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

Date: 02 Dec 2005

Dave wrote:

"Makes you wonder how they ever got Night of the Hunter or White Heat through the production code."

You could show very bad things as long as the bad person paid in the end, preferrably through death.

"Btw. I think Blue Dahlia would've made a lot more sense if they left the original ending."

Yeah, but sense was never a major concern of the Production Code. It's also responsible for a lot of artificial tacked on endings. For instance, does anyone believe Richard Widmark will really stick to the straight and narrow at the end of Pickup on South Street?


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