I don’t know what gave me the idea to do a list of the best movies with severed digits – in this case, digits is not meant in a mathematical way, but in the fingers and toes way – but since all lists are inherently arbitrary constructed and a little stupid (AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs, anybody?), it seemed all right just to embrace these lists for all their stupidity and pick something outre.
So, here it is, the ten best movies that prominently feature a severed finger. Or toe.
(Incidentally, I thought about calling this ‘pieces and parts’ but chose an equally silly title.)
Since I started the Terse Book Review feature to help put out some product on the blog – yes, even though you get this for free, I still feel like I should be giving more – there’s no reason not to transition to movies. So, here goes:
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Good movie, but there’s more spitting here than a porno. Continue reading
A great unsung crime novel marred only by occasionally clunky dialog/exposition. Ripe for rediscovery. Also a great movie.
(As a note, the afterward of the story includes a notice of the main character winning a baking contest in which she is identified as Mrs. Frank Mansifield. For those aware of the Willeford oeuvre, they already know Frank Mansfield was the protagonist of Willeford’s earlier novel, Cockfighter. Glad to see Frank Mansfield managed to find himself love.)