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« on: June 05, 2008, 10:44:18 PM »

Where's the ending to the movie? My copy didn't seem to have it.   saywhat
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 10:45:52 PM »

That's part of the sequel.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 10:54:15 PM »

Don't worry. They're making a sequel: 'No Country For Dbt'... in which Antoine the killer comes back to exact a vendetta on dbt. Dbt unloads an army of goats on him.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 11:16:07 PM »

Boy, haven't heard that 40,000 times since the movie came out.

I'd argue against the "it had no ending" bs as I normally do, but I'm just so tired of the argument. I've had it like three times in the last month with people at work.

I just don't get what's so hard to get about the movie's end. At all. It makes perfect sense.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 11:28:21 PM »

my take

Spoiler for Hiden:
llewyn dies
antoine finds hte money hidden in the air conditioning vent - remember the scene where tommy lee jones enters the hotel room and sees the vent displaced

antoine takes out the wife, - he wipes his feet on her porch as he walks away

Tommy lee jones, is wistful at the end not having caught the bad guy. He kind of has a shocked demeanor, and a sense of resigned sense to him as he recites that.

I love the end, where he says " Then i woke up" and the movie ends. So awesome...because the audience wakes up as he says that due to the movie ending

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 11:57:21 PM »

The movie itself was awesome.  I don't think the ending was particularly great or poor, it just seemed to fit.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 12:14:15 AM »

I liked this movie better when it was called Fargo.

And not just because it had some kind of payoff, which NCFOM lacked.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 01:17:10 AM »

The lack of payoff is the whole point of the movie.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 01:22:49 AM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on June 05, 2008, 10:44:18 PM

Where's the ending to the movie? My copy didn't seem to have it.   saywhat

it's there as an easter egg.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008, 01:28:41 AM »

Quote from: Thin_J on June 05, 2008, 11:16:07 PM

Boy, haven't heard that 40,000 times since the movie came out.

I'd argue against the "it had no ending" bs as I normally do, but I'm just so tired of the argument. I've had it like three times in the last month with people at work.

I just don't get what's so hard to get about the movie's end. At all. It makes perfect sense.

I believe it has to do with our conditioning. Hollywood has us trained, and the Cohen brothers gave the big FU to the standard patterns that we're accustomed to. I thought the story was much more interesting as it was. Kind of like 'truth is stranger than fiction'.

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008, 01:39:52 AM »

Isn't the ending pretty much that same as the books?  If so, I'll give the Cohens credit for not changing it but I'm not going to give them credit for the ending itself.

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 01:52:34 AM »

Quote from: gameoverman on June 06, 2008, 12:14:15 AM

I liked this movie better when it was called Fargo.

I still haven't seen NCFOM but that's my take on it from the reviews and the trailer. Probably why I haven't been in a rush to see it, so whenever it gets to my house via Netflix is when I'll see it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 06:54:11 AM »

I finally caught this flick last night... I thought it was all well put together. It seemed the movie, itself, was the payoff - and I rather liked the ending. It was perfect... Although I zoned out during the story and had to watch it a few times. It was nothing special, which was cool, but also why I had to keep watching it again and again, due to my mind drifting.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 09:05:46 AM »

And another thing...........I kept thinking the bad guy was Tommy Lee Jones playing a duel role for half the movie.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2008, 05:57:52 PM »

I thought the car accident scene at the end was just odd to me.  Then when TLJ poured himself a cup of coffee and was talking about his dreams I thought "ah ha, perfect time to sneak out and take a leak" since I had needed to since the opening credits almost.  I came back to see Chaosraven looking perplexed and the credits rolling.  We decided it was either a big shaggy dog story or a method for the "artistically inclined" to feel superior to us since we would be going "I don't get it" and then they could be all "well this part meant this which implied that and yadda yadda yadda......" while we stood there feeling and looking stupid.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008, 06:06:59 PM »

I tend to like unconventional endings....even if they sometimes disappoint me. I've become so conditioned with traditional story structure, that when something comes long that blindsides like me like that, the fact that it jolted me for a second and got me thinking makes me appreciate it.
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008, 07:21:59 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on June 06, 2008, 06:06:59 PM

I tend to like unconventional endings....even if they sometimes disappoint me. I've become so conditioned with traditional story structure, that when something comes long that blindsides like me like that, the fact that it jolted me for a second and got me thinking makes me appreciate it.

Yeah, I know exaclty what you mean because not only
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 07:51:32 PM »

Quote from: Toe on June 06, 2008, 07:21:59 PM

Yeah, I know exaclty what you mean because not only

You should check out Limbo for a great movie ending.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2008, 12:33:59 AM »

Quote from: McNutt on June 06, 2008, 01:17:10 AM

The lack of payoff is the whole point of the movie.

I think that fairly sums up the move and why many people (including myself) were severely annoyed by the ending.  It was a stunt.  It felt like a stunt.  I found nothing significant or meaningful about its deviation from basic story conventions like maybe the audience would be interested in seeing how the protagonist meets his end.  I thought all of the performances were amazing, but the ending made this movie difficult to like.
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2008, 02:21:57 AM »

Quote from: Moliere on June 06, 2008, 07:51:32 PM

Quote from: Toe on June 06, 2008, 07:21:59 PM

Yeah, I know exaclty what you mean because not only

You should check out Limbo for a great movie ending.

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