The Greatest Suicides on Film

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NoShear
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Dargo wrote: May 9th, 2024, 6:20 pm
NoShear wrote: May 9th, 2024, 6:12 pm
Damn, Dargo, I wish I'd come up with that one!
So NS, you fellow ol' SoCal boy, you. Can you tell me where the exterior shots were filmed in this flick and as Eddie G. walks toward that assisted suicide building?

(...betcha can, can't ya)
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How about an Old West variation on suicide by cop? The Shootist (1976) where cancer-stricken J. B. Books (John Wayne) arranges one last gunfight with no expectation of surviving.
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Nick's suicidal tendencies seen in THE DEER HUNTER are manifested in Russian roulette gunplay:

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The controversial scenes in the 1978 movie are said to have inspired copycat yields.
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Dargo wrote: May 9th, 2024, 10:31 pm

Yeah, the hand holding the revolver isn't actually the most lifelike or realistic looking thing you'll ever see in a movie, is it.



(...btw, ever notice the splash of red color added to the firing of the gun in this otherwise monochromatic film?...I never had before, anyway)
It looks fairly realistic when the gun is pointed at Ingrid, but when it turns
around toward Carroll with a close up of the hand yeah it looks fake, like
something left over from King Kong. I never noticed the red color.
I'll have to look for it next time I watch the movie (if I remember to do so).
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Not all prints of Spellbound have the red tinting in that scene.
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Fedya wrote: May 11th, 2024, 6:36 am Not all prints of Spellbound have the red tinting in that scene.
Yep Fedya, I wondered about that as I watched the end of that clip. And, am now wondering if the print TCM shows includes it?

(...guess I'll have to watch it the next time they show it to find out, huh)
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