Alternate Ending

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    As I stated in a previous thread I just finished a book with an alternate ending, and I started thinking I wish it that was possible in real life, books and movies and it reminded me of this...
    YouTube - MadTV - Wizard of Oz (Alternate Ending)

    If you could rewrite the ending of a book or movie...What would it be?
     
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    That alternate ending is hilarious!
     
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    I hated the way "No country for old men" ended.
    In my version ANTON would have gotten OFFED.
    And he would a got it brutal too.

    I always sort a thought the Bible has a bad ending too.
    The protaganist gets crucified and some shit about the Apocalypse.
    DANG.....
     
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    Not really on topic for the question, but I loved Mad TV. They did several alternate versions of Wizard of Oz on that episode.
     
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    That was so funny,
    "what all i had to do was click my heels?!?!?!"
    ahhahaha she's so pissed
     
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    I would have had Mary Haines go all psycho on Steven's ass and boil his bunny. Or little Mary.
     
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    Both of WALL-E's cat tracks break at once and, as the picture fades, he's stuck in the sand at Coney Island, sadly awaiting the high tide.
     
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    Yeah I used to hate little Mary too, but she got the shaft at MGM when they signed Shirley Temple! Boil the bunny!
     
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    OK. I have one.
    Cold Mountain. I loved the book, but hated the ending.
    I would have that ending be a happy one with Inman happily
    living on the farm with is wife and daughter.
     
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    "Oh, Mommy, darling! Daddy, dearest!!"...she got that wrong by a couple, or six, decades.
     
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    Virginia's career started to slip away from her when the teenage Shirley Temple signed with MGM, with "Plain-Jane" Virginia abruptly bumped back to secondary status.
     
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    You're being entirely too kind. I think the word you're looking for is "re-relegated".
     
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    I sent NY this one not knowing about this thread but since I do now...this one!:rolleyes: I'd get at least 2 hours of my life back which I'll probably appreciate on my deathbed!:biggrin1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMULJgZP_x4&NR=1
     
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    The ending to the cinematic version of Stephen King's The Mist was a colossal fuck-up.

    The final scene should have panned over the sleeping bodies of the boy and the others who fled, before settling on and zooming into Thomas Jane's character sitting at a table, looking simultaneously heartbroken and hopeful...writing on a piece of paper by a battery-powered lantern while a small radio buzzed with static.

    As he voices-over the final lines of the film (taken from the original text of the story), the view should pull away through a window, showing him inside a roadside motel...his lantern the only light in an endless sea of grey...with shadowy forms flying and lumbering around in the mist, which obscures the scene more and more as the camera pulls back until the shot finally fades to black.
     
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    yeah but the Titanic BLOWED UP! IT BLOWED UP REAL GOOD!!!!:biggrin1::biggrin1:

     
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    Yah, I would have liked to have seen the same: like seeing Anton getting his head run over in the final car accident scene.

    Same.
     
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