Greatest Film Scenes
and Moments

Vanilla Sky (2001)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Vanilla Sky (2001)

In director/co-writer Cameron Crowe's psychological thriller:

  • the scene of wealthy millionaire publisher David Aames (Tom Cruise) running along in an empty Times Square
  • the scenes of David's love-affair with sexy Sofia Serrano (Penélope Cruz reprising her role from the original film), causing jealousy for David's ex-lover, Julianna "Julie" Gianni (Cameron Diaz) - who deliberately crashed her car with him as a passenger in a deadly accident and disfigured his face
  • David's consultations with psychiatrist Dr. Curtis McCabe (Jeff Bridges) about his face disfigurement
  • the concluding scene in which David's life passed before his eyes through a sonic-speed, bizarre pop-culture montage of classic album covers (i.e., Bruce Springsteen's "The River" album), landmark news stories and personal snapshots


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