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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2019, 08:35:42 AM »
This was the story of Howard Beale. The first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.

Yep

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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2019, 01:32:29 PM »
One of the best endings to any film ever is, of course, the original ending to top David Essex and Diane Keen- starring film Silver Dream Racef ( 1980 )

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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 01:42:19 PM »
I was cured alright

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2019, 01:52:12 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2019, 07:37:55 PM »
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This isn't the Great entireties of movies thread

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2019, 08:38:06 PM »
Life of Brian. Bleak, funny and perfectly fitting.

Dr Strangelove. See above.

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2019, 10:05:18 PM »
Blade Runner: Director's/Ultimate Cut

"Too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?" (Shakeycam, door slams shut)

Perfect.

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« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2019, 10:24:02 PM »
Withnail & I - tragic and foreboding. Local Hero - subtly devastating.

Both understated but beautiful.

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« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2019, 10:38:36 PM »
Ah yeah, local hero's ending is so melancholy. So was Housekeeping.

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2019, 10:40:47 PM »
Reminds me of Wong Kar Wai admitting that the iconic ending to In the Mood for Love was supposed to be entirely different but they ran out of time and had to finish the movie before its scheduled premiere.

Also cf. If...'s change to black and white (depending on who you ask, but far from an artistic choice - they ran out of colour stock and couldn't afford any more so were reduced to pilfering black and white short ends from studio bins), and Blow-Up's enigmatic ending (confirmed by Ronan O'Casey - subject of all the photo fuss - as the production completely running out of money).


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Ah, that's a great one.

There is an alternative school of thought which thinks the exact opposite.  I've mentioned several times in other threads about the first time me and Mrs Nose watched it.  I jokingly said "and then the army will appear".  Except they actually did.  We both looked at each other and laughed and said how shit it was and how badly it was done.  Not really the response it's supposed to get...

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2019, 11:00:08 PM »
Two Lane Blacktop.



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« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2019, 11:04:52 PM »
Two Lane Blacktop.

There's a load of good road films with quality endings, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and Vanishing Point are another couple.

A couple of years ago they had a festival of them in a local cinema, Blacktop, The Driver, Vanishing Point, Drive, Bullitt, and the French Connection. Great stuff.

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« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2019, 04:39:15 PM »

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2019, 06:40:26 PM »
Years ago, at college, I truthfully told my Media Studies class that I loved the ending of the Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie, because of the brilliant twist that an egg had survived.

That might be the stupidest thing I've ever said.

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« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2019, 07:03:35 PM »

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« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2019, 07:17:38 PM »
Years ago, at college, I truthfully told my Media Studies class that I loved the ending of the Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie, because of the brilliant twist that an egg had survived.

That might be the stupidest thing I've ever said.
Nah, I'm sure you've said something more stupid about wearing the dead skin of a Ghost Mario.

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2019, 07:23:52 PM »
The ending of Birdy is one of the best I’ve seen. Recommend.

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2019, 07:24:47 PM »
Years ago, at college, I truthfully told my Media Studies class that I loved the ending of the Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie, because of the brilliant twist that an egg had survived.

That might be the stupidest thing I've ever said.


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« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2019, 01:24:34 PM »
Years ago, at college, I truthfully told my Media Studies class that I loved the ending of the Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie, because of the brilliant twist that an egg had survived.

That might be the stupidest thing I've ever said.
it's less of a twist and more a predictable set up for a sequel that had to be cancelled

got the cartoon out of it though

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« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2019, 06:19:46 PM »
The Quiet Earth, I think.

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« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2019, 07:06:43 PM »
"Mr Rusk, you're not wearing your tie."

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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2019, 07:15:23 PM »






Like the aforementioned Midnight Cowboy and Withnail And I, I similarly sob like a big baby to these other two endings.




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Re: Great ends to movies
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2019, 08:06:44 PM »
The Quiet Earth, I think.

Ah, thank you.

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« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2019, 09:37:25 PM »


Surely that tacked-on final scene is one of the worst endings to a great movie?

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« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2019, 09:44:05 PM »
Surely that tacked-on final scene is one of the worst endings to a great movie?

The exposition dump has dated badly, though was necessary at the time.  However, the "she wouldn't even hurt a fly" monologue and skull cross-fade is magnificent, I think.