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Cried through the whole thing... Watch this and then watch the 1993 version to see how much better it is. Way different than the book. So far awful, but not as awful as Liam Neeson's accent... Got 10 min in, couldn't watch any more. Three quarters of the way through, thought I would not recommend... If I ask pretty please, can I get those almost 2 hours of my life back? I don't like Frances McDormand's acting This was a fun movie - well made 100 Things I Learned from Watching Land (incomplete, didn't survive this film...) View all posts >


Care to say more about it? I'd hate to have to buy the DVD just to get that one piece of info. Why did Cook want to change the ending and why did Serling agree? Yes, this is as much about Briggs' choices as it is about his boss. It's a good point. Each of the characters is a little bit of a caricature - each one is a little over the top. Mao worked as a library assistant. Stalin and Saddam Hussein were poets (actually Mao was too. Khomeini as well - gosh, lots of poets here). I agree. A company that takes care of its workers will retain them and attract talented, quality people. This is good for business. A very beautiful (and intelligent and strong) woman. Having read all the comments, I'd say that Ramsey represented one extreme. Briggs represented the other. Staples represented the mid-point between the two. That's one way to see it. (Of course the other ways to see it are that Staples had his price, and also that one day he would be another Briggs, and be forced out or worn down and destroyed.) Having thought about it, I think that it shows Staples being willing to 'make a deal with the Devil', while the secretary will not make any deals and remains true to her inner principles. In any case, I think Serling was aware of the ambiguity and wasn't going for any clear or pat messages. It could have been something as simple as having the mother put the child down and walk away for a moment. It means to cup your hands and clap them hard over someone's ears, which creates air pressure against the eardrums and is quite unpleasant. I wonder if she ever had a family... View all replies >