Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
Several of this year’s Best Picture nominees have been drawing criticism for their finales.
“Life of Pi” has a somewhat ambiguous conclusion that asks the audience to decide what the truth is.
“Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “Les Miserables” seem to end multiple times.
Steven Zeitchik, who writes about film for the Los Angeles Times told Here & Now’s Robin Young that audiences want to feel satisfied at the end of a film.
“[That] doesn’t mean it has to be neat, doesn’t mean it has to be purely historical, but it has to encapsulate what came before – maybe open up a new can of worms – but certainly leave viewers with a certain sense of satisfaction,” Zeitchik said. “For a lot of people, ‘Lincoln’ just didn’t do it.”
Some movie endings fail by trying to both surprise the viewer and provide closure, Zeitchik said.
“I think there’s an expectation now that endings have to do several things at once,” he said. “More often than not, when you try that hard, you pretty much fail.”
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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.