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Old January 30 2013, 10:28 PM   #27
Greg Cox
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Re: Movies: that last shot

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DalekJim wrote: View Post
Norman Bates wouldn't hurt a fly. But he'll destroy your soul just by looking at you. Then the image of a skull is subliminally imposed on to his face, just to get under your skin even further.

Masterful.
A great sequence...except it's not the the last shot of the movie. The last shot is Marion's car being dragged from the lake.
Also an evocative image . . . although apparently not as memorable.

(I'd forgotten about that, too.)

Another good one: The Abominable Dr. Phibes, in which he replaces his own blood with embalming fluid while "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" plays ironically on the soundtrack.

Also: the ending of Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers, as a horse-drawn sleigh makes its way across a snowy Transyvanian landscape, carrying the curse of the vampire to the world beyond . . . .
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