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by KrokRos » Jun 6th 2002, 3:58 pm

I think the smiles are about their secret. The secret of what really happened. And that Brian was loyal. It later shows that Rickie and Brian becomes pretty good friends if I remember correctly. I also have the first DVD. Waiting for the box set. :)

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Re: I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by just-likeKrakow » Jun 11th 2002, 8:40 am

Oh...There's got to be other scenes that people really like...out there. isn't there? ;)

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Re: I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by alicia » Jun 11th 2002, 10:36 am

I can't remember what episode this is in, but I love the scene when Jordan and Brian are in the library and Jordan shows Brian how easy it is to get a girls phone number. It was really funny to see Brian and Jordan, two completly different characters getting on so well. It was also interesting to see Angelas reaction to this, when she comes in and finds them laughing together. Maybe I just love this scene 'cos of Jordans cool arrogance, but whatever, i thiink its fab. xx

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Re: I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by K-man » Jun 11th 2002, 12:43 pm

Alicia,
I also love this scene. I made a post concerning it a while back. I love the entire scene beginning with Brian and Sharon in the hallway as Brian tries to convince Sharon to tutor Jordan as he says he doesn't respect Jordan. Then, Kyle walks by and hands Sharon the teddy bear and the conversation falls apart from there. Then we cut to the study hall and Jordan and Brian's exchange is beautiful. I laugh so hard when I re-watch that. Hilarious! By the way I think that was from ep#16 "Resolutions".

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the nods...

Post by Guest » Dec 9th 2002, 5:35 pm

i think....angela's nod was kind of showing that everything was ok and over with. and her smile was her being relieved about everything. because then you cut into the scene inside w/ the gun check things (haha sorry im not good w/ words) and that's why they did it. to show everything being ok...to it all being changed.

the show is so well crafted.

this episode is great though because of simple things...like how it had rained practically throughout the whole episode and on the day that everything is over w/, the rain finally stopped. little things like that are important to include, and mscl did that well.

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Re: the nods...

Post by fnordboy » Dec 9th 2002, 6:52 pm

Anonymous wrote:this episode is great though because of simple things...like how it had rained practically throughout the whole episode and on the day that everything is over w/, the rain finally stopped. little things like that are important to include, and mscl did that well.
Not to totally disagree with you, but sometimes things like that get on my nerves. Its like they feel the need to overkill an idea into your head. Like you aren't "getting it". Of course, IMHO.

Not saying that is completely how i feel about this episode but in general. I never really overly felt that way with MSCL.

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Post by Megs » Dec 9th 2002, 7:00 pm

My favorite subtle scene is in Why Jordan Can't Read, I believe. It is the scene after Jordan drops her off and gives her their "one amazing" kiss. She gets out of the car, and that great music plays (Thanks, Snuffy!) and she does a little happy dance up the front walk, on the front porch, and into the house. Makes me smile so big for Angela. :D
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Post by glitter_punk » Dec 9th 2002, 8:41 pm

I love that scene too Megs... the "one amazing kiss." It just makes me remember when I was a teenager, and you got that kiss from a boy you REALLY liked... it just really touched me, the perfect moment, and I love the dialogue about the snow, lol.
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Re: I love that oh so subtle scene...

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Dec 9th 2002, 9:24 pm

just-likeKrakow wrote:i really like that scene at the end of Guns and Gossip when Angela is walking up to the school and sees Brian. Instead of talking she just gives him a nod, almost a nod of acceptance and Brian grins...glancing at her a couple of times just to make sure, or something. Then Brian notices Rickie walking up behind him and Rickie gives him a similar nod, making Brian grin even bigger. Seeing this interaction, Angela then smiles. i kinda figured that it made her happy to see her two worlds of friends coming together and getting along. IT's this scene that really changes things for Brian, i think. He has almost proven himself in this episode and it's only after this that he begins to really talk and bond with Rickie...he becomes more a fixture in a social circle. Keep in mind...Brian's still not a major part of it...but it's a beginning.
It's subtle but it's wonderful.
I think that they are smiling to acknowledge that they are all in this together - part of the same karass.

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Post by flyingbunneee » Dec 11th 2002, 6:00 pm

i actually love/hate this scene
in guns and gossip, when they're at brians house and angela and jordan are in his car. she's talking and he tries to kiss her and she gets mad about it and later he tries to kiss her again and she does the same thing. i always want to punch her and tell her to kiss him because she likes him so much.

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