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April 26, 2014 7:13 AM   Subscribe

100 Movies 100 Headshots: [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (33 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Note: A "headshot" in this case means "someone getting shot in the head with a gun", not "closeup of someone's head".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:16 AM on April 26 [3 favorites]


Note: A "headshot" in this case means "someone getting shot in the head with a gun", not "closeup of someone's head".

Should I have hyphenated or put a space in between the two words?
posted by Fizz at 7:17 AM on April 26


Well that certainly does what it says on the tin.
posted by localroger at 7:23 AM on April 26 [1 favorite]


Interesting compilation but I really want to know the title and artist of the song playing along with the video.
posted by Gronk at 7:55 AM on April 26


Not a single zombie...
posted by HuronBob at 8:10 AM on April 26 [1 favorite]


The song is Stand Up by The Prodigy.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:24 AM on April 26 [1 favorite]


Weird. Yesterday I noticed this person on IMDB starting discussions asking if movie after movie contained headshots. Must be connected.
posted by item at 8:39 AM on April 26


Most certainly not the best of the web.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:03 AM on April 26 [4 favorites]


I mean it's certainly emblematic of something but we should probably be more ashamed of it than anything else.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:49 AM on April 26 [3 favorites]


Most certainly not the best of the web.

Indeed. Who would sit through 5 minutes of this shit-fest let alone compile it?
posted by Pudhoho at 10:10 AM on April 26


Cracked.com sat through it, and discussed that there is a lack of women getting shot in the head in Hollywood.
posted by FJT at 10:16 AM on April 26 [3 favorites]


Truly the 80's were the golden age of people getting shot in the head in movies.
posted by Behemoth at 10:47 AM on April 26


What an unpleasant thing to supercut.
posted by edheil at 11:30 AM on April 26


The 80s really were a great time for head shots. Mostly, I suspect, because the 80s were also a great era for prosthetic and squib effects, and doing a headshot with a squib is surprisingly easy and fun.

Also... Did I miss both CHOPPING MALL and SUMMER OF SAM, or did the cutter?
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 11:49 AM on April 26


Damn. I thought headshots + "Dodge this!" would be about DodgeBall. Maybe even a headshot of Christine Taylor. MeFi can be so cruel sometimes...
posted by ubiquity at 12:19 PM on April 26


What an unpleasant thing to supercut.

To each one's own.
posted by Renoroc at 12:22 PM on April 26


Okay, now make a supercut of movies with 360 noscope headshots.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:31 PM on April 26 [2 favorites]


I lasted about 15 seconds into it. A bit disturbing.
posted by greenhornet at 2:11 PM on April 26


Watching TV
posted by RobotHero at 2:46 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]


At least it was quick.
posted by biffa at 2:49 PM on April 26


Yeah....uh....15-20 seconds. Me too.
posted by Thistledown at 3:00 PM on April 26


On a similar note: Arnold Schwarzenegger Kill Count
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 4:13 PM on April 26


It was the suspense that got to me. What would happen in the next clip?!
posted by bicyclefish at 4:42 PM on April 26


Reload?
posted by sfts2 at 5:00 PM on April 26


Actually, and I may be in a minority of Mefites; this is one of my favorite super cuts I've seen in a while. There's actually a huge variation in the thought and effects that go into these, and some are clearly better than others. Action movies from the 80's were the laziest. Very few people time their reaction in a way that makes sense. But some stand out...

The Godfathers capture assassins who was unsure and hesitant, the quickness of Matt Damon in the Departed is cold, reflexive and emotionless.

Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket suicide scene was the most... affecting... the suddenness of it, the finality, it's chilling.

Tarantino's headshots were actually pretty nondescript, affirming that his taste for visual effects is not his strong suit, and it really is his gift for dialogue that makes his movies exceptional.

The two men assembling the guns is a brilliant idea and I wish I knew which movie it came from.

No movie really captures how gruesome GSW to the head are, the effects are often too cartoonish. Which is a good thing, in my opinion.
posted by midmarch snowman at 5:11 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]


The two men assembling the guns is a brilliant idea and I wish I knew which movie it came from.

That scene is from A Bittersweet Life .
posted by Pendragon at 5:22 PM on April 26 [3 favorites]


Not a fan of murder, but I am a fan of movie effects, and I have a morbid streak I'm not proud of but can't deny. Having seen the footage of Budd Dwyer's on camera suicide, I'd say some of these are close enough to the gruesome reality. Not sure if that's a good thing or not, but I found entertainment in this mash up, as well as the sequel. which may have even more gory effects
posted by Redhush at 5:52 PM on April 26


there is a lack of women getting shot in the head in Hollywood

*cough* Drive
posted by belarius at 6:05 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]


Quake sounds
posted by rosswald at 6:45 PM on April 26


Isn't American culture great?
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 8:06 PM on April 26


We are number 1
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 8:07 PM on April 26


I won't watch this. I do wonder whether its existence means anything that the existence of all of these moments separate from one another didn't already mean.
posted by clockzero at 9:36 PM on April 26


I watched that. Not sure why, but now that I have I can point out that, improbably, it includes footage of one headshot victim who survives.
posted by uberchet at 3:40 PM on April 28


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