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Question: What ending(s) has/have most caught your eye? Just popped up in my mind, and thought it would be a good discussion point. As well as the film, endings need to make sure they round off a film in a good way, because otherwise that just ruins the whole film. So, what do you think? I choose two particular films:
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (I never knew)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (Need to read the books)
Doesn't have to be a good ending, just something that stuck in your mind for a particular reason.
Fight Club, Planet of the apes, Memento.
Those three endings stuck with me.
Any particular reason?
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World because it is astoundingly hysterical and it sums up the epic comedy nicely.
The Dark Knight because it was emotional
Lawrence of Arabia because there is a sense of forebooding and sadness about Arabia and its future as a country.
Monty Python's Holy Grail movie. That ending was so ridiculous it worked.
I hated that ending, so anti-climatic
There's a few....
Aguirre The Wrath of God has perhaps the creepiest ending I have seen.
M... Just listen to the final words the lady says...
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a close second with that.
Stanley Kubrick's The Killing has a superb ending. I thought the movie was ok, but the final 10 minutes are incredible.
Bridge on the River Kwai has me on the edge of my seat every time I see it.
@John W. I agree for the Bridge on the River Kwai. That was one of cinema's memorable film endings. Madness....
Clockwork Orange and The Prestige both end on the creepiest images in existence.
I love Coen Brothers endings, particularly Burn After Reading.
And of course Once Upon a time in the west, for that music.
That reminds me...I need to see these films. Even because of the endings, would you still recommend them?
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
Any particular one? I'd love to see Burn After Reading. Who has that got in it, because I recognised it earlier.
My Dad showed us a few clips of Clockwork Orange, and it looked disturbing. Especially to my Mum. She likes light-hearted comedies, but she has seen other stuff. I still might want to watch it though.
My brother's taught me a lot about movies. He takes a good approach to different sorts of movies, particularly horror movies. He got me Jaws, The Birds and the remake of Psycho. Funnily enough, when I told him I wanted to keep an open mind about certain movies and that I wanted to embrace and widen onto other genres, he was extremely interested. Of course I know I have to maintain my own well-being and health, but I look up to him particularly as he is 19 years old and I am 16 years old.
So you see, I really enjoy looking at variety. It's the experience we get from watching all sorts of movies.
Thanks. I'll see if I can find them.