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  • By FG
    July 18, 2012
    07:04 AM

    Red,The Double Life of Veronique,A Woman Is a Woman,The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,Salo,Taste of Cherry,Spartacus,The Leopard,Europa,The Element of Crime,Solaris,Andrei Rublev,Les dames du Bois de Boulogne,Jeanne Dielman,Belle de jour,La strada
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    • By Michael K.
      August 02, 2012
      06:22 PM

      Didn't see your list earlier, but enjoy a number of your selections. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne particularly. About your comment regarding Late Spring in my list: yes, I suppose you're right. Someone here listed The Only Son, which, like Late Spring, has what might be called a great penultimate shot. It's true Ozu doesn't end his films with exclamation points, or even periods, but something like ellipses . . .
  • By FG
    July 18, 2012
    07:12 AM

    In addition to:excellent film 'Uzak' by Nuri Bilge Ceylan(not in the Criterion Collection!)
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  • By Django
    July 18, 2012
    06:15 PM

    My top thee 1.city lights 2.Nights of cabiria 3.About Scmidt
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  • By Mervyn
    July 19, 2012
    08:01 AM

    No The Tree Colours: Red? To me that is the ultimate image from Kiewslowski's cannon. Mulholland Drive being my favourite film needs a look in with 'Silencio' without a doubt. Also a little premature, but I just saw Two-Lane Blacktop, and damn is that not a powerful last shot. Some Bergman too with The Seventh Seal (of course) and maybe.. Shame? There are so many to chose from, step up yo game CC!
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  • By tu1iptycle
    July 19, 2012
    07:25 PM

    Imamura's VENGEANCE IS MINE -- Best Bones flying through the air shot of all time (sorry, 2001 ;) Also, seconding that vote for Rebecca. Maybe that wasn't included because the CC edition has been supplanted by MGM's recent blu ray release?
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  • By Pair
    July 19, 2012
    07:42 PM

    DYING AT GRACE from Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King I am shocked neither Criterion nor another poster has cited that one. It is a final scene in the most profound possible sense, and affected me far more than any of the others mentioned here. If I close my eyes, I can still see that final frame clearly. It is burned in my mind's eye permanently.
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  • By Luke
    July 20, 2012
    12:17 PM

    I personally love the final shot of Jacques Tati's "Trafic". It's easily the weakest film in the Hulot series (my favorite series ever), but I love the shot of Hulot and Maria Kimberley making their way through the sea of cars during a sudden shower. Still, you included Tati on the list, so I'm not complaining.
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  • By TheAfterHours
    July 20, 2012
    03:29 PM

    T2 has a pretty sweet goodbye at the end also!
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  • By Kevin B.
    July 20, 2012
    03:57 PM

    Surprising that nobody has suggest the closing shot of The Devil and Daniel Webster (though perhaps because it's still an underseen minor classic). Old Scratch basically saying, with a sly grin, "Yeah, now I'm comin' for YOU!" is an image that still makes me squirm uncomforatably in my seat--and I've seen the movie ten or more times. I highly recommend this movie.
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  • By Nathan W.
    July 23, 2012
    03:58 AM

    Two-Lane Blacktop has one of the most indelible final images of any film in the Criterion Collection. Beautiful and brilliant.
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  • By Austin DeRaedt
    July 24, 2012
    11:41 AM

    Boy! Repulsion's ending gives me the shivers every time I see it.
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  • By Michael K.
    August 01, 2012
    02:34 PM

    City Lights; Late Spring; Yearning; The Lady with the Dog; Port of Shadows; Au Hasard Balthazar; Psycho; Vertigo; 2001:A Space Odyssey; Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles; There Will Be Blood
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    • By FG
      August 01, 2012
      10:03 PM

      I don't agree with you for Late Spring.Last part of the film effective;but not as 'parting shot'.
  • By Sam
    August 03, 2012
    02:37 AM

    Dancer in the Dark's last shot haunted me bad for a while, it's so graphic and he holds it there for what feels like forever, no music, just this awful image. Actually, now that I think about it, a lot of von Trier's movies have memorable parting shots. Breaking the Waves, Antichrist, and Melancholia come to mind.
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  • By Ictus75
    August 03, 2012
    03:49 AM

    The end of 'Certified Copy' where William Shimell is looking out of the hotel room window, and then mirroring an earlier shot of Juliet Binoche, he looks into the mirror, but lacks the emotion that Binoche showed. While she's tried to rekindle their relationship for the whole second half of the film, you now realize that that he doesn't have the same experience, the same feelings.
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  • By FG
    August 19, 2012
    05:23 PM

    In addition to,Hitchcock's The Birds.
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  • By lola young
    February 26, 2013
    06:43 PM

    Three Colours Blue
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  • By Sidney
    May 06, 2013
    11:38 AM

    The endings to both "The Searchers" & "Gimme Shelter". In 'Searchers', John Wayne stands outside, looking in, and that's all you need, and it is just haunting. Gimme Shelter's end, where Mick Jagger's look into the camera, with just a look of gulit, after the murder during the concert, is just devastating.
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  • By PATIENCESHEHULK
    May 06, 2013
    07:07 PM

    I've always thought Summertime has one of the most moving, saddest endings of any film. It's a movie that all leads up to one incredibly touching moment.
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  • By Brown
    March 15, 2014
    02:06 PM

    This may be buried in the supplements somewhere but has anyone ever noticed and or mentioned that the girl in the last shot of Repulsion bares a shocking resemblance to a young Mia Farrow?
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  • By sailoroftheseas
    March 20, 2015
    12:54 AM

    The last shot of the Killing, cmon
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