June 7, 2016 at 8:36 am #1201848149
A tad morbid perhaps, but what are some of your favorite death scenes/movie deaths?
Personally, I wont be forgetting Steven Buscemi’s demise in Fargo.
Going out in a blaze of glory, for Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, although there is some intriguing stories in this aftermath.
There’s Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense. Could be the longest death scene in film. And Nicole’s experience in The Others, is there with him.
Poor Sean Bean in TLofTR’s. The guy dies so often in films….
Buck Henry’s death in The Man Who Fell to Earth is unforgettable, right there with Martin Sheen’s in The Departed.
Alien! Enough said.
And some of the worst?
Marion Cotillards’ in The Dark Knight Rises. Hilarious.
What are some of your own favorites?June 7, 2016 at 8:48 am #1201848151
Marion Cotillard, although one of the greatest actresses ever, her death scene in Dark Knight Rises was horrible. I blame the director for that.June 7, 2016 at 8:56 am #1201848157
Some memorable ones…
Nancy Allen in Blow Out
Joe Pesci in Casino and Goodfellas
Angie Dickinson in Dressed to Kill
Vincent Price in Edward Scissorhands
Betsy Palmer in Friday the 13th
Michael’s sister in Halloween
Robert Shaw in Jaws
The nanny in Jurassic World
Kathy Bates in Misery
Shelley Winters in The Poseidon Adventure
Janet Leigh in Psycho
James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption
Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1962) – Walking on the Wild SideJune 7, 2016 at 9:35 am #1201848179
Of course Geena Davis and Susan in Thelma and Louise.June 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm #1201848237
Jennifer Jones in “The Towering Inferno”
Gene Hackman/Shelley Winters/Stella Stevens in “The Poseidon Adventure”
Debra Winger in “Terms of Endearment”June 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm #1201848298
The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz How many children are haunted by the cry of ‘I’m melting’?
Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes Nothing is quite as unsettling as Regina (Bette Davis) stone faced as her dying husband pleads for his medicine.
Arab swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark Is there a funnier death scene than Indy pulling his pistol and shooting the larger than life villain skillfully waving a machete?June 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm #1201848319
Oooo, Willem Dafoe and his brain-busting exit in Wild at Heart.
William Petersen in To Live and Die in L.A. Despite the title, I wasn’t expecting that….similar in vein to Leo’s demise in The Departed.
Gene Hackman’s hammy sacrifice in The Poseidon Adventure, although I love the guy’s work. Same for poor Jack Dawson in Titanic, but unexpected.
Father Karras’es sacrifice in The Exorcist.
Rutger Hauer’s “android” death in Blade Runner.
The bodily explosions in Scanners. That Cronenberg, is quite a guy.
A bad one?
The guy who ‘fell’ into an empty elevator shaft in one of Rene Zellweger’s films…cant blame myself for forgetting the name of that forgettable film.June 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm #1201848344
The worst – Sofia Coppola in “The Godfather Part III”June 8, 2016 at 8:26 am #1201848447
It’s funny that the first thing I thought of when I read the title was Cotillard in Dark Knight Rises, but everyone beat me to it. As for some of the best, Yoda and Emperor Palpatine in the original Star Wars trilogy are fairly memorable, Bambi’s mother and the wife in Up are sad animated deaths, and half of the deaths in Monty Python are hilarious.June 8, 2016 at 8:57 am #1201848463
Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises
Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men
William Shatner in Star Trek: GenerationsJune 8, 2016 at 9:01 am #1201848468
It’s funny that the first thing I thought of when I read the title was Cotillard in Dark Knight Rises, but everyone beat me to it. As for some of the best, Yoda and Emperor Palpatine in the original Star Wars trilogy are fairly memorable, Bambi’s mother and the wife in Up are sad animated deaths, and half of the deaths in Monty Python are hilarious.
Glad you mentioned these. I cried like a baby for both.June 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm #1201848628
Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino
Bill Murray in ZombielandJune 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm #1201848629
That Bill Murray mention is terrific!
Edward G Robinson, Soylent Green. Will never forget it.
Hammy demise: Sean Connery, The Untouchables.June 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm #1201848647
Romeo and Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. One little change made it so much more devastating to watch. I know some people don’t like the change but I was wrecked by it so whatever.June 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm #1201850565
Rutger Hauer – Blade Runner
Casey Affleck – Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Jame Whitmore – The Shawshank Redemption
Vincent D’Onofrio – Full Metal Jacket
Michael Clark Duncan – The Green Mile
Chiaki Kuriyama (Gogo) – Kill Bill Vol. 1
John Hurt – The Elephant Man
Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Sand and Fog
Susanne Wuest – Goodnight Mommy (too brutal to re-watch)
Jake Gyllenhaal – Donnie Darko (the death sequence at the end of the film really pissed me off)
Paul Dano – There Will Be Blood (absolutely hated that scene)
Emile Hirsch – Into the Wild
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