Thursday, October 01, 2009

Top 10 Great Movie Deaths

Top 10 Great Movie Deaths – RopeofSilicon.com Movie News, Trailers, Reviews and More: "Movies love to kill people, and actors love to die (preferably slowly and with a great close-up). Yet, more often than not, film fatalities are an accountant's errand. Just another tally mark in the body count. This isn't a list celebrating the art of ludicrous squibs and exploding craniums. The following movie deaths deliver more oomph than henchmen #4 getting steamrolled by the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile."

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9 comments:

CrimeNerd said...

Very exciting that the list mentions not only Slim Pickens' Strangelove death but his hands-down brilliant send-off in Pat Garret. It's one of those moments that completely catches you off-guard, this character that we barely know dies and it hits your right there.

Another two-fer that I wish were included would be Lee Marvin's death scenes in Ford's Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Boetticher's Seven Men From Now. They are somewhat similar scenes but they are both equally astounding.

Richard Robinson said...

I like the list until we get to #2 and #1, at which point the list maker blows it big time. Who cars about the death of the Witch? Or Kong, for that matter? I always have wished Kong had escaped somehow, maybe slipped onto a boat and made it to the Congo or something. I know, I know, the story is about man's cruelty, but still.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Jim Brown in THE DIRTY DOZEN. Kirk Douglas in THE VIKINGS. Elvis in LOVE ME TENDER.

Toby O'B said...

I think #1 is the perfect choice; that really digs into the psyche if you see it at a young enough age. But I would have switched around 'Psycho' and 'King Kong' to be 2 and 3 respectively.

I suppose they wanted actual on-screen deaths, otherwise I would have put the death of Bambi's Mother into contention. And David Warner's send-off in 'The Omen' should at least be in the top twenty!

Toby O'B said...

Just thought of three other contenders if you continued the list:
Mel Gibson as William Wallace, "Braveheart"
Piper Laurie as Carrie's Mom, "Carrie"
Edward Woodward as the policeman, "Wicker Man"

Toby O'B said...

Sorry for multi-posting....

Just remembered a web-site that might be of interest in connection to this topic:

http://www.cinemorgue.com/

Bill Crider said...

There is indeed a website for everything.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he didn't really die because he wasn't really alive but how about Rutger Hauer's death in BLADERUNNER?

Bill Crider said...

Or Daryl Hannah's.