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Johnny Unusual

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« Reply #180 on: October 29, 2011, 03:20:24 PM »
If it's from a movie on my list, I'll take a look for it.


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« Reply #181 on: October 29, 2011, 03:42:03 PM »
23 Jack Vincennes – La Confidential (1997) – 48 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Cole Stratton)

(INSERT VIDEO HERE)

Director: Curtis Hansen
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Alec Baldwin’s ex
Gore Factor: Mid (well there was blood)
Sad Factor: Pretty sad, he was my second favorite character. Guy Pearce was the best though….he’s so pretty *hearts in eyes*
Wow/Kickass Factor: High. The best deaths (outside of number 28) are those that occur unexpectedly to awesome characters

Synopsis:

Man, the late 90s early 00s were awesome for one Kevin Spacey. The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, and this awesome film. Guy Pearce was in it, Kim Basinger got an Oscar and….let’s face it, Clinton was office and we didn’t have this fucking recession and tea party and occupy wall street. Sigh. Simpler times. Let us bask in the glory that is La confidential (pronunciation provided by the Mystery Science Theater Academy of Robot Choice Awards Special).


anais.jude

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« Reply #182 on: October 29, 2011, 03:42:37 PM »
22 Det Abhorghast – Psycho (1960) – 48 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Johnny Unusual)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5bieIiX5KLQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5bieIiX5KLQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
Gore Factor: Ooey Gooey Chocolate Syruppy High (oh wait, was that only the shower scene?)
Sad Factor: Minimal
Wow/Kickass Factor: Super High (I am sensing a theme here) The tension leading up to this scene is a model of filmmaking.

Synopsis:

What can I say that has not been said?


anais.jude

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« Reply #183 on: October 29, 2011, 03:44:26 PM »
21 Rev Smith – Deadwood (1960) – 49 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Wurwolf)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/63CXrk_hon8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/63CXrk_hon8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Director: More than one
Starring: Ian McShane, Brad Dourif
Gore Factor: A million times in a different way….like mental gore
Sad Factor: SUPER EFFING HIGH (Seriously, I have never watched this show, I got all of this from watching the youtube video)
Wow/Kickass Factor: I can’t even fucking talking right now

Synopsis:

The most realistic thing I think I have ever scene.


anais.jude

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« Reply #184 on: October 29, 2011, 03:45:04 PM »
Ok, I will try to get at least 4 more up by this evening


Johnny Unusual

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« Reply #185 on: October 29, 2011, 05:51:06 PM »
22 Det Abhorghast – Psycho (1960) – 48 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Johnny Unusual)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5bieIiX5KLQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5bieIiX5KLQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Psycho is one of my all time favourites.  It definitely doesn't follow a conventional narrative (even for a thriller), but it's really easy to follow and enjoy.  I envy those who saw this film when it first came out having little idea what to expect.

Fun film trivia: Det. Arbhorghast doesn't pay for your hookers Mitchell.  Now look out for falling rocks.


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Re: Top 50 Deaths! (Entire thread has been marked NSFW)
« Reply #186 on: October 29, 2011, 06:05:17 PM »
21 Rev Smith – Deadwood (1960) – 49 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Wurwolf)

This scene was the whole reason why I requested that television shows be included in this list. The whole of Deadwood is epic, but this scene in particular stands out. As long as I live, I will never forget it. When I sent Anais my list, I included my own feelings about it, and this is what I wrote. (By the way, Deadwood was made in 2004 and not 1960.)

I'm not going to give explanations for most of these, but this deserves one. In the episodes leading up to this scene, the Reverend was one of many of the cast of characters in Deadwood, eccentric but good-hearted and humble. He served the camp as the minister and wasn't too proud to sleep in a tent, and he was friendly with everyone, saint and sinner alike. As time went on, however, his eccentricities became alarming. His odd mannerisms, which at first were dismissed as quirks of his personality, were becoming odder by the day, and then he began to physically change -- his hands trembled, he blacked out, and one eye began to bulge from its socket, which suggested a brain tumor. Toward the end he was a rambling, incoherent mess, shaking, sweating and crying on a whore's bed in Al Swearengen's saloon because he was too sick to stay in his tent by himself.

I think one of the reasons his death moved me so much was because of the performance of two men: Ian McShane and Brad Dourif as Al Swearengen and Doc Cochran, respectively. In the video I linked, there is an amazing scene where Brad Dourif knocks it out of the park when he goes to his knees and begs a God that he's not even sure exists to please put the minister out of his misery. Ian McShane as Al plays his part full of barely buried emotion as he teaches his underling a lesson on how to deal out death. And when he whispers, "You can go now, brother" as the Reverend passes on, in some strange way it's just the most heart-breaking, yet fitting and dignified finale for a man who lived in a town where dignity in death was a rare commodity.

Later, I think, or maybe in that same episode, you find out that Al had a brother who suffered an illness with similar symptoms, and he watched him suffer until he died. His killing of the Reverend was an act of mercy based in past experience.
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MontyServo

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Re: Top 50 Deaths! (Entire thread has been marked NSFW)
« Reply #187 on: October 29, 2011, 06:08:20 PM »
23 Jack Vincennes – La Confidential (1997) – 48 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Cole Stratton)
I was the other person who voted for this one, and also had it at #2.  Just a tremendous moment in a fantastic film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n61nZNycfBI
« Last Edit: October 29, 2011, 06:10:25 PM by Monty »


anais.jude

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Re: Top 50 Deaths! (Entire thread has been marked NSFW)
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2011, 12:54:27 AM »
20 Optimus Prime – Transformers (I am not sure which version so people who voted please explain) (1986 & 2009) – 49 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Darth Geek)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rcHOM_465Vw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/rcHOM_465Vw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>


And

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NpmMZygFZsc?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/NpmMZygFZsc?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Director: Nelson Shin and Michael Bay
Starring: People
Gore Factor: Many spilled chemicals leaked from Prime after his grizzly demise.
Sad Factor: High (Sorry guys I know nothing about this so I can’t really judge)
Wow/Kickass Factor: Well…..the Bay film had loooooooooooooooooooots of action

Synopsis:

Do you guys remember my Top 50 Scifi characters and the honorable mention for Worst scifi characters? Yes, that would be the family Witwicki. So one of these deaths occurred in the film that has caused the greatest forum schism since the great Mike v Joel debate ’07. The other scene occurs in a Michael Bay film with the aforementioned Witiwickis. So I hope you guys can understand why I really can’t do any justice to this synopsis because I know nothing about the search material. So please: the floor is yours




anais.jude

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« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2011, 12:55:13 AM »
19 Glen – Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – 50 points
(3 of 14 lists. (Highest ranking - #1 Anais.jude)

And, of course, embedding disabled by request!!!

http://youtu.be/TjzYCzLxdKc

Director: Westley Cravenski III
Starring: Johnny Depp as Glen and ass bucket loads of blood as themselves
Gore Factor: ∞+1 and π
Sad Factor: Meh, sad if you enjoy the sight of Johnny Depp’s midriff
Wow/Kickass Factor: ehhhh, the scene is lacking in that pizzazz….oh wait, the OPPOSITE OF THAT

Synopsis:

I don’t remember how old I was when I watched Nightmare on Elm Street, but it was older than normal….maybe 24, but man oh man, did I LOVE this scene. It was so visually entertaining and brilliantly shot. I love the low budget films because they come up with the best shots (also see: Original Star Wars (New Hope only) and Evil Dead)


anais.jude

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« Reply #190 on: October 30, 2011, 12:55:50 AM »
18 Colonel Kurtz – Apocalypse Now (1979) – 52 points
(3 of 14 lists. (Highest ranking - #3 D.B. Barnes)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/aNUr__-VZeQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/aNUr__-VZeQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper
Gore Factor: Mid to High (they butcher a cow)
Sad Factor: Mid to High. I thought Kurtz’s (is that the correct way to express possession in this instance?) symbolic death was pretty sad but awesome. Others….maybe not so much
Wow/Kickass Factor: Super High like the price of the deductible Cheryl thought the health plan should have

Synopsis:

Many of the themes of Apocalypse Now are inspired and borrowed from The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot, and to me, that is what this film kind of feels like: visual poetry….in some ways. In other ways, it’s like I just injected LSD into my eyeballs. So, trippy or poetic, sad or justified, thin Brando or Fat Brando, this film and the climax are pretty awesome.


anais.jude

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« Reply #191 on: October 30, 2011, 12:56:42 AM »
17 Marvin – Pulp Fiction (1994) – 54 points
(5 of 14 lists. (Highest ranking - #10 Monty)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3gWNkTNnCFc?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/3gWNkTNnCFc?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Director: Quentin Tarantino (is this his first time on the list?)
Starring: John Travolta (PRE Battlefield Earth) Samuel L. Jackson (Bad Muther Fucker), and Uma Thurman
Gore Factor: High
Sad Factor: How about laugh factor because I don’t know about you, but I laughed my ass off)
Wow/Kickass Factor: Super High….like Cheryl after she “glues up”

Synopsis:

The film that launched many a gore infused, foul mouthed, black comedy era in independent film, Pulp Fiction was very popular despite John Travolta pattern of speech. The dialogue was flashy, Sam Jackson was a bad ass muther fucker, and there was lots of cursing.

Also: This film came out the exact same day as Stargate.


anais.jude

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« Reply #192 on: October 30, 2011, 12:57:57 AM »
Ok everybody, 5 more as soon as I wake up tomorrow :)


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« Reply #193 on: October 30, 2011, 04:57:08 AM »
22 Det Abhorghast – Psycho (1960) – 48 points
(2 of 14 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Johnny Unusual)
I had Arbogast as my #23 entry, was mine included? Because if it's 2 lists, and theoretically just me & Johnny, that only adds up to ~27 points. Shouldn't this be 3 lists? Are my 3 meager points part of the 48 total?

3 points doesn't seem much, except it could lift Arbogast above Optimus Prime.

Either way, I'm sure the AFI considers Transformers 2 much more masterful filmmaking than Psycho.  >:D

(Btw, Anais, I got a free calculator in the mail from some Veterans org. Want me to have them send you one too?  ;))
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 05:00:51 AM by Sutter Cane »


anais.jude

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« Reply #194 on: October 30, 2011, 08:58:38 AM »

Sad Factor: How about laugh factor because I don’t know about you, but I laughed my ass off)

I didn't find it funny at all, and I was kind of horrified that the theater did.  I think this is where I started hating Quentin Tarantino--40 minutes into the first movie of his I ever saw.

Fair enough. I think for me it was in the idea that comedy comes from the unexpected happening. It was an over the top bit of 5 second film but it came out of nowhere.

Seeing as how by this time, you had already scene a man ass raped, I find your decision to hate Tarantino at this moment a little peculiar but that is just me I guess