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11 Jul 2018 10:43 a.m. PST
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Militia Pete08 Mar 2013 10:03 a.m. PST

So, which act of defenestation is best shown in a movie?

And would we include acts of being trown out a windshield?

J Womack 9408 Mar 2013 10:10 a.m. PST

Hey! You can't talk like that in here! This here's a public market!

Caesar08 Mar 2013 10:14 a.m. PST

I've always said that the best defenestration is a good offenestration.

elsyrsyn08 Mar 2013 10:45 a.m. PST

And should you include autodefenestration?


Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 11:01 a.m. PST

Is that when a bunch of dudes go into the woods with chain saws and skid loaders???

pigbear08 Mar 2013 11:07 a.m. PST

Wow that went off track immediately. In case anyone actually wants a real answer, I like the scene in "The Man Who Fell to Earth".

captainquirk08 Mar 2013 11:08 a.m. PST

Plenty O'toole in Diamonds Are Forever

skippy000108 Mar 2013 11:20 a.m. PST

Wasn't the Thirties Year War started by the Defenestration of Prague(two Bishops thrown out of a window into a dung heap)?
Nowadays they throw shoes…but did those shoes previously step into ..something?
OOH! OOH!…if a shoe was attached to a Britsh landmine that was disguised as camel dung(WWII), THAT would be quite a defenestration.
OR Cinderella's glass slipper was…smudged…

ok, i'm going to bed..

richarDISNEY08 Mar 2013 11:31 a.m. PST

The one on Brisco County Jr. pilot episode.

zippyfusenet08 Mar 2013 11:38 a.m. PST

The one in Jabberwocky, where old man Fishfinger is taking a contemplative dump out his window into the river.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 11:52 a.m. PST

Great word. I had to look it up before my trip to Prague in 2010.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 11:56 a.m. PST

I nominate the episode of Firefly where Mal is thrown through a holographic window. That was pretty cool.

Or the scene in Stardust where Septimus pushes his brother out the window at the King's prompting. Really showed how twisted that whole family was.

John the Confused08 Mar 2013 12:03 p.m. PST

Hans Gruber by John McClane out of Nakatomi Plaza.

Militia Pete08 Mar 2013 12:57 p.m. PST

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves when Friar Tuck pushed the corrupt Bishop out the window. That is what I thought of the whole movie!

That might be another poll topic. Most expensive defenestration.
Kevin Costner swinging through a stained glass window.

Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 1:51 p.m. PST

If "defenestration" is being tossed out a window, wouldn't Kevin Costner flying into a window be a "fenestration"?

Graycat08 Mar 2013 2:09 p.m. PST

The Red Dwarf episode where the crew accidentally knock Lee Harvey Oswald out of the window just before he shoots.

J Womack 9408 Mar 2013 3:23 p.m. PST

I have to second Plenty O'Toole's abrupt departure. Pity. She was such a nice girl. Named after her father, I think.

GR C1708 Mar 2013 7:25 p.m. PST

My fav was the one in Mel "I hate the English" Gibson's Braveheart. Sure it never happened but it was pretty good all the same.

Now for a self inflected defenestration, watch Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island when she jumps thru the window and on to the coach. Best part . . . she did it herself!


Red Dwarf is good.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 9:30 p.m. PST

How about the late Charles Durning's spectacular suicide at the opening of "The Hudsucker Proxy?"

Man, that was one for the AGES!


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2013 9:36 p.m. PST

Nobody has mentioned the dog in There's Something About Mary.


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2013 4:28 a.m. PST

Did we start this thread so we could use the word "defenestration"?

Feet up now09 Mar 2013 8:56 a.m. PST

The deforestration in the Avatar movie was impressive given the sizemologicalness of the trees.

ubercommando09 Mar 2013 12:37 p.m. PST

Skyfall…the silhouette fight in Shanghai

Point Blank…Lee Marvin throws a naked John Vernon out of a window and off a balcony.

Agesilaus09 Mar 2013 9:42 p.m. PST


Old Slow Trot11 Mar 2013 6:02 a.m. PST

Or when Cary Grant is ordered to "let go of that man" in "Gunga Din",and does so,dropping him from the upper window,and gives a shrug of "just doing what you said to do."

Altius11 Mar 2013 1:43 p.m. PST

This one: YouTube link

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2013 1:50 p.m. PST


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