Friday, October 8, 2010

Fiddler on the Roof has a 70's ending

In the 1970's movies always had sad endings.  I like to think that the directors, writers, actors, and everyone else simply had faith in the public's ability to think through to the (happy) ending of the movie rather than think that they were all horribly depressed.  For an entire decade.

Anyway, we watched Fiddler on the Roof this week (thank you, Netflix!).  Briana said, "Why do they keep doing those weird camera shots?" 

"It was the 70's," Spencer replied.

"Is this going to have a 70's ending?" she asked.

"I've never seen this movie [insert exclamation here (!)]," he said, "so I don't know.  But it's funny so far."

Two hours later Briana looked accusingly at me as Spencer said, "That was a 70's ending."

Hey!  It's not my fault!


Sara J Low said...

I LOVE Fiddler on the Roof. I will have to go watch it to see exactly what a "70's ending" is.