Not much to say about this one other than it may rival my Top 5 Rocks in Movies list. Enjoy:
HONORABLE MENTION #1: SHARON STONE’S IN BASIC INSTINCT.
Anyone that knows me knows this would be my #1. My partner for the site, Dylan, thought that would cause this list to lose credibility as it would be a novelty pick. Well, we certainly wouldn’t want Kai’s Top 5 Boxes in Movies to lose credibility as being a list just done for it’s novelty. Now, there isn’t a tool to highlight the sarcasm in that last sentence so I’ll just say it was drenched in it. All that being said, here’s to vaginas in film everywhere with a particular to Sharon Stone’s for being the greatest scene stealer of them all.
HONORABLE MENTION #2: THE IMAGINARY SQUARE IN PULP FICTION.
One of the dozens of small touches that make Pulp Fiction a classic film is this great shot where Mia Wallace tells Vincent Vega to stop being such a “square”. Now, there in lies why it’s only an honorable mention. I don’t feel like having the whole box vs. square debate… as if none of you have ever been to the doctor and had to “check the box that applies”. So, to save the headache, I’ll throw it an honorable mention.
5. THE COFFIN IN BURIED.
There have been hundreds of coffins depicted in film but I have to give a special shot out to the one in Buried for being the entire set of this completely under-appreciated film.
4. “THE BOX” IN COOL HAND LUKE.
“The Box” in Cool Hand Luke (one of the few pre-1970 films I actually admit to knowing and loving) is pretty much the coffin from Buried turned up on it’s side. Another similarity it shares with that box is that solitary confinement has been depicted in hundreds of films as well but “The Box” has always seemed, by far, the least appealing.
3. THE SHIT-BOX IN SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
Quite simply the most famous outhouse in the history of cinema simply for the fact that it has an escape hatch in the bottom of it. One I suggest YOU NEVER USE!!! That is, unless you want to look like that kid (above).
2. THE BOX IN THE BOX.
The Box was a great film premise gone horribly wrong. However, the box itself was bad-ass. My only complaint is, within the film, I think Cameron Diaz should’ve had to say “Big Bucks! No Whammies!” before pressing the button.
1. THE SPECIAL DELIVERY IN SE7EN.
Simultaneously the best and worst example of Brad Pitt’s acting career, this scene is the ultimate box in a movie moment. Never has a box been so terrifying without even showing it’s contents. Leaving you to wonder what Pitt was wondering… What’s in the box???
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