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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:56 PM
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So I just got done watching 'The Mist'....
and it was very well done.
It was a good movie but...
the ending...
dear God.
I did not NEED something this depressing. :cry: :cry: I feel like the movie personally punched me in the balls. THIS IS YOUR FAULT STEPHEN KING!!! Now I need some Mark Gormley to make it all better. :cry: :cry:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:00 PM
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1. my sister hated that movie
she said it fucked with her head for days
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:04 PM
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2. it wouldn't have been so bad if the ending hadn't been such a downer.
and it's a SERIOUS downer.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:08 PM
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3. haven't seen it myself
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:09 PM
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4. don't unless you want to be horribly depressed.
by the way.
hi. :)
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:12 PM
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5. yeah, I can do that without a movie.....
hi babe
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:33 PM
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6. miss you
:)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:49 PM
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7. How 'bout some fitting Gormley...
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:55 PM
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11. Oh, bless you...
this brings me peace...such peace...
:D
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:56 PM
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13. I had to pause what I was watching to listen to it.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:00 PM
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16. That's because Mark deserves and demands your undivided attention.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:51 PM
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8. It pissed me off.
I'm not sure if that was good or not.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:52 PM
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9. The novella has a much more positive ending.
I'm not sure what the point of the film's ending was...that life is frustratingly futile at times?
At least Ollie was awesome. He made the whole movie worth it.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:55 PM
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10. I couldn't remember how the book ended.
It had been years since I read it. But I do remember saying "WTF?" watching the movie thinking...."wait this isn't right..."
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:56 PM
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12. Let me give you a clue.
The ending to the novella does not include the awful 'Four bullets? But there are five of us!' scene.
Fuck.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:58 PM
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14. Well yeah!
I know that...

Was there an real ending in the novella? My fuzzy memory only remembers them driving, looking for a radio station...
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:59 PM
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15. He manages to find one.
And it ends with them heading off into an uncertain future.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:01 PM
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17. Ahhhh
Thank you.

:D
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:49 AM
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23. If memory serves...
They continue driving south for a couple of days. They've stopped to rest someplace, and the main character is just scrolling up and down the radio dial, trying to pick up a station. And for a brief instant, he gets one and hears a word that gives him hope: "Hartford".
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:02 PM
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18. But an anti-Hollywood ending.
It wasn't nice, but at least they didn't go for the typical happy-smiley ending. It was effective, because we weren't expecting it.

Terry Gilliam was under pressure by the studios to make the ending of Brazil into a happy one. Thankfully, he didn't. The point of the story was then underlined.

Artsy-fart philosophising aside, sorry it spoiled your Saturday night. :hi:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:05 PM
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19. The ending of the novella is anti-Hollywood too.
It's much more ambiguous, (it's not all roses) but it has a glimmer of hope.
I saw no reason to change that.
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:20 PM
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21. I think the director was going for a "Night of The living Dead" style ending
I remember how I felt the first time I saw what happens to Ben at the end of that film. The Mist collector DVD actually has a version of the movie presented in black & white.

Overall I liked the movie but the ending did seem a bit cruel to the characters. The Mist is one of my all time favorite King short stories.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:08 PM
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20. The ending in the book was more depressing.
:D
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:46 AM
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22. Yeah, that was a punch to the gut, wasn't it?
When I realized what he was going to do, and how it was going to be incredibly difficult to do the right thing to spare pain and and agony, the amount of love needed...

Well, I have a 4-year-old, and it made me think really really hard.



Then the movie ends, and you wonder why he didn't simply charge towards the nearest soldier waving the gun... suicide by M16, yanno?


I think that's what I would have done.
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