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December 17, 2010
We’ve covered some of the best plots and movie endings in Hollywood history.
We've also covered movies so bad they were even lovable.
But, there is an entire pantheon reserved for good movies, some even considered great movies, marred by unusual gimmicks and strange endings.
For example why did the boat have to sink in "Titanic"?
(Bad jokes are acceptable on a Friday.)
"The Sixth Sense," had a surprise ending, you could probably see from five miles away.
But the surprise ending has been no surprise in Hollywood history.
An almost classic noir like "Woman in the Window," directed by Fritz Lang, was compromised by the infamous, "it was all a dream" ending.
In "Poetics," Aristotle considered plot the most important element of drama, even more important than character.
A plot must have, he said, a beginning, middle and an end, and it would be nice if they all related to one another as being either necessary, or probable.
The script writers for "Memento," weren't paying attention since they had two plots twists going backwards and forwards at the same time, which resulted in rave reviews —mainly since people were afraid to admit they didn't know what was going on.
In the "Color of Money," where the movie builds to a confrontation between Newman and Cruise, it never happens, leaving viewers behind the eight ball.
(Martin Scorsese probably thought it was too obvious.)
An unreliable narrator, another technique, has come in for its share of flack — revealing that the narrator has fabricated the proceeding story, and made the reader or viewer feel like an idiot.
One can argue, and should, it is these same "gimmicks" that have made these films what they are today.
Anyway, in case I have proven to be an unreliable narrator in judging movies — that have come close, but (perhaps) let us down — I will turn to you, who have never let us down.
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