Saturday, September 18, 2004

Sorry, Wrong Ending..? 

We watched Sorry, Wrong Number last night, the 1948 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck (rented via Netflix), one of those movies I'd heard about so often that I had a firm impression of what it was about (and what the ending was) without ever actually having seen it. Seeing it confirmed my second-hand impressions, but also suggested to me that this was a story that would never be released today with the same ending. A remake by today's Hollywood would demand that Barbara struggle from her bed, stand at her window, and scream at the night watchman in order to save herself; it's hard to imagine any recent Hollywood pic with the sort of inevitable tragic ending as the original film...
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