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« Reply #450 on: Oct 30th, 2014, 08:47am »

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« Reply #451 on: Oct 30th, 2014, 3:15pm »

on Oct 30th, 2014, 08:47am, foxfeeder wrote:
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« Reply #452 on: Nov 7th, 2014, 05:35am »

on Oct 27th, 2014, 3:32pm, Lily wrote:
I'm trying to think of other movies that have had ambiguous endings, I know what you mean Dusty, it can be interesting.


Films with ambiguous endings…

Marmoru Oshii’s “Avalon”: – After a series of “what’s real?” scenes apparently taking place in different levels of virtual reality (the makers of the Matrix films were partly inspired by Oshii’s ideas), the heroine finally comes face to face with the “Ghost” (in the machine) in the shape of a young girl, but we still don’t know whether it is all real or virtual. We then get a close-up of the girl giving an enigmatic, knowing smile, then… a blank screen with the caption “Welcome to Avalon”… end of film.

“Inception”: Another “what is real” film. Leonardo DiCaprio’s character uses a small spinning top to work out whether what he’s experiencing is real or a dream. If it is real the top will slow down and fall over, if it is a dream the top will just carry on spinning. At the end he is apparently home, to make sure he sets his top spinning, but he then goes off to say hello to his children, leaving the camera focussed on the spinning top… but then the credits roll before we’ve had a chance to see which way the top goes!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Don’t laugh, I really like this film, and I have two young children who like it as well. Much as I like it though I always think it a let-down that the whole “Vulgaria” plotline is just a story made up by the father to entertain the children on a picnic – including all the magical flying and hover-crafting. But then, right at the end of the film (after the end of the father’s story) the car flies again – this time without wings. So the car is magic after all…?

Bladerunner: I like the way the inclusion of an apparently random dream sequence in the Director’s Cut completely changes the tone of the ending, leaving it much more ambiguous (that is until you read Ridley Scott’s own take on the ending…which I suppose you have to take as definitive really!). Deckard’s police colleague has a habit of making tiny little sculptures and origami figures, which he tends to leave around as calling cards. When Deckard finds one outside his apartment right at the end of the film as he and Rachel are leaving, you take it as just that, a calling card to show that he’s been around. But in the Director’s Cut, having seen Deckard’s dream earlier in the film, Deckard’s discovery of the figure and the slight pause for thought and nod to himself just before he and Rachel leave (and the film ends) takes on a whole new significance…
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« Reply #453 on: Nov 7th, 2014, 07:21am »

on Nov 7th, 2014, 05:35am, MartinH wrote:
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Bladerunner: I like the way the inclusion of an apparently random dream sequence in the Director’s Cut completely changes the tone of the ending, leaving it much more ambiguous (that is until you read Ridley Scott’s own take on the ending…which I suppose you have to take as definitive really!). Deckard’s police colleague has a habit of making tiny little sculptures and origami figures, which he tends to leave around as calling cards. When Deckard finds one outside his apartment right at the end of the film as he and Rachel are leaving, you take it as just that, a calling card to show that he’s been around. But in the Director’s Cut, having seen Deckard’s dream earlier in the film, Deckard’s discovery of the figure and the slight pause for thought and nod to himself just before he and Rachel leave (and the film ends) takes on a whole new significance…


This is the only good thing about The Directors Cut. I really miss Dekard's monologue in his head so to speak as it makes the whole film like a detective film from the 30's.

The twist is superb in this ending however.

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« Reply #454 on: Nov 7th, 2014, 10:38am »

Films with ambiguous endings…

A Serious Man

Brilliant Coen brothers film, about a young physics professor whose life seems to be falling apart. His wife is leaving him and he is forced to leave his home and move into a hotel along with his deadbeat brother, his kids don't respect him, he is up for tenure at the college but there are doubts about his acceptance, and a student is trying to bribe him for a better grade. He looks for meaning to his life by trying to find answers from his local rabbis, but becomes more delusioned in the process. Then, just as things seem to be turning around for him, an impending catastrophe suddenly approaches, at which point the movie just ends without knowing the outcome.
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« Reply #455 on: Nov 11th, 2014, 1:40pm »

Taking the grandson to see Paddington at the end of the month and Get Santa next month
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« Reply #456 on: Nov 15th, 2014, 7:41pm »

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Wow. Like... wow. A bizarre, unique, amazingly original sci-fi action movie.
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« Reply #457 on: Nov 18th, 2014, 02:28am »

on Nov 7th, 2014, 07:21am, John Wilkinson wrote:
This is the only good thing about The Directors Cut. I really miss Dekard's monologue in his head so to speak as it makes the whole film like a detective film from the 30's.

The twist is superb in this ending however.

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Glad it's not just me who likes and misses Deckard's voiceover - very noir and atmospheric!
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« Reply #458 on: Nov 26th, 2014, 06:43am »

Watched the James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' at the weekend, a long film at 2hrs 20ish, but thoroughly enjoyed it, didn't find that it dragged at all.
Chadwick Boseman does an admirable job of playing The Godfather of Soul and of course there is music itself.

I also watched the recently released 'Northern Soul' about the mid-seventies UK movement based out of Wigan Casino, which was a pretty reasonable and gritty romp through this scene.
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« Reply #459 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 1:03pm »

Last night I saw the final installment of The Hobbit.

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« Reply #460 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 3:44pm »

on Dec 12th, 2014, 1:03pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Last night I saw the final installment of The Hobbit.

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Uh-oh. your reaction doesn't fill me with a longing to go see it. I probably will anyway... I go for the spectacle and to spend the time with my boy... not a big fan.
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« Reply #461 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 4:08pm »

I watched THE BOOK THIEF on TV.

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Book much better.
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« Reply #462 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 4:37pm »

on Dec 12th, 2014, 3:44pm, Dust wrote:
Uh-oh. your reaction doesn't fill me with a longing to go see it. I probably will anyway... I go for the spectacle and to spend the time with my boy... not a big fan.


Well it's certainly a spectacle... yes, it was good fun and made a grand ending.

But oh man. It's a story I love done in the same wondrous setting as the previous trilogy, with a great score and superb acting. A hell of an effort was put into these films by some very talented people. But some of the writing and editing choices are just, well, a bit baffling. And that's kind of a big deal.

Oh well!
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« Reply #463 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 5:00pm »

Finally saw this one, enjoyable...
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« Reply #464 on: Dec 13th, 2014, 11:57am »

on Dec 12th, 2014, 4:08pm, Lily wrote:
I watched THE BOOK THIEF on TV.

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Book much better.


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