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I thought the same. I didn't get the feeling he was really telling the truth. Johnboy1221, have you ever even watched the film? How you can call her British is beyond me. Did you not hear Streep speaking with an accent? What was your favorite best picture of all time - let me guess - either Braveheart or Gladiator. I'm assuming the writer chose this ending for a reason, not for shock value. The killing of his beloved, whom he simply cannot resist, is a form a self-hatred. I actually expected the ending to be that Aron went and jumped into the Danube. In that fucked up village, I doubt Aron will ever be brought to justice. The police will just make an official finding that a bandit came and murdered him in his sleep. Considering the ending, the choice seems obvious. Who wants to be knifed by your beloved? I get the impression Szabi feels drawn in, as if it were simply his fate to stay there and be with Aron. You are forgetting about "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn"? :-) 'Gone with the Wind' had a unresolved ending, From my perspective, it was pretty resolved. He told her to EFF OFF. Considering that the line "I don't give a damn" barely got past the censors and was scandalous for the time, can you imagine a more complete kiss-off? Just like Scarlett suddenly came to the realization that her love for Ashley was a girlish crush that her childish willfulness pretended was the love of her life, Rhett came to the realization that Scarlett was a hopelessly selfish bitch and it all went, "POOF!!!" He love her no more. The telling part of the ending is that Scarlett hasn't much learned her lesson, because she is already back to scheming believing she can always get whatever she wants. Rhett's gone and he ain't comin' back. You can't get more resolved than that. But it WAS just a dream. That is the point. Dorothy had a bad case of Wanderlust, which she lived out, at least in the dreamscape, and this dream helped her to realize that (yes, corny final line) "there's no place like home". So she is cured of her Wanderlust by delving into her own subconscious. Like most people, I love this film, "The Wizard of Oz", but I don't like the Wizard of Oz, in other words titular Wizard/Professor, the character. He is a despicable low-life. Let me explain. As we watch the film and get caught up in the adventure and fervently hope for poor Dorothy to make it back home to her Aunt Em, we tend to overlook the fact that the "Wizard" has no power to give Dorothy or her friends any of the things they request and which he promises. So he lies to them when he says he can do it. Worse by far than that, in order to cover up his fraud, he sends them off on what is clearly a suicide mission. In order to hide the fact that he is a nothing but a fraud and a conman, he sends them to go get the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West, knowing full well she would almost certainly dispatch them in a rather nasty fashion. It is only by a miracle and the magic of Hollywood that they make it out of that jam alive. Can you get any lower than that? This film was simply dreadful. I only watched it because I was on an airplane and, once I started watching it, that car wreck syndrome just kicked in, you know, you can't look away as you are waiting for the impact, the hideous noise, and large hunks of metal being strewn about. Hint to the filmmakers - when casting the young versions of the characters, at least TRY to get actors who vaguely resemble the actors playing the characters in the present. Only Christine Baranski's was passable. Yeah, well that's just, like, your opinion, man. I saw more than enuf of this creep. I only wish they had let Neve Campbell off him. View all replies >