As I type this, I'm listening to the W. Kilar score for THE NINTH GATE, and again lament that director Roman Polanski had a great thing going with this film and then...well, screwed it up at the end. I loved the first two-thirds of this movie. It set up a wonderful mystery/supernatural atmosphere and had a bunch of fine performances, notably Johnny Depp and Frank Langella. The music properly added to the mix. This was never going to be another ROSEMARY'S BABY, but Polanski returned to the satanic theme of that earlier film and could have driven it home, but he muffed it. I don't know if this was because time or finances were running out, or because the script simply could not sustain the momentum that had been earlier established. So many movies botch the final 20-30 minutes, which is a shame because some of them could otherwise have been 3-or-4-star productions. With millions of dollars being spent on these films, aren't any of the filmmakers able to see that their endings are weak and essentially bring the whole movie down? So frustrating! Your additions?