As 2012 comes to a close, I thought an apropos subject would be some of my favorite film endings. So here they are, below.
Personal note: I’m going on hiatus from Home Projectionist–perhaps for a little while, perhaps much longer. I want to express my thanks and appreciation to anyone who ever looked at any of the scribbles I wrote for this blog and, especially, to my fellow contributors here, especially Lindsay Edmunds and–in particular–Gloria Bowman, who got this blog off the ground and was very supportive. I may turn up elsewhere… as Jimmy Stewart said to Kim Novak in VERTIGO: “Perhaps we’ll meet again.” Happy New Year. –Dave
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944; Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall)
VERTIGO (1958; James Stewart, Kim Novak)
THE APARTMENT (1960; Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine)
CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989; Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn)
THE THIRD MAN (1949; Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten)
Dave is a graphic designer (www.dhdd.net) and movie lover, and the caretaker of “The 3 Benny Theater” (also known as his living room). The moniker was inspired by an extinct movie house–The 3 Penny Theater–and by his black Manx cat, Benny. Favorite films: North By Northwest, The Third Man and The Dekalog.
And there is this one:
Great endings….and here’s to great beginnings for 2013!