Movies, in general, have happy endings. The hero triumphs over adversity and the audience leaves the theater feeling good. But what if the bad guy won? What if the bomb went off? While the happy ending dominates cinema, some of the best movies of all time have taken the ‘dark ending’ route, and now some that did not have been reimagined with new conclusions.
Alternate Endings is a brand new art show presented by the Silver Screen Society and opening December 14 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each artist in the show picked one of their favorite movies and created a piece of art showing an “alternate ending.” So, for example, Godmachine surmised that Tetsuo won in Akira. Mark Englert reimagined James Bond’s childhood in Skyfall. Others changed the endings of Home Alone, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
After the jump, check out a few images from the show and get all the pertinent info. Read More »
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After the jump, read some quotes from the filmmaker on each of those topics as well as his polarizing ending to The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
(Spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow.)
When a recent rumor cropped up that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been tapped to play the new Batman in Justice League, it seemed like a logical narrative extension of The Dark Knight Rises. The end of the film set up Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake as a successor to Bruce Wayne, so it only made sense that the character would carry over into Warner Bros.’ efforts at a DC cinematic universe.
However, Nolan says that was never really his intention — that he left the door open on his way out of Gotham for thematic reasons, not for studio franchise purposes. In a thoughtful new interview, Nolan discussed why, exactly, The Dark Knight Rises ended as it did and what the Batman meant to him. Hit the jump to read on.
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