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(Vulture)   The Art of Endings: every film should end with a song-and-dance routine to send the audience off on a high   (vulture.com) divider line
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2021-02-24 2:01:32 PM  
I prefer the Walk of Life.
 
2021-02-24 2:11:57 PM  
Monty Python and the Holy Grail- Intermission Music
Youtube O0wOD9TWynM
 
2021-02-24 3:21:19 PM  
The Chemical Brothers - Free Yourself
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2021-02-24 3:22:36 PM  
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2021-02-24 3:34:41 PM  
That would be an interesting way to end Lars Von Trier films.
 
2021-02-24 3:34:48 PM  
Saving Private Ryan could have used a big dance number in Arlington National Cemetery, complete with a crane shot at the end.
 
2021-02-24 3:42:35 PM  

Spectrum: Saving Private Ryan could have used a big dance number in Arlington National Cemetery, complete with a crane shot at the end.


I think shooting vulture or turkey would be better choice
 
2021-02-24 3:47:36 PM  
No. There is enough of a problem with forced happy endings as it is. Let the damn people die at the end if thats what the story really calls for
 
2021-02-24 3:47:50 PM  
I've yet to see a movie that's ending is more fun, uplifting, and dare I say sexy, as Requiem for a Dream.
 
2021-02-24 3:49:17 PM  
Ending on a high note, you say?

Ending on a high note...
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2021-02-24 3:49:41 PM  
wolproject.com

They're not wrong.
 
2021-02-24 3:58:57 PM  
Can't wait to see Mulholland Drive retrofitted for this!

/terrified emoji too scared to comment
 
2021-02-24 4:00:47 PM  
I always felt that all movies should end like Fast Times At Ridgemont High.  Just a quick synopsis of what happened in the future.  Ghandi would've been more uplifting if we never saw him get assassinated.  Instead, the camera stops and at the bottom of the picture it says, "Ghandi saved Brooke Shields from drowning and blew the reward money on Van Halen playing his birthday party."  That's the movie I'd like to see.
 
2021-02-24 4:03:26 PM  
Hellzapoppin' (1941) - Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart, the Harlem Congeroos
Youtube qBZnn56vebo
 
2021-02-24 4:23:18 PM  
Oblig:

#Fellini "8 1/2" (1963) 🔸Dir. #FedericoFellini
Youtube XlkAur4SDzQ
 
2021-02-24 4:25:32 PM  
All That Jazz - Bye Bye Life (HD)
Youtube 4XAQ4vFQEJo
 
2021-02-24 4:27:44 PM  
It's why everyone loves Shrek and nobody loves Justice League.
 
2021-02-24 4:33:08 PM  
Not sure if amistad would work with a snappy jazz number at the end.
 
2021-02-24 4:33:51 PM  
Would this work for Grave of the Fireflies?
 
2021-02-24 4:40:28 PM  
The Voices was not improved with that kind of ending.   OTOH, Human Highway wasn't any worse for it.   I still don't get it:  I love Neil Young and I love Devo, but dayum that was an awful movie.
 
2021-02-24 4:42:31 PM  
So that means both "Irreversible" and "Memento" would start with a song and dance.
 
2021-02-24 4:42:57 PM  
Yeah, I can see how in Taxi Driver we could have had an ending where Travis has a dance off with Sport and his buddies.
 
2021-02-24 4:43:23 PM  

skinink: So that means both "Irreversible" and "Memento" would start with a song and dance.


Which Irreversible sort of did.
 
2021-02-24 4:45:40 PM  
I remember leaving the theater after seeing  Bohemian Rhapsody and thinking that it wasn't even fair.  It didn't matter what the movie had been like up until that point, there's no way I wasn't going to feel good after the end just being a 20 minute Queen concert.
 
2021-02-24 4:50:54 PM  
Paddington 2 End Credit Scene - Funny Dance HD
Youtube lZbH7DDKiAo
 
2021-02-24 4:57:36 PM  
I think a song and dance routine might have undermined the powerful ending of Schindler's List.
 
2021-02-24 5:07:28 PM  
Ghostbusters 2016 Dance Scene
Youtube rLJwiCvcfqI
Made the film so much better right?
 
2021-02-24 5:30:16 PM  
Blade Runners 1 and 2
 
2021-02-24 5:58:57 PM  
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2021-02-24 6:25:24 PM  
Blazing Saddles? Probably NSFW

Blazing Saddles- The French Mistake
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2021-02-24 6:26:07 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Blade Runner


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2021-02-24 6:51:30 PM  
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2021-02-24 7:00:46 PM  
This could have been the song and dance number for the Passion of the Christ
RiFF RAFF & GHETTY "BATH SALTS" (Official Video)
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2021-02-24 7:28:17 PM  

Fellini8.5: Oblig:

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Looks up thread. OK...I'll bite.

Username checks out.

/Was absolutely blazed the first time I watched that movie.
//Not sure I would recommend that to anyone
///What am I saying...I absolutely would recommend it!
 
2021-02-24 7:30:55 PM  
Small furry animals along with the singing and dancing is best.

Mars Attacks - Finale
Youtube 3CAmD8BAqG0
 
2021-02-24 7:48:36 PM  

lifeslammer: No. There is enough of a problem with forced happy endings as it is. Let the damn people die at the end if thats what the story really calls for


I've always felt most films should end with the protagonist being carried off by a pterodactyl.
 
2021-02-24 7:49:39 PM  

Hendawg: I always felt that all movies should end like Fast Times At Ridgemont High.  Just a quick synopsis of what happened in the future.  Ghandi would've been more uplifting if we never saw him get assassinated.  Instead, the camera stops and at the bottom of the picture it says, "Ghandi saved Brooke Shields from drowning and blew the reward money on Van Halen playing his birthday party."  That's the movie I'd like to see.


I do enjoy that style of ending. It works for a lot of films too.
 
2021-02-24 8:09:12 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I think a song and dance routine might have undermined the powerful ending of Schindler's List.


Wasn't the blooper reel during the end credits bad enough?
 
2021-02-24 8:17:47 PM  

lifeslammer: No. There is enough of a problem with forced happy endings as it is. Let the damn people die at the end if thats what the story really calls for


It's possible to do both. Example: ALL THAT JAZZ.
 
2021-02-24 10:56:20 PM  
Zatoichi Dance Festival Ending (Best Quality)
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2021-02-25 5:58:19 AM  
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