This weeks' theme from Wandering Through The Shelves are those wonderful last glimpses of people that were taken too soon. The hardest part of this is finding the actual final film. When I saw this I immediately thought "The Dark Knight" but that technically wasn't Heath Ledger's final film. In fact, I unfortunately didn't love a lot of my favorite actors like Heath or Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final films that graced the big screen. Here are three films from actors we lost that were really solid.
Peter Finch didn't live long enough to accept the Oscar he rightfully earned for this performance. Network is such a good film and the ending is always a bit more sad knowing Finch also passed after it was completed.
Anton Yelchin had four films come out in the year after his untimely death, the last being the Wonderful Thoroughbreds. It's my favorite of those films that came out posthumously. He doesn't have a huge part but it is a memorable one.
I had no idea when I drove 2 hours to see this little indie film in theaters that it was writer/director/star Adrienne Shelly's last. I wanted to see it based on the trailer and was quite shocked when I came home, jumped online and saw she was murdered so horrifically. It's such a an enjoyable film that I try to focus on how proud she must be of it. It's lovely and heartbreaking at the same time.