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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

How could I forget the dismembered head floating out of the boat in Jaws!

Often seen this referred to as a decapitated head but it isn't-the head is still on the body-it just falls forward into the hole in the boat-from what I can see the guy drowned and the eye has been eaten by fish that came in through the shark-bitten hole in the boat-I mean, if you think about it, how would the shark manage to decapitate someone? Eat the body and leave the head? Don't think so.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

William Petersen getting his face blown off in To Live And Die In LA. Talk about not seeing it coming. I jumped several feet out of my chair on that one. Never forgot that scene.






Was just going to post that same scene.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

neotrinity:

I love your revised title for this discussion! I went directly to page 2 and at first thought I was in a different discussion, until I went back to page 1. Thanks for changing it, and it looks like it has drawn a lot of new (and very appropriate) postings. Great!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

How could I forget the dismembered head floating out of the boat in Jaws!

Often seen this referred to as a decapitated head but it isn't-the head is still on the body-it just falls forward into the hole in the boat-from what I can see the guy drowned and the eye has been eaten by fish that came in through the shark-bitten hole in the boat-I mean, if you think about it, how would the shark manage to decapitate someone? Eat the body and leave the head? Don't think so.


Ah, I didn't know that. My memory was a severed head. Haven't seen the film since the VHS days. ( I did see it in the theater on first release.) But what you say makes sense.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Two for me...



 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

How could I forget the dismembered head floating out of the boat in Jaws!

Often seen this referred to as a decapitated head but it isn't-the head is still on the body-it just falls forward into the hole in the boat-from what I can see the guy drowned and the eye has been eaten by fish that came in through the shark-bitten hole in the boat-I mean, if you think about it, how would the shark manage to decapitate someone? Eat the body and leave the head? Don't think so.



I agree, Clark. I've seen the film many times and I've always thought the body is still there even though we don't see it. I could be wrong, though. Maybe only Mr. Spielberg knows since I read he filmed this add-on scene in a pool at the last minute to squeeze one more scare into the film. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

L.A. Confidential.

I did not anticipate Kevin Spacey's death AT ALL. It was truly shocking.


 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

William Petersen getting his face blown off in To Live And Die In LA. Talk about not seeing it coming. I jumped several feet out of my chair on that one. Never forgot that scene.

Reminds me of Pitt's unexpected wardrobe end in Burn After Reading.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Nicolas Roeg's film 'Don't look Now' (1973).

Probably the most harrowing film I have ever seen. This scene fills me with pity and terror to this day...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   mulan98   (Member)

The cavalry cook getting a tomahawk full in the face at the start of the 1966 STAGECOACH. Like him, I didn't see that coming. Actually the film started with several graphically violent scenes not generally seen in mainstream westerns at that time.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Two scenes from Spartacus(1960). When Kirk Douglas burns a guard to death in a vat of boiling stew. And when he chopped off an arm on camera in a battle scene. Way more graphic than I was expecting for a film of that age.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Da REALLY radical (for conventional Hollywood of 1968) double-barrelled whammo of an ending eek to "Bandolero"!!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


Reminds me of Pitt's unexpected wardrobe end in Burn After Reading.


A scene that someone SPOILED for me on a message board right before I saw it back in 2008. mad Still pissed about that.

How about the ending of John Frankenheimer's Seconds? I saw that towards the end of a 24-hour film festival, and despite the fact that I was going on fumes by that point, that ending literally shocked me completely awake. eek

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

The Japanese freighter captain's, uh, telephonic death in John Frankenheimer's Black Sunday. I saw the film for the first time maybe five or so years ago and went, "Whoa!"

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The end of the arm wrestling scene from the remake of The Fly.


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Someone telling the truth in the white house.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Psycho- 60- shower scene.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Someone telling the truth in the white house.

Why are you going there?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

How could I forget the dismembered head floating out of the boat in Jaws!

Often seen this referred to as a decapitated head but it isn't-the head is still on the body-it just falls forward into the hole in the boat-from what I can see the guy drowned and the eye has been eaten by fish that came in through the shark-bitten hole in the boat-I mean, if you think about it, how would the shark manage to decapitate someone? Eat the body and leave the head? Don't think so.



I agree, Clark. I've seen the film many times and I've always thought the body is still there even though we don't see it. I could be wrong, though. Maybe only Mr. Spielberg knows since I read he filmed this add-on scene in a pool at the last minute to squeeze one more scare into the film. smile



The music buildup in that scene practically spelled it out for me that something was about to happen. But the payoff was delicious nonetheless...

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

The killings in 3 Days Of The Condor I've already described.

Then there's this :-

 
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