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  •  They changed the ending so Close is defeated (9+ / 0-)

    The original conclusion had her murdered in circumstances that excluded the possibility of a self-defense explanation, so in the end, "she got her man" and the evil she did lived after her.
    Focus groups shown the movie were so horrified by the unfairness of it, that they ending was changed.
    wiki explains it:

    Alex Forrest was originally scripted to commit suicide at the end of the movie by slashing her throat. Her plan was to make it look as if Dan had murdered her, for which he would be arrested. Although Beth is shown to possibly have a way to free him when finding a revealing tape that Alex had sent him and taking it to the police, test audiences did not respond well.

    This resulted in a three-week reshoot for the action-filled sequence in the bathroom and Alex's death by gunshot. Her shooting by Beth juxtaposes the two characters, with Alex becoming the victim and Beth taking violent action to protect her family

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 07:44:09 PM PDT

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