I Hate Hollywood

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They have so conditioned me to “Hollywood Endings” that I find it difficult to handle movies that don’t have the Hollywood ending, like, oh say, most every good movie I have seen recently, with possibly the exceptions of “A Fistful of Dollars,” “A Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, Bad, and the Ugly,” which all had their own brand of lonesome but Hollywood ending. I mention those movies because I did them all just recently.

What led me to write this post was “House of Hidden Daggers,” and, thinking about it, “Hero” and although it will have a sweet ending, “Shopgirl,” wherein a character notes that “In life, it is the pain that means the most” or matters, or something similar. I’ll have to actually look up the quote to get it right.

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