In the cafeteria footage at Columbine, there’s a split second where you see Eric and Dylan head upstairs. In an eerie fuzzed out security tape.
Not only is that the last footage of them alive, and you actually see them AFTER they carried out the massacre, and shot people, and you see what guns they used, but I always notice how slowly they move. Like their excitement of the shooting has passed, and they now realize its the end. I see lifeless bodies going upstairs. Not people, basically soul less. They know once they go up those stairs, they wont be coming back down alive.
If you notice, for a split second, Eric surveys the cafeteria, before heading up, and so does Dylan. They both fully turn their head to see. As in a ‘final’ look. As if to say ‘well this is it’ or ‘this is what we actually did’ because they know their life is now in their own hands.
I try and analyze how they’re both feeling, by how they bound up the stairs differently.
You can see they’re both silent. Not saying anything. Just moving slowly. Not even next to each other. Their guns hanging from their hands, lifelessly at their side. Not propped up ready to hit anything that moves, or even shooting at the walls. No excitement exists at this moment in time. What they had always wanted to do, and planned for 14 months, was over in just a few minutes. They knew their life would follow the same pattern. They took a quick look. And went upstairs to finish the job.