THIS truly stunning twist between David Caruso & Christopher Walken in "King of New York" is guaranteed to blast you outta your chair with utterly unapologetic (and, for once in this anarchic age of supposedly 'hip' cartoon carnage with no realistic or mature moral fiber) unforgettable power.
Although this would not be apropos to the word shocking, a bunch of films I have seen I was annoyed because it suddenly ended and I didn't want it to end. So I have been surprised over the years when I see the film come to an end and I was not expecting that.THE BIRDS -63- As one example.
Last 5 minutes of Looking For Mr Goodbar. A serious shocker ending right out of the blue - perhaps somewhat reactionary in its wider socio-sexual implications, but still never surpassed for sheer shock, IMO. Extraordinary but distressing.
Honest-to-matrix, we'd forgotten about this late 70s flick, Heath-ski, so thanx for the reminder ... and we also concur with your sentiment about the ending (much as have a helluva lotta problems with it - but it's also given us the excuse to do somethin' about it via Ms. Keaton own resurrected Appreciation.
Tis all YER bloody brilliant fabulous 'fault', so there - nyahhhhh.
This spell-binding sequence remains practically PEERLESS as an example of all the Mo'om Picture Arts and Sciences - writing/acting/directing/cinematography/editing and especially Henry Mancini's galvanizingly gripping music - coming together in superbly seamless synchronicity (even Mr. Arkin has professed his original astonishment once he actually saw its spectacular effect on unaware audiences) ...