And BAM! insomnia hits again. Apparently. Inexplicably.
And since two o'clock in the morning obviously
is the best time for making decisions, I hereby declare my intention to do that thirty-day movie meme. Which is even cruel by my standards, since I'm not the sort of person who ever say "This one is my favourite movie in the whole world". Oh, and by the time I've (hopefully) finished this, I'll be through with all my exams for the term and also be twenty-three years old. So!Day 01 - A movie that shouldn't have ended the way it did
Obvious answer: The Magnificent Ambersons. Test audiences are idiots.
After some more thought... Certain gangster movies of the thirties. The Roaring Twenties comes to mind.
I know the Hollywood plot rule at the time was "a killer must die in the end" and yeah, the protagonist in gangster movies does a whole lotta killin' so, you know, the ending never comes as a big surprise. But in certain movies of the era, the studio obviously had so much fun playing with their larger-than-life gangster they would postpone the death scene to literally the last few minutes of the movie. They'd have him swingin' in one scene, damsel on his arm and gunsel at his side, and then randomly killed in a drive-by shooting in the next. No build up, no foreshadowing, just "all right, fun's over, the nanny state wanted this ending".
And yet I forgive them every time. Because I love gangster movies.
The original Scarface (1932) doesn't have one of those
annoying endings, but I bet you can guess what happens to
Paul Muni in the final reel.
Things you can look forward to over the coming month:
Day 02 - A movie that you wish more people would watch
Day 03 - Your favorite new movie (came out this year)
Day 04 - Your favorite movie ever
Day 05 - A movie you hate
Day 06 - Favorite movie of your favorite movie franchise
Day 07 - Least favorite movie of your favorite movie franchise
Day 08 - A movie everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you
Day 12 - The movie you’ve watched the most
Day 13 - Favorite childhood movie
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie
Day 17 - Favorite short film
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best movie cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite ending
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? ending
Day 27 - Best begining
Day 28 - First movie obsession
Day 29 - Current movie obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death