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« on: February 20, 2006, 06:21:39 AM »

we ran a competition on saturday to give away tickets to final destination 3 (don't go) but the distributor suggested the competition title, it was tell us your favourite death scenes,
so i was wondering seeing as we have so many movie fans on the boards, what do you think isthe best death scene in a movie, just through personal choice, i'm not asking for justification.


i'll go first to get it going...
Alan Rickman as hans Gruber in Die Hard:
Falling out the window with the bonds fluttering all around and done to the air of Beethovens Odes to Joy

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 06:59:28 AM »

In 'Once Upon A Time In The West' when the little boy dies. So sad, the music always makes me cry. :'( :'(
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 08:07:43 AM »

In "The Deer Hunter ", in the end, when Michael (Robert de Niro) turns back to Saigon to search Nick (Christopher Walken) ... when he finds him playing "roulette Russe" ... when Nick kills himself ...

The hands of Michael grasping Nick's head, his despair, his cries, all the men present who are shouting ...
To me it's the best scene, even if it makes me cry each time I watch the movie.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 11:35:31 AM »



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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 11:42:47 AM »

Bambi[/font] (1942, DISNEY)
And an off-screen one: Bambi's mother is shot by hunters, and his father has to explain what happened.
See also Old Yeller (1957) and The Yearling (1946).
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006, 12:11:52 PM »

The end of Dracula ( AKA Horror Of Dracula ) when Peter Cushing runs along the table , jumps and pulls down the curtains to reveal the dawn . Christopher Lees Count turns to dust .............. but not for long   ;)
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 12:52:25 PM »

Holden Pike had a good one; Bambi.  :'( :'( I always cried when I saw it. I haven't seen it in years but I'm sure that it would still make me cry..
What an excellent movie.  ::)
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006, 07:49:37 PM »

Interesting idea. A few that come to mind..

Braveheart Mel Gibson (slow and painful) ..and not a very nice death either. ;)
The Omen David Warner (cutting edge stuff) :o
Scanners Head exploding Money shot (gotta hurt) ;D
Bobby Maxwell The Enforcer (Death by LAWS rocket... different) 8)
Steve McQueen Jake Holman in The Sand Pebbles (What the hell happened!) :'(
Chrissie in Jaws (this was no boating Accident!) ..no $#!t >:D

Mafia Don The Exterminator (Death by Industrial meat mincer) Mmmm Supersize me. O0
T-1000 Terminator 2 (If you can't stand the heat...) ::)
Slim Pickens Dr.Strangelove (what a ride!!) ;D

Robert Carradine Coming Home (proving that air entering the body isn't always the healthy option)  :'(
Cisco Dances with Wolves (damn right nasty) and a blubbering factor of 10 :'( :'( :'(
Lee Marvin The Killers (Damn, where did I put my gun?) ???
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006, 08:34:01 PM »

Greta Garbo in Camille ...  :'(
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2006, 04:42:57 AM »

Slim Pickens Dr.Strangelove (what a ride!!) ;D

  Another good Pickens death scene is when he walks up to the lake to die in Pat Garret and Billy the Kid.  Bob Dylan's version of "Knockin' on Heavens Door" is playing in the background.  The shootout leading up to it wasn't that impressive, but the actual "death scene" is one of the best I've ever seen.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2006, 12:53:32 PM »

I think the most memorable for me was Sonny Corleone's death in The Godfather. Of course, being 9 yrs old watching that on a huge screen makes quite an impact too....

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2006, 01:00:31 PM »

I agree with Holden 100 % about the great death scenes in The Godfather films! Also, one that always gives me the chills is the extermely brutal but beautiful(!) death of Beatty and Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. That would be in my opinion the best death scene of all times... Rutger Hauer's last moments in Blade Runner are also something to remember.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2006, 01:12:23 PM »

I'd have to say the saddest death scene for me is another Caan performance, from Brian's Song. Although he doesn't actually expire in the scene, he's close enough to it. Very memorable.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2006, 02:04:15 PM »

Rutger Hauer's Death in Bladerunner (time to die) great call Jaffe, I'd totally forgot about that classic scene.
One of the all time best I would say.

and Agent, funny enough I had Caan's death in Brian's Song on my short list, but left it off because of the reasons you mentioned, I remember seeing this film when I was very young, such a wonderful moving film.
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2006, 02:24:56 PM »

Yes, that makes even us macho guys cry.   :'(  ;)

Did anyone mention Col. Kurtz's death scene in Apocalypse Now? That one's pretty intense.
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2006, 11:16:54 PM »

One of my favorites is from Raiders of the Lost Ark:


nice angel turns nasty

nazi's get a shock

 
getting a bit hot under the collar(and above)

finally belloq loses his head.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2006, 05:27:37 AM »

 ;D Very good tgy
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