Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir novel endings the movies won't touch

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 01 Dec 2005

Could not disagree more about The Getaway - IMHO the ending is absolutely brilliant - one of Thompson's best, and he had some great ones: Savage Night, Hell of a Woman, Pop. 1280, After Dark, My Sweet to mention a few.

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Doc and Carol spend the book trying to work through their suspicions and resentment towards each other - Carol sleeping with someone to get Doc his parole, but the problem is Doc's not sure she's not working in league with this guy, and Carol not sure Doc can get past his distrust. So here you have them finally realizing that they do love each other but it makes no difference - their final destination is a criminal resort that amounts to hell. In order to survive they have to betray each other, and ultimately kill one another. Next to Double Indemnity and Something Happened, this may be one of my favorite endings.

--- In, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@y...> wrote:
> Jay Gertzman wrote:
> I saw the two films made of Thompson's THE GETAWAY
> recently and could not help noticing that neither
> would touch the wonderful ending of the novel...
> *************
> I thought the ending of the book was weak. It
> contradicted the protagonists' character. I thought
> both movies were wise in dumping Thompson's ill-fitted
> capitalistic allegory.
> miker
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