Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THE DEATH* OF DON JOHNSON

*As witnessed in the 1993 Sidney Lumet film Guilty as Sin




uh oh...

The turning point...


This is my favorite shot in the film. Reverse of power... sexually too.


Check out that great wrestling move by Rebecca DeMornay






Hardcore bitches rule!


REWIND:

Check out the blood pack behind D.J.'s head...


15 comments:

Bob Turnbull said...

I used to work in that building - that very floor that Don's head exploded on was under my feet every day. We rented that movie shortly after it came out on VHS just to see our building in it - you can clearly see the large atrium, etc. - so this was obviously the best scene.

And not just because Don's head exploded.

Fox said...

Dude, Bob... that is awesome. I watched this movie with my wife the other night and I've been obsessed with this scene ever since. You should go find that exact patch of tile where his head hit and take a smiling face Polaroid pic of it!

Rick Olson said...

Check out the blood pack behind D.J.'s head...

Crap. You really take the magic out of movies, Fox. And here I thought his head had really exploded. Just like they do so often.

Fox said...

I'm the watchdog for truth in movies! I unveil all of the myths created by the devils in Hollywood!

bill r. said...

That's the only scene I remember from that movie, and I remember it because of the way that blood shoots out, like he just landed on a Capri-Sun or something.

What the hell, Sidney Lumet?

Fox said...

Bill-

It's totally like a Carpi Sun! I like how we're to believe that his head explodes by landing on it, yet his skull is totally intact from the front, and his expression is pretty peaceful as if he just drifted away under hospital lights.

Of course... that's also why I dig that scene so much.

I think the weirdness of the film can be attributed to Larry Cohen (he wrote it). I like Larry Cohen, but this one was a stinker. The only interesting idea was that Don Johnson's character wanted to give a defence lawyer her comeuppance by having her defend scum (himself) that is open and honest about his scuminess.

Kat Candler said...

nice obsession with guilty as sin. first you're upset with me for picking it as our date night movie and now you can't stop talking about it. i think you're just in love with rebecca de mornay's weirdo 80s underwear.

Fox said...

nice obsession with guilty as sin. first you're upset with me for picking it as our date night movie and now you can't stop talking about it. i think you're just in love with rebecca de mornay's weirdo 80s underwear.

WHAT?!?!

I'm not obsessed!

Soiled Sinema said...

For a reverse prescription of Don Johnson and the serene "cliffhanger" moment, watch the ending of Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man.

Excellent work.

Fox said...

Soiled-

I'd heard that title (Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man)
, but never really knew what it was. I just went and looked at the poster and now I'm immediately going to see if it's on Netflix.

bill r. said...

Fox, you might want to get over to The Invisible Edge. I think Jonathan's post was written just for you.

Soiled Sinema said...

Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man is the greatest staple in mindless action. But to say mindless is sooo... untrue.

Fox said...

Soiled-

I went out and rented HD & the MM tonight! Oh yeah... it's only feet away from me right now!

Soiled Sinema said...

Watch it! Eager to hear thoughts.

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