The last shot of MICHAEL CLAYTON

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Mar 2008 in Analyses Reviews

It doesn’t happen very often that you can witness a wonderful if not ingenious moment in a movie. Yet sometimes you can. And those moments are sadly rare.

Today I watched the movie MICHAEAL CLAYTON with George Clooney playing an attorney who has to deal with a mental breakdown of a fellow attorney and slowly gets involved of a big case of lies and murderer.

Well, you can say many things about that movie, but two things are sure: firstly, this is not the regular attorney-gets-conscience-thriller-movie. And secondly the last ending shot of MICHAEL CLAYTON is pure genius.

At the end of the movie, George Clooney confronts the bad guy/girl with the fact that not only he is still living but also wants a big bribe to keep his mouth shut. The girl