There’s nothing better for relaxing than sitting down, putting your feet up and sticking on a good film. Here at The Windscreen Company, we’ve put together our pick of the top ten scenes from films involving windscreens: our area of expertise.
Spoiler warning: contains spoilers for some of the films mentioned.
Possibly the most gruesome of the bunch, this memorable scene in Carrie sees the school bully Chris being brutally killed by being launched at her own car’s windscreen from within following a faceoff with Carrie.
Another scene simply shot through the windscreen of a vehicle, this one sees the four characters recreating the classic Bohemian Rhapsody amongst themselves; making for quite the racket!
Within the scene, a young woman driving through the night becomes increasingly aware of her own reflection in her vehicle’s glass. The scene films her through the windscreen, and sees her eventually crashing as she fails to notice obstacles in the road, with her isolation and inability to escape making for an even eerier atmosphere at the end of the scene.
During this action-packed scene, the villain is in a high speed chase with a young boy on a motorcycle. We see the villain pushing clean through the windscreen of his giant truck as it is deemed useless following the roof of the vehicle being ripped off by a low bridge.
Shot through the windscreen from outside, we see three characters travelling in their truck. The journey, though unremarkable in many ways, is made eventful by Jim Carrey’s character making an incessantly loud and irritating noise, proclaiming it to be the most annoying sound in the world.
During the credits for this film, we the viewers track the journey of a dragonfly up above a city, before it descends and flies amidst a group of cars. The dragonfly swoops down and, finally, hits a windscreen at force leading it to die on impact.
While transporting Marvin, a witness to a crime they have committed, Jules and Vincent are deep in discussion when Vincent accidentally shoots Marvin in the face when the car jerks unexpectedly. Blood is splattered across the windscreen, as well as the characters, and accompanying the incident is the simple – yet iconic – line from Vincent: “I shot Marvin in the face”.
A take on a traditional windscreen view shot from the movies, in this scene the toys hijack a pizza delivery truck in order to chase and retrieve their friends who are being stolen away in another vehicle, attempting to operate the giant vehicle themselves.
This scene shows a particularly gruesome incident in which the character Sonny is murdered. Whilst sat in his car at a vehicle checkpoint, he comes under heavy fire from a number of gunmen, with the bullets ripping through his vehicle’s glass and shattering it with epic force.
In this memorable scene in the film, the group of characters are trapped, powerless within their vehicle as they watch the escaped T-Rex come right up to the vehicle, swinging its menacing tail up next to the windscreen.
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