This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is for all those times when a regular conversation just doesn't cut it. Sometimes we just need to shout and yell and say stupid things and freak people out to get our points across. We're talking about verbal altercations. There's no shortage of these, so I picked three very powerful fights and one bonus fight that always makes me laugh.
1) The Godfather Part II
Michael and Kay's fight at the end of this film is the final nail in Michael's "family man" coffin so to speak. He can become Vito on the business end, but he can't keep his family together. Pacino looked like he was about to explode during this scene.
2) Take Shelter
"There's a storm coming and none of you are prepared!" This is what Michael Shannon's Curtis chooses to yell at a club full of people after he's had just about enough of everyone assuming he's crazy for thinking a massive storm is coming. This should've been Shannon's Oscar clip, but it went completely unnoticed by the Academy.
3) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This movie is essentially one long fight but as the altercations keep getting worse, the film gets better. The actors are just tremendous in this.
BONUS: Step Brothers
There's a scene where Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) are yelling at each other on opposite ends of a staircase and Brennan calls Richard a "geriatric fuck" and I lose it every time. I don't know why that particular insult is so funny to me but I love it.