The Vanishing

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  1. LarryE

    LarryE Stunt Coordinator

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    I just got through watching George Sluizer's The Vanishing, and was very impressed. I thought that the American version with Kiefer Sutherland was O.K, but I don't understand the dramatic changes in the 2 scripts. I realize that it was a marketing ploy by the US studio releasing the film, but I think they missed the boat, and took the punch out of the movie. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but this one is definately worth a watch.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Don't you know? We Americans just love happy endings! Ergo the script changes in the remake. [​IMG] I'll stick with the original, thank you very much. And yes, it is definitely worth a look! [​IMG]
     
  3. Deepak Shenoy

    Deepak Shenoy Supporting Actor

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    They did the same thing with Diabolique - a classic French thriller (also out on DVD from Criterion). They tried to insert a happy ending and screwed up the remake (starring Sharon Stone).
     
  4. Henry C

    Henry C Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't understand why the studios think American audiences can't take anything other than a tidy, happy ending. A change in the ending of this movie would completely change the tone and flow of the movie. Sometimes life just doesn't have a happy Hollywood ending. Deal with it. This was a great movie and another find for myself with a Criterion DVD.

    Henry
     

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