As you do when you are too tired to do anything else, I was just wandering round the Amazon "3 for £15" DVD pages (as I’ve had two in my basket for ages and"need" a third before making my order) when I came across Is Paris Burning?
Now it must be ages since I have seen this film, and I don’t remember all that much about it. I seem to recall it was a documentary-style story about the Nazis’ attempted destruction of, er, Paris. One of the first "drama-docs"? (I remember another such, the excellent but ludicrously hampering low-budget film called "It Happened Here", but that was more of a "what would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain?" film in docu-style than a "drama-doc".)
But the one thing I remember about Is Paris Burning? is the ending. The movie ended with a phone receiver lying on a desk in a destroyed office, with a disembodied voice (Hitler’s?) shouting down it "Is Paris Burning?" "Is Paris Burning?", while all around the Germans were being routed — which of course the caller could not see.
Can anyone else remember any stunning ends to movies? I can never forget the ending to The Long Good Friday (close-up of Bob Hoskins the back of the car that went on for ever — his expressions ran through the gamut of emotions that told you everything about his realisations of past, present and future — perfect and brilliant acting). But I am stuck on others. Any suggestions?