I finally got around to watching Sergio Corbucci’s masterpiece, Django—coincidentally having ordered a copy a couple weeks before I saw Miike’s new tribute to Corbucci (and others), Sukiyaki Western Django at SIFF (with Cervaise*).
Just before the end credits roll, we’re treated to this shot, which I’m convinced is the awesomest final shot in the history of cinema. Thefinal scene of The Searchers came to mind, but while that’s one of the greatest final scenes, visually speaking it’s nowhere near as awesome as the *Django *parting shot.
Any others come to mind that I should’ve thought of before awarding the Lifetime Awesomeness Award to Corbucci?
Withnail & I - Withnail, in a park, in the bucketing rain, with an umbrella, wearing a threadbare greatcoat, with wild red eyes, reciting Hamlet to the wolves in the zoo, clutching a bottle of red wine as he walks away, like it’s his only friend. Because it is.
Never been available in the US before July of last year, as far as I can tell. (This is of course an unintended challenge to someone with more inclination than I to prove me wrong by finding some obscure previous source. In any case, it’s almost certainly never been *readily *available, and the accompanying booklet says it was never released theatrically in the US, which I haven’t bothered to fact check of course.)