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Tue, Jul 30, 2019 9:57 AM

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Poll suggestion: Are you satisfied with "Vertigo" (1958) ending?

Alfred Hitchcock was a movie making genius, but watching "Vertigo" left me with sour taste in my mouth. Movie was completely masterful until that abrupt ending that left me in disbelief. I am all for tragic endings, but this one felt so... out of place. I was expecting a happy ending to a beautiful love story, instead I got off screen death of second main character. It feels... Blah...  So much forced and not needed. That's at least my opinion, and the only reason I give it 9/10. But that's me. What's your opinion on the matter? :D 

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2 years ago

My take on the ending:
"Scottie stops being a follower, a passive character, he acts, and finally gets the truth from Judy, and when they finally embrace, in one ironic twist that would haunt cinematic memories for eternity, the film starts like it ended, with Judy falling to her death, frightened by the shadow of a nun, who came to ring the mission bell. The sight of Stewart in the top of the tower is the triumph of a man who overcame his handicap through an emotional shock that cost him the life of his precious love, what an irony, what a finale and what a film!"

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A nice interpretation! Guess I'm too much of a romantic :P

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2 years ago

markovd111,
Very interesting poll idea!  There's two ways to do this poll: 1) Do simple options, like "Yes", "No", and "Don't care."  :)  Or 2) you can make it a Poll Board User based poll, and take opinions from all of us on what should've happened, and turn that into a poll.

I think I will do the same kind of thing, only with "The Birds."  That was an unsatisfying ending to me. :)  I'm okay with the ending of Vertigo, although it's not my favorite Hitchcock movie.  Good luck and happy poll-making!