30 Famous Movie Scenes You Didn’t Know Were Improvised :

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Meanwhile: What is improvisation?

Improvisation is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one's immediate environment and inner feelings. This can result in the invention of new thought patterns, new practices, new structures or symbols, and/or new ways to act. This invention cycle occurs most effectively when the practitioner has a thorough intuitive and technical understanding of the necessary skills and concerns within the improvised domain. Improvisation can be thought of as an "on the spot" or "off the cuff" spontaneous activity.

The skills of improvisation can apply to many different abilities or forms of communication and expression across all artistic, scientific, physical, cognitive, academic, and non-academic disciplines. For example, improvisation can make a significant contribution in music, dance, cooking, presenting a speech, sales, personal or romantic relationships, sports, flower arranging, martial arts, psychotherapy, and much more. Techniques of improvisation are widely trained in the entertainment arts; for example, music, theatre and dance. To "extemporize" or "ad lib" is basically the same as improvising. Colloquial terms such as "let's play it by the ear," "take it as it comes," and "make it up as we go along" are all used to describe "improvisation."

The simple act of speaking requires a good deal of improvisation because the mind is addressing its own thought and creating its unrehearsed delivery in words, sounds and gestures, forming unpredictable statements that feed back into the thought process (the performer as listener), creating an enriched process that is not unlike instantaneous composition [with a given set or repertoire of elements].

30 Famous Movie Scenes You Didn’t Know Were Improvised :

(order is at random)

1. Game Over, Man! (Aliens)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY

2. Woody Allen's Sneeze (Annie Hall)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHTcjZzSlAM

3.Han's Goodbye (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJWr7nAt8ik

4.You know how I know your gay? (40 Year Old Virgin)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c3iB-4bO50

5.You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat (Shark)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gciFoEbOA8

6.I'm Walkin' Here! (Midnight Cowboy)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zltmOZiNez8

7.I'll Have What She's Having (When Harry met Sally)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nNhOH4Y0bI

8.Mein Führer! I Can Walk! (Dr. Strangelove)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiwKb-x7wXQ

9.Classical music in the 2001 Space odissey. The music was chosen temporally to be latter replaced by another soundtrack, but it stayed.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3oHmVhviO8

10.My Wife Farts In Her Sleep (Good Will Hunting)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tXYn2siblA

11.The Most Annoying Sound in the World (Dumb And Dumber)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cVlTeIATBs

12.Take you home and... (Shark Attack 3)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8

13.Joker blows up the hospital (Batman: Dark Knight) Ledge didn`t know if the explotion had to stop, so he started pushing the button as a crazy man.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xihur2xg_hw

14.Hand me the keys (Usual suspects)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30wtREXoVjo

15.It's In The Hole! (Caddyshack)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t52WC7Gwt0

16.Musn't Be Afraid To Dream A Little Bigger (Inception)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RGbrEmVrhc

17.A drunk man throws a can to Malkovich`s head (Being John Malkovich)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-lSUz0Hn10

18.Come Out And Play (The Warriors)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrbx0YdFZY

19.Why male models? (Zoolander) Ben Stiller forgot what he had to said and repeated his previous line.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkuCPYf16xI

20.Leave The Gun, Take The Canoli (The Godfather I)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHzh0PvMWTI

Personal top 10:
(not in order)

21.Tears in the rain (Blade Runner)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kPocPwXzdM

22.Matt Damon`s Story (Saving private Ryan)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q171UBuJwGI

23.Funny How? (Godfellas)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3sjneEsI3M

24.During all the filmation which toke place in Egypt, improvisations were a constant due to several difficulties.The most memorable was definetly this. (Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNm7yfkrNgQ

25.Hannibal's Hiss (The Silence Of The Lambs)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tHgnUzjko

26.You Talkin' To Me? (Taxi driver).

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4You6VZCrI

27.Here's Looking At You, Kid (Casablanca). Originally it was a joke between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman for something he had said while teaching her to play poker.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkN2OB8svNQ

28.Alex's Song & Dance(A Clockwork Orange). Kubrick was so delight with the song that he obtained the copyright for it as soon as the filmation was over.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faML0QvVb2A

29.Here's Johnny! (The Shining) It doesn`t even have sense (the character`s name was Jack). Nevertheless the result was awsome.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7JB68sLGY8

30.Most Of The Dialogue By R. Lee Ermey (Full metal jacket). Lee Ermey was a sargent in real life. He had participated in the casting and, after being rejected, he answered with a 15 min video insulting their soldiers while hitting them with tennis balls. He was immediatly gieven the part. In this part he improvises most of what he says:

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Nf1MK7lts

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