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Old August 9 2010, 11:25 PM   #621
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010

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My problem with the ending (as noted in my review many, many pages back) was that it requires the protagonist to come down with an extreme case of stupidity after behaving with a modicum of common sense for most of the way through.
Do you mean when...

Apologies if you've indicated exactly what you mean up the thread--this one seems to have stretched two or three dozen pages.
Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Felt like a rushed effort to get to a downbeat ending.
Ah, okay. Apparently, the film was originally slated to end with Ghost disappearing into the crowd at the party. The bit in the street at the end (I'm being vague out of laziness to spoiler code) was added when Polanski and Harris felt the ending was too upbeat.

It didn't destroy the film for me--it's the technical problems that bring it down.
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