What movie scenes were a happy accident?
September 26, 2012 8:48 AM Subscribe
What famous movie scenes and/or lines were not in the script but happened spontaneously or by accident?
posted by AgentRocket to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for scenes like the famous "I'm Walkin' Here
" moment from Midnight Cowboy, which allegedly happened spontaneously when a taxicab got past a traffic hold and nearly ran over Dustin Hoffman. As the story goes, Hoffman stayed in character and the director liked it so much he kept it in.
Another is supposedly the Pretty Woman scene where Richard Gere gives Julia Roberts a fancy necklace
and snaps the box onto her hand. Her reaction was charming and it became a memorable moment in the movie.
Unless there is something unique about it, I am not as interested in scenes from movies where much of the dialogue was purposefully improvised (e.g. This is Spinal Tap
or Waiting for Guffman
), as spontaneity in those movies is the whole point.
What scenes am I missing?