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Endings at Seashores

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:20 pm
by tludy

Several classic-era foreign films end memorably at the seashore. I'm thinking 400 BLOWS, LA DOLCE VITA, LA STRADA (if I recall correctly).... But I know there were others. Can anyone recall them? Any theories on the significance?

Re: Endings at Seashores

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:52 pm
by Gaz
Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice) is foreign-made at least, despite the absence of dialogue for nearly all the film, and has the famous ending - not really a beach, but certainly sand and water.

Ivanovo Detstvo (Ivan's Childhood) ends with a flashback sequence set on a beach, I think. This shows an inextricable link between childhood and the seaside - playing in open spaces, freedom etc.

Perhaps the significance of the ending of Les 400 Coups is that Antoine has reached a turning point in his life. Everything is stretching out before him (the horizon) - where does he go from here?

It's a really interesting subject, but I'm not sure of a common link between the endings.

Re: Endings at Seashores

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:50 am
by kmcalma
I believe Behind the Sun (Brazil) had a seashore ending as well.

Re: Endings at Seashores

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:50 am
by jpmccusa
The first one that comes to mind is "Green Berets" as the sun sinks slowly in the East...

Re: Endings at Seashores

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:13 pm
by rob.blackman
Not Sure