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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:33 PM
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Know what I hate about hangings in film?
Almost without fail, they look unmistakably like a person trussed up by a shoulder harness and nothing at all like person dangling by the neck.

I'm not looking for snuff-film realism, but this particular flaw really disrupts the scene for me, especially if it's supposed to be a moment of great pathos.

If special effects can put a full-sized tyrannosaur believably on the screen, why can't they get this simple detail right?
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:43 PM
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1. And they never show
what happens when the sphincters go limp and the bladder empties.

They just screw up all the best parts......................
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:44 PM
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2. See? You obviously know what I"m talking about!
And let's have the eyes bug out and the tongues protrude. Come on, Hollywood!
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:55 PM
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7. Hollywood -
such wusses.

You do know that they also fake decapitation scenes?

Weenies .......................
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:56 PM
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8. Don't remind me!
Once--just once--I'd like to see an actor really give it his all. How much cooler would Highlander have been with an actual head rolling across the floor of the parking garage?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:49 PM
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3. And there's no feet and leg twitching or convulsions.
Total ripoff.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:53 PM
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5. Right!
I want to see them kick that mortal coil to the curb, dammit! And is it too much to ask that they dislodge a shoe or something? Really sell it!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:05 PM
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10. Not to mention the black tongue that's a mile long.
They never show that. Not ever.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:57 PM
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9. Basically like a DUCK looks when it needs to be FREED!!1!!
:hi:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:52 PM
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4. There are three ways to die by hanging
Broken neck, cut off blood supply, and asphyxiation.

These are listed in preferred order.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 10:54 PM
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6. Exactly my point!
"Hunched shoulders" is NOT a way to die by hanging. Where's the realism?!?!?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:07 PM
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11. I they almost always say they "hung" him instead of they "hanged" him.
x(
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:08 PM
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12. Way to be part of the problem, GPV!
:spank:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:13 PM
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15. Seriously, though, I just google imaged lynching and saw so many pics there. I can
hardly believe how many creeps took photos of the people they murdered. (Of course the idiots were proud of it so I suppose it makes sense in a bizarre, horrific sort of way.)
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:17 PM
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16. Yeah, it's pretty fucked up
There are plenty of horrifying images of lynchings, too. "Strange Fruit," indeed.

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:09 PM
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13. Beheading with axes never really look authentic either. Not that i'm an expert
or anything but i've read enough books about Queen Elizabeth to fully appreciate a beheading where the executioner wasn't paid enough by the prisoner or he had his own agenda.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 11:12 PM
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14. PM me for some staged hangings that look real (I can dub whatever music, names, etc...you may want)
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