After reading C.L.’s post last week, I was all prepared to write about my favorite endings in books. Like, the very last line because how a story is wrapped up is just as important as the beginning and middle.
Then I realized I’d might be dishing out spoilers left and right of books y’all haven’t read yet, so nixed that idea.
While pondering what to write about, I went on the Internet to so some important research... Oh, who am I kidding? I went over to Netflix to add to my queue and came across one of my favorite Kevin Spacey movies: The Usual Suspects. Talk about a great ending! Without giving the ending away, have y’all seen that movie? Seeing as how it came out in 1995, I’m sure most of us have seen it by now, but I still don’t want to give it away.
I wandered around Netflix a little longer when bingo! I’d make a list of my favorite endings to movies for my blog post.
Since most of us are mystery or crime writers, I feel safe in assuming we also like the same kind of movies. Which makes me feel even safer about creating this list because there's a good chance y’all have seen some of these movies.
In no particular order:
The Last of Sheila
Murder by Natural Causes
The Third Man
And so many more! After watching a lot of these movies, I couldn’t help but wish I’d come up with the idea. How about you? Have you seen any of these movies? Any favorites not listed here? Any movies that you did know the ending before everyone else?
There’s one movie I couldn’t find and I’m hoping someone can help me out. Unfortunately, I can’t remember who was in it, even an inkling of its title, or when it was released. (Big help I am, huh?) I remember the final scene where the young woman is at the wheel of a boat speeding across the water. An earlier scene was someone getting her (his?) teeth yanked out. Yet another scene shows a person’s head getting bashed in with a rock. Sounds worse than it actually was, I promise. Please, someone, anyone tell me you know anything about this movie!