“I’m Shiva the God of Death!”

Posted by · 12:53 am · September 4th, 2011

Given their dual tributes at Telluride this year, it seems perfectly reasonable to revisit this gem of a scene:

And lest fellow tributee Pierre Étaix feel left out, a nod to his work after the jump.




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  • 1 9-04-2011 at 3:09 am

    DukeD1989 said...

    Love Michael Clayton, that scene you posted is such a great moment, it alone won Swinton the Oscar.

  • 2 9-04-2011 at 4:48 am

    James said...

    Great scene. Great movie. I don’t care if anyone thinks its generic. Its a perfect throwback to films of the 70s.

  • 3 9-04-2011 at 5:22 am

    Graysmith said...

    I’m with you fellas.

    Such a great movie, and highly underrated too. True, it was much more understated and “vanilla” compared to some of the other great films that year, but a great movie nonetheless. I still don’t feel like it’s gotten its due respect, even with all those Oscar nominations. I am glad the Academy got it right about this one when most others didn’t.

  • 4 9-04-2011 at 8:17 am

    Bill_the_Bear said...

    I still think “Michael Clayton” was the best movie that year.

  • 5 9-04-2011 at 8:49 am

    SC said...

    I’ve always maintained that Wilkinson should have won Best Supporting Actor that year (never understood the nearly-universal showering of honours on Bardem). Years later I can still remember his opening monologue.

  • 6 9-04-2011 at 11:47 am

    RichardA said...

    Michael Clayton was the best movie of that year–such a great 70s style thriller in modern times.
    The main actors were phenomenal.

  • 7 9-04-2011 at 11:48 am

    James D. said...

    A little too silly to be a great movie, but there were some very good scenes. I liked it quite a bit way back then.

  • 8 9-04-2011 at 2:22 pm

    Patrick said...

    See, as someone who loves that movie, I kind of feel like this scene is the only obvious flaw in the movie. Its such a cop-out and given the realistic feel of the rest of the film. Something just feels contrived about it.

  • 9 9-05-2011 at 3:07 pm

    Craig said...

    Seriously, one of the best scenes of the past ten years. Love it.