May 13, 2008

"I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all...."

The Top 5 Pre-Death Monologues in Film. With video clips. Some you've seen — we've all seen the one quoted above — but maybe some you haven't, like — for me — this monumentally entertaining bit of bad movieness:

12 comments:

rhhardin said...

Woody Allen:

And suddenly my whole life passed before my eyes. I saw myself as a kid again, in Kansas, going to school, swimming at the swimming hole, and fishing, frying up a mess-o-catfish, going down to the general store, getting a piece of gingham for Emmy-Lou. And I realise it's not my life. They're gonna hang me in two minutes, the wrong life is passing before my eyes.

EnigmatiCore said...

I think we need to kill Kevin Spacey one more time, just to be sure.

Kev said...

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.'

I still think of Deckard as the villain in that movie.

Ron said...

That shark wanted to go out for some Roscoe's chicken and waffles with Sam Jackson ever since it saw Jackie Brown...

but ya take what ya can get!

George said...

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

-HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Mortimer Brezny said...

I am sick of these motherfucking sharks on this motherfucking oil rig.

vbspurs said...

Å, Herregud!!

Skeptical said...

These may not be the best movies, but some of the scenes are prime. I like the True Romance scene particularly.

Tibore said...

"WRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

-Alien Queen, Aliens

(*smirk*)

Sigivald said...

We've "all" seen?

Well, I haven't.

I had to go look at the site to see that's from American Beauty, which I haven't seen - and have no particular desire to.

Now, my favourite is "Good knife. Goodbye, Mr. Burton."

blake said...

That is the best part of that piece of hash known as "Deep Blue Sea". It's the only unexpected moment amidst a sea (heh) of unvarnished clichés.

Worst thing Geena Davis ever did for her career? Marry Renny Harlin.

Best thing Renny Harlin ever did for his career? Marry Geena Davis.

The list is pretty good, but you'd think there hadn't been, you know, movies before 1970. Or maybe nobody died in them. (And, technically, isn't American Beauty an entirely post-death monologue?)

First, of course, we must rule out adaptations of Shakespeare.

Then, we have to figure out what constitutes a real monologue. "Rosebud" wouldn't seem to cut it, for example.

Then, what if the character isn't shown dying? I'm thinking of Tom Joad in Grapes of Wrath.

OK, way too much work for a weekday....

Methadras said...

Shawshank Redemption and Blade Runner death scenes are some of my favorites.