Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Movie Quote



Movie quote: someone wrote a book, someone else said "I hope it didn’t end happily."  “The good ended happily, the bad unhappily. That’s why it’s called fiction."



What do you think? True, not true? Hilarious? I do believe that there are things in books that wouldn't happen in real life. There are also things that happen in real life that, if put in a book, would make the reader shut the book with a snort and muttered "impossible".  

Do you like fiction that fixes the things you can't fix in your own life? That rights all the wrongs? 


24 comments:

  1. Most Fiction is an escape from reality. I might be a little morbid, but I like stories that don't necessarily end well.

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    1. I like them too. Sometimes the endings where everything is wrapped up a little too conveniently are worthless. I like something more real.

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  2. I don't like stories with unhappy endings because I don't like unhappy endings full stop. I want my fiction to influence life, so I give my characters a chance at something better ... so that people who read the story can believe in a chance at something better. I think that's all it boils down to from where I'm standing.

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    1. I like endings that end with promise, even if things aren't completely resolved or tied up. I, too, like things to end with the chance of something better.

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  4. Happy/happy endings so long as it's believable.

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  5. happy or unhappy endings endings so long as it's believable.

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    1. For me too. Endings have to be real, believable, and fit the story. Though I do like for there to be some some sort of promise or hope for the characters.

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  6. I think there has to be some bitter-sweet to any story if it's believable, but I'm all for happy endings...or at least endings with resolved and acceptable change.

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  7. I don't like a book that fixes "everything", because life is rarely that neat and tidy. Now, solving one problem just as another crops up is something I can identify with.

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    1. No, life is never neat and tidy. I do like books who's endings are a bit more realistic.

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  8. I like both! I love to escape sometimes to a world where good wins and evil suffers - and where both are black and white, simple, easy. I also like to read books that deal with the gray areas, the wrongs that don't get righted, the mistakes we all make. There's a place for both!

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    1. There is a place for both, and a time for both, depending on our emotional needs.

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  9. First and foremost, I like fiction that is well-written. I can enjoy a credible happy ending although I can also go for an ending that shows it's possible to move on from a tragedy or an adverse experience even when the main protagonists aren't necessarily riding off into the sunset on the last page.

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    1. Very true, I can accept pretty much any ending as long as it is well written and fits the story and characters.

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  10. I just like to be moved by fiction, to escape, etc. And I generally like happy endings. There has to be a sense of lose in there for me to enjoy it. :)

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    1. The best books are the ones that move you.

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  11. I like a mix in my fiction. Escapist fiction is wonderful, but so is the kind of fiction that highlights truths in everyday life.

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    1. I think there is room for both in this world.

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  12. I love fiction and if it ends happy, I'm happy. If it doesn't have a happy ending then I get sad :(

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  13. That's a good question, and probably yes. I prefer happy endings, especially if the book was an emotional read.

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  14. I don't mind unhappy in fiction as long as it makes sense and is true to the story. Some stuff is just plain depressing though -- like the ending to the novel version of Crazy Heart...

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