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I've fooled around with writing before, (way past) and always found myself becoming desperately logical when attempting fiction, asking myself "Is that really believable" to a fault. I just can't do it, I don't know when to be fictional and when to be factual like great writers do. Having said that, I have to believe that I would be correct in letting logic ride and not creating a villanous life form whose nemesis was moisture, even in a science fiction film.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:09 pm
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I would say that Shyamalan is a good director who makes bad decisions. That's if you discount "good decision-making" as a quality of a good director.


Yeah, I'm actually a kind-of, sort-of supporter of the man. Poor writer and as a director he does a lot of dumb shit...and he needs to hire someone to direct his actors, but otherwise I find him interesting. Imho Unbreakable is much underrated.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:40 pm
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Guys.....less talk about Shymalan, more talk about DDEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHH!


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How bout Christopher Walken's death in The Deer Hunter

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:05 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Guys.....less talk about Shymalan, more talk about DDEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHH!



LOLOL. "We have such sights to show you..."

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:35 pm
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How bout Christopher Walken's death in The Deer Hunter



Absolutely. Great pick. That one sticks with you I don't care who you are...


Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:37 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
How bout Christopher Walken's death in The Deer Hunter


Along with Fredo's death in The Godfather Part II, Walken's death is likely The Greatest death scene of the past 40 years. No other scenes are as oft-referenced and immediately identifiable; it's no longer required to have actually seen the movie to know what's being refered to. Given the nature of how the reference is used i'd be surprised if some audiences didn't believe it was just a floating reference to nothing in particular, famous because it happens everywhere they look.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:10 pm
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Like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the forum come the greatest death scenes in all of film.

I'm going all-Tarantino for my entry.

Marvin makes his exit from life, Pulp Fiction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-8mD_BhrU

Elle Driver dukes it out with The Bride in Kill Bill (not a death but... come on, it's great): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo8ZM7PyRzU

The Bear Jew enjoys some baseball in Inglourious Basterds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpnLzyC4 ... re=related

Five girls meet their judge: Stuntman Mike in Death Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GETunx85zmU

There are so many others... you have enough to get started.

EDIT: added Death Proof, a complete oversight, thanks to Mr. Rammykin


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Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm
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You forgot the eat tire scene from Deathproof Marky Mark...

Wow...now that I remember, it was also the girl-does-the-hardcore-splits scene...


Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm
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Gary Busey's demise in Drop Zone, you really gotta see tha tone for yourself.


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How quickly time and Mark have forgotten my Great Movies Death Scenes thread. Intriguing, too, since he was the last person to post there.

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1843&hilit=death+scenes

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Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
How quickly time and Mark have forgotten my Great Movies Death Scenes
thread. Intriguing, too, since he was the last person to post there.

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1843&hilit=death+scenes


Sorry about that, sweetness. I usually do a brief search before starting a thread. Please merge the two!

EDIT: Gee golly, 4 pages! Sorry about that, James. I even participated in that thread many times... hmmm. I think I'll blame it on fatigue. Or the Muslims. One of the two.

Patrick? Will you merge? I'd ask JamesKunz but that would be met with mergeless silence.


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Sorry I went to bed!

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Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:11 am
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Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

The "No Man Can Kill Me!" "But I am no Man!" Death of the Witch king was always a favorite scene of mine.


Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:40 pm
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From the recently watched Fargo, Steve Buscemi's death was unexpected. And what happened after his death was more unexpected.


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From the recently watched Fargo, Steve Buscemi's death was unexpected. And what happened after his death was more unexpected.


One thing I always had a problem with:

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Wouldn't his body have gone through that woodchipper like a hot knife through butter? I mean, if the thing is designed to handle hardwood, it would presumably have no problem at all with bone, and yet his leg stubbornly refuses to be chipped


I guess it makes for a nice shot so I can forgive it, but still

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Alexander James wrote:
From the recently watched Fargo, Steve Buscemi's death was unexpected. And what happened after his death was more unexpected.


One thing I always had a problem with:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Wouldn't his body have gone through that woodchipper like a hot knife through butter? I mean, if the thing is designed to handle hardwood, it would presumably have no problem at all with bone, and yet his leg stubbornly refuses to be chipped


I guess it makes for a nice shot so I can forgive it, but still

I guess we'll have to give it a try sometime, in a documentary called "The Physics of the Woodchipper."


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Toshiro Mifune in The Seven Samurai
Toshiro Mifune in Throne of Blood
Ron Glass in Serenity
Denzel Washington in Glory
Madhur Mittal in Slumdog Millionaire
Paul Newman in Road to Perdition
Sam Rockwell in Moon
Jude Law in Gattaca
King Kong in Peter Jackson's King Kong
Ken Wantanabe in The Last Samurai

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firefly wrote:
Toshiro Mifune in The Seven Samurai
Toshiro Mifune in Throne of Blood
Ron Glass in Serenity
Denzel Washington in Glory
Madhur Mittal in Slumdog Millionaire
Paul Newman in Road to Perdition
Sam Rockwell in Moon
Jude Law in Gattaca
King Kong in Peter Jackson's King Kong
Ken Wantanabe in The Last Samurai


You like your deaths uber-dramatic

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JamesKunz wrote:
firefly wrote:
Toshiro Mifune in The Seven Samurai
Toshiro Mifune in Throne of Blood
Ron Glass in Serenity
Denzel Washington in Glory
Madhur Mittal in Slumdog Millionaire
Paul Newman in Road to Perdition
Sam Rockwell in Moon
Jude Law in Gattaca
King Kong in Peter Jackson's King Kong
Ken Wantanabe in The Last Samurai


You like your deaths uber-dramatic


Yes :P

I mean I could go the polar opposite direction and say Alan Tudyk in Serenity but :(

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