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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2012, 12:06:53 AM »
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Probably my all time favorite ending for any movie is 8 1/2.

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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2012, 01:19:23 AM »
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Limbo

John Sayles?

that was a terrific ending.

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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 04:26:44 AM »
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Grave of the fireflies

Fave von trier ending - breaking the waves
Fave woodsy Allen ending -  Manhattan   (it's like magnolia + pdl)
Fave Scorsese ending - age of innocence

Roy Andersson does incredible endings.

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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2012, 08:16:03 AM »
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Fave von trier ending - breaking the waves

This one wins for me.

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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2012, 09:16:02 AM »
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FilmCrit Hulk has a good article on this called The Ending Is The Conceit mostly about (the totally underrated) "Super" but also discussing "transformative endings," a PTA specialty.

FOR REFERENCE, THE LIST OF OTHER MOVIES THAT INCLUDE THESE SORTS OF TRANSFORMATIVE ENDINGS INCLUDE THE ALTERCATION WITH KAY/CLOSING DOOR OF THE GODFATHER, THE ZIPPING OF THE BAG IN ALL THAT JAZZ, THE “HAIL SATAN!” OF ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE SEAT-BELT SIGN IN SAY ANYTHING, THE WALK ACROSS THE POND IN BEING THERE, THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF FIGHT CLUB (“YOU’VE MET ME AT A VERY STRANGE TIME IN MY LIFE”), AND THE ENTIRETY OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S WORK (THINK ABOUT IT: HIDING THE BLOOD ON THE CUFF, “YOU’RE A STAR,” THE HINT OF A SMILE, A HUG FROM BEHIND, AND LASTLY, “I’M FINISHED.” PTA IS THE MASTER OF THE SMALL GESTURE).

http://filmcrithulk.wordpress.com/tag/the-ending-is-the-conceit/
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2012, 11:24:54 AM »
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25th Hour

The first ending that made me cry in the cinema.
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 11:59:42 AM »
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I like movies that seem to have resolved itself but then come at you with a surprise. obviously 6th sense is the clearest to mind, but I like the ones that are more emotional - like Eat Drink Man Woman, Raising Arizona, and In America.
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2012, 12:16:44 AM »
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2012, 02:44:43 PM »
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012, 04:15:57 PM »
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Wet Hot American Summer i.e. "No, we said nine so we could be here by nine thirty."
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2012, 11:03:31 AM »
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crimes and misdemeanors

the first time i cried at one is in dead poets society
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Re: The greatest ending ever?
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2012, 02:34:30 PM »
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nights of cabiria
city lights
the new world, days of heaven
l'eclisse, l'avventura, blowup
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beau travail
sunset boulevard
barton fink
written on the wind, imitation of life
late spring
ghost world
taste of cherry
before sunset



 

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