Movie Zero for the walk-away KABOOM
June 23, 2010 5:54 PM Subscribe
As a result of a drunken challenge, we're trying to find Movie Zero (à la Patient Zero) where the hero walks away as something explodes and doesn't look back.
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(You may know this trope as the Unflinching Walk
, or, as the Lonely Island called it, "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions"
George Clooney slouches up the street in Syriana.
Gary Oldman doesn't even look up from cigarette in The Fifth Element.
Anton Chigurh needs his meds in No Country For Old Men.
What was the earliest
movie you can think of where the character walks away and doesn't look back as something explodes? (Slo-mo optional.) We're going to trace this sucker back to the source.
(To be clear, yes, there's famous bit
where Bond is the only one in the bar who doesn't react to the explosion. But we're looking for the walk-away.)