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#1 sagebrush

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

I think it's Gladys Cooper in Now Voyager.

Yes, I meant Cooper. Thanks for correcting me. :)



#2 Sepiatone

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

Along the same lines, I'd like to leave this world the same way I came into it....naked and screaming. ;)

That just sounds like a typical night around my house..

 

But as far as that goes, you might point out that you wish to forego the regressiveness and NOT go backwards through the period of being hairless and wearing diapers.  ;)

 

 

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#3 TomJH

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove

 

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#4 midwestan

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.

 

Along the same lines, I'd like to leave this world the same way I came into it....naked and screaming. ;) 



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

I like the subtle "hand drop" death scenes. Examples of these are:

1- Walter Huston's death scene in Yankee Doodle Dandy

2- Gladys George's death scene in Now Voyager

3- Gene Tierney's death scene in The Ghost And Mrs. Muir

I think it's Gladys Cooper in Now Voyager.


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#6 hamradio

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

Nothing quite like a slow motion 18 storey fall

 

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Alan Rickman in Die Hard

 

 

That's the way he deserved to die. :D



#7 sagebrush

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:43 PM

Of course, there's also Norman Lloyd's famous death scene by falling from the Statue of Liberty's torch in Saboteur.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:20 PM

Noir films have some good falling from a window death scenes; e.g.  Agnes Moorehead in Dark Passage and William Bendix  in The Dark Corner.

 

 



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:02 PM

Nothing quite like a slow motion 18 storey fall

 

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Alan Rickman in Die Hard



#10 Sepiatone

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

 

 but Michael Jeter's execution in The Green Mile was the most excruciating, IMO.

Hell, I KNEW it was only a movie but it bothered me a lot too.

 

JOE PANTOLIANO being thrown into a huge wood chipping machine in DOWNTOWN('90)  seemed kind of gruesome too.

 

 

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#11 LornaHansonForbes

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.


POST OF THE WEEK RIGHT HERE.

#12 TomJH

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

A classic hero's death:

 

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Errol Flynn in They Died With Their Boots On



#13 TomJH

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

I like the subtle "hand drop" death scenes. Examples of these are:

1- Walter Huston's death scene in Yankee Doodle Dandy

2- Gladys George's death scene in Now Voyager

3- Gene Tierney's death scene in The Ghost And Mrs. Muir

 

I'd add Maureen O'Hara in The Long Gray Line to that list.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:59 AM

Edit: Tried to delete a double post, but clearly I don't know how :unsure:



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

Susan Hayward's execution in I Want To Live was very disturbing,

 but Michael Jeter's execution in The Green Mile was the most excruciating, IMO.


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#16 Sepiatone

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.

I always liked that one.  Have it on a plaque  hanging in my living room.  :)

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:49 PM

Can't beat dying to save the ship and shot out in a photon torpedo. :D

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

The most poignantly courageous-- Bette Davis in Dark Victory

 

 

A good death.

 

 

The worst-- Susan Hayward in I Want To Live!

 

 

The most excruciating scene I can think of.  



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

More seriously, two movies that have cinematically interesting death scenes are The Cranes Are Flying and Sparrows.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

All things considered, I wouldn't mind going out the way Don Ameche does in 1943's HEAVEN CAN WAIT...of old age while lying in my nice comfortable bed and being attended to by a beautiful young nurse.


I'd like to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.
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