Cincinnati Babyhead

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Movie Scene : Heaven’s Gate – Roller Skate Dance


We’re inside a huge barn, community hall.  A big crowd of people are clapping in time.  A fiddle player starts to play on the bandstand.  He jumps down onto the floor and continues to play.  The best part is he’s on roller skates.  He circles the barn playing and skating with the crowd urging him on.  He pops back up on the bandstand and the rest of the band joins in for a hoedown.  The crowd hits the floor dancing and skating to the music.

What a great scene!  It came out of left field and caught Babyhead by surprise and he loved it.

Combination of music, dance, film-making and fun.  Michael Cimino cuts a great piece of film.  He uses everything at his disposal to pull it off.  Cinematography, editing, music, performances to capture the moment.  Visually pleasing with a sound track to enhance.

If you’ve ever been to a skating rink or a roller rink you will be reminded of how much fun it could be.  Even if you haven’t you will be caught up in the fun the people are having in the scene.

Slap on some skates and go for a whirl!

2 comments on “Movie Scene : Heaven’s Gate – Roller Skate Dance

  1. 1537
    January 15, 2017

    Confession #1: I’ve never seen heaven’s Gate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2017

      CB liked the film which is against popular thought. Being the opened minded person I think you are and doing your own research you might like the film. This scene is a really good piece of film-making in CB’s opinion.

      Liked by 1 person

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This entry was posted on January 15, 2017 by in 1980 Film, Jeff Bridges, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Cimino, Western and tagged , , .


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