And then the joke in the last verse of watching Walter Cronkite deliver the coda.
The scene serves as the coda to The Last of the Unjust, and it ranks as one of the most splendid closing sequences in cinema.
It has also, sadly, turned out to be the coda for its director's career.
"concluding passage in a musical composition," 1753, from Latin cauda "tail of an animal."
An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for “tail.”