Death of Lee Marvin at end of Seven Men From Now by Boetticher.
Stanwyck being plugged by MacMurray in “Double Indemnity”
Janet Leigh in “Psycho”
Merle Oberon in “Wuthering Heights”—Even though she is not quite up to the challenge, she gets great assistance from Wyler and Olivier and Flora Robson
Anna Magnani in “Open City”—it happens quick but powerfully
Annie Girardot in “Rocco And His Brothers”
The death of the priest in Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest:
Louis Bernard’s death in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Miriam’s death in Strangers on a Train
She’s not really dead, but Uma Thurman’s scene when she pretends to be shot by her newfound daughter is so special in Kill Bill 2
‘s hokey, but I loved Yul Brynner’s death in “The King and I”
Christian Bale in 3:10 to Yuma
Ali MacGraw’s sappy death in Love Story
Shirley MacLaine in Some Came Running
Olivia De Havilland in Gone With the Wind
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
James Caan in The Godfather
John Cazale in The Godfather, Part II
Sofia Coppola in The Godfather, Part III
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in The Departed
Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai
Monty Clift in From Here to Eternity and A Place in the Sun
Shelley Winters in The Poseidon Adventure
..and on and on it goes…
Extended Death Sequences are always good. Ones that make you go, “You’re not dead yet?!?” I really like this film but the main characters death is almost never ending.
From Andrzej Wajda’s Ashes and Diamonds.
Yeah I love Ashes and Diamonds but I thought he’d never get it over with….
Frank Vincent gets his revenge.
Polish film called Rewers/Reverse by Borys Lankosz..
RGrimes – ha yeah. Both me and brother were watching it and were like “just fall down already!”
Floating Clouds (Naruse Mikio, 1955)
what about mifune in throne of blood? i love that film but geez
Ruby: I agree that Mifune’s death scene is one of the most dramatic (and potentially laughable) scenes in screen history. He’s hit by scores of arrows and continues to soliloquize until struck right in the neck!
I thought of mentioning it myself, along with a few dozen other death scenes, but the OP advised that we should only cite scenes that had another person (live) in the scene so I held off mentioning any of those solo death scenes. BONNIE AND CLYDE would have been another great example (slo-mo death), as would the slow motion death scene in THE SEVEN SAMOURAI.
BTW, I had an unusual experience at a screening of THRONE OF BLOOD in a Times Square theater. At the very end, one of the patrons found the finale extremely funny and laughed out loud, ruining the experience for those who wanted to take it seriously. Another viewer in the same row shushed the laugher and the latter stood up and proceeded to beat the shusher to a pulp, shouting “No one tells me to shut up!” the whole time.
I guess he missed the anti-violence and anti-ruthlessness message of the movie.
ha yeah i was just comparing with ashes and diamonds guy above. mifune’s performance in that scene is pretty ridiculous. i like mifune but he sure could ham it up
Anju’s ripples in Sansho the Bailiff.
Other ripples inspired by Anju:
SPOILER: The death of a horse in the pilot episode of Michael Mann’s Luck. Television, not cinema, but the most affecting death sequence I’ve seen in some time.
Only, it is the person dying who is forced to listen
Robin Williams in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
Jack Nicholson in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
Laurence Olivier in MARATHON MAN
Najwa Nimri in Lovers of the Arctic Circle