So, today is Fight Scene Day! Go to Crimson Ink to see everyone who is participating. Because I don't have a fabulous fight scene in my stuff, I'm posting my favorite fight scene through music, movies, and books.
Not all fight scenes are with people, some are just with one person struggling against himself/herself.
The best movie fight scenes, for me, are when the MC refuses to admit defeat. This may mean that he and his adversary die, but at least he never gives up. This scene from Gladiator always comes to my mind when I need to write a fight scene. Skip to 2:38 if you don't want to watch the background stuff.
Finally, the best book fight scene that I've read (the one that maybe, might have had me shouting, "Bring it!") wasn't because of the dramatic physical action, but because of the dialogue and the detail in the actions of the characters. It's pretty well known and some people loved it as much as others hated it. Anyway, it's the final fight between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Like I said, not much actual physical confrontation, but it had me on the edge of my chair and had me shouting at moments (which I will never claim if you ever ask me this to my face).
Fight scenes are great and they come in all different forms each as valuable as the next as long as it fits the story. Happy Fight Scene Day!
P.S. I'm sorry I haven't been around to everyone's blogs lately. I promise to make it up to everyone today. I finally have enough time!! (This makes me more happy that you'll ever know)