My favourite movie ending...


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My two favourite movies of all time are: "The Big Lebowski" and "Withnail and I". Herewith, the most poignant scene of any movie I have ever witnessed and a mind-blowing performance of Hamlet from our own Richard E. Grant.

"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. This most excellent canopy, the air. Look you! This brave o'erhanging firmament; this majestical roof fretted with golden fire. Why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man? How noble in reason? How infinite in faculty? In form and moving how express and admirable? In action; how like an angel? In apprehension; how like a god? The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither."

You simply can not beat the Bard, but when executed - especially at the end of this film - so impeccably by an actor, you truly feel the impact of his prose. This whole film is brimming with quotes and moments like this, but this particular scene has always punched me in the gut.


Preferably the whole movie though.

1 comments for this post


100% in agreement on the Whitnail and I comment.
Truly inspirational.

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:08:00 AM GMT+2  

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