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Old January 29 2013, 10:39 PM   #16
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Re: Movies: that last shot

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Was a smart move to drop the alternate ending.
Hitch only made it cause you couldn't show a film in certain places where a murderer gets away unpunished.
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Old January 29 2013, 10:44 PM   #17
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Was a smart move to drop the alternate ending.
Hitch only made it cause you couldn't show a film in certain places where a murderer gets away unpunished.
His show does that all the time. You'll have some incredibly dark ending and then he'll pop up to joke about the murderer getting caught a short while later.

It somehow makes it creepier.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:22 PM   #18
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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.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:23 AM   #19
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Re: Movies: that last shot

Mulholland Drive's last shot, "Silencio!," was genius and would be my number one pick, I think. The Prestige had a neat last scene as well. The Innocents had a finale that was quite disturbing, and I'm always shocked that it got a release in 1960, and lingers to this day.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:37 AM   #20
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Memento - not the last shot per se, but the reveal.

I'm proud to have been a Nolan fan before Batman.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:58 AM   #21
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Looking for Mr Goodbar - made Steven King's wife race for the bathroom, was seriously disturbing and weirdly beautiful.

John Frankenheimer's criminally underrated FRENCH CONNECTION II: ends with the climax of the film, then straight to black.
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Old January 30 2013, 07:17 AM   #22
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The ending at the Statue of Liberty in Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942), which he reworked once or twice in later films.

The bad guy, Norman Lloyd, shows up in TNG: The Chase as one of Picard's old professors.
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Old January 30 2013, 12:16 PM   #23
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I forgot to mention one of my favorite films, The Truman Show

The last shot is one of the most hilarious yet thoughtful moments in the film. It touches both on the short attention span of modern culture, and also the ease at which the audience will move onto the next big thing once something or some celebrity no longer has their attention.

"Where's the TV Guide?"

Brilliant. And a little twisted, like the rest of the film...
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Old January 30 2013, 08:17 PM   #24
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The Before I Started Fucking With All My Old Movies version, with the priest eschewing the steps.
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Old January 30 2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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Planet of the Apes is the first ending that came to mind.

Also, the ending of The Third Man, where the girl walks past Joseph Cotten without even looking at him.

And, oh, the final sequence of Dr. Strangelove, with "We'll Meet Again" playing over a montage of mushroom clouds.
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Old January 30 2013, 09:09 PM   #26
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BENEATH The Planet of the Apes has the alltime greatest movie ending.

And re: The Omega Man...not only the final shot, but the rest of humanity can only be saved by his blood. Damn I love that movie.

edit: Throw in Soylent Green's ending, and GD Heston..you the man!!
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Old January 30 2013, 10:28 PM   #27
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Tosk wrote: View Post
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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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Old January 30 2013, 11:23 PM   #28
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How the hell has no one mentioned...?

"Hey Doc you better back up, we don't have road to get up to 88."
"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."



and one my favourite endings to a movie-

"Nice shooting son, what's your name?"
"Murphy."
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Old January 30 2013, 11:24 PM   #29
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There's the rumor about the 'real' final scene of X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes...

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Old January 30 2013, 11:33 PM   #30
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While it is a bit more than the last shot, the ending of The Adventures Of Baron Munchhausen is possibly my favorite ending to a movie.

There is also the end of Repo Man where the credits roll down instead of up.
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