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Title: Original Ending/
Post by: werebearxxx on February 25, 2006, 03:31:25 AM
 i heard something about the actors getting back together to shoot new scenes for the ending........is there a different ending to this masterpiece?
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr.Hill42 on February 25, 2006, 10:04:49 AM
 Originally, yes I think I've heard something like that before, I'm not sure whether I believe it, and if there was one, I doubt anybody will every see or hear of it again, it's not something Night would really do, (even though he did let the deleted scenes from Sixth Sense be showed on ABC).
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 25, 2006, 12:07:39 PM
 Yeah, there was another ending. One of drafts for the script was leaked online (supposedly through Ashton Kutcher or Kirsten Dunsts camp). It was probably the original Final Shooting Script since  everything is the same except for the end. You can read it for yourself here:
The Village Script

I've only read the last several pages to see Major changes.
Minor changes I believe are things like, Ivy TELLS Christof and Finton Coin the secret about the creatures.

Now, it seems like this is a draft or two off of the final movie that we all know and love, but supposedely this ending WAS shot, and the ending that made the movie was re-shot a couple of months later. I personally would absolutely love to one day be able to see a cut of the movie with this ending! (even though its not better).
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: werebearxxx on February 25, 2006, 01:25:29 PM
 i read it. it would be soo good too. everythging about that movie was amazing though.....i would love to see it .
 
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr.Hill42 on February 25, 2006, 02:16:56 PM
 Hmm, for some reason the page won't load. Can anybody help me with this. I would really like to read it.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: werebearxxx on February 25, 2006, 02:41:47 PM
 yeah it wouldnt for me either.......just put the home address of the site up...and on the front page, on the right you will see the poster for the village.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 25, 2006, 02:45:55 PM
 I fixed the link. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file as well (I think).

once again:
The Village Script (early draft)
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: afi_village on March 19, 2006, 10:25:42 PM
 if ivy tells christof and finton the secret then why would they abandon her?  or didn't they?

the ending didn't really seem very different, even though they were different characters they had a lot of the same lines.  

i like the ending where we see ivy gets back to the village, i think it would be weird for it not to have that bit...i'm not a fan of the old one...i can see why they changed it.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 20, 2006, 10:23:29 PM
 
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if ivy tells christof and finton the secret then why would they abandon her? or didn't they?
the answer is somewhere in that script.

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i like the ending where we see ivy gets back to the village
me too. this way the whole movie doesn't revolve around the twist, the twist is only part of the story.

There are several Hitchcock movies that use both methods.
For example:
 Psycho is simular to the final version of The Village with a tappered ending, and the earlier version of The Village is more like Vertigo, where the movie ends and you have to sit for a second and process what you just witnessed.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: FallenAngel on April 08, 2006, 10:07:14 AM
 Aw, it won't work for me either. it keeps saying there's an error on the page on the Adobe Acrobat Reader after I download it.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Punkyviolin on June 22, 2006, 04:36:15 PM
 What were the LAST WORDS uttered by Ivy (Bryce H.) while she approached the bed...the very last scence before "That's a wrap"
 
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Sanford on June 26, 2006, 12:06:03 AM
 Actually, I own one of the original versions of the script (with the original truck-driver ending) and I must say I like that ending better. It was a lot weirder. But for the most part, the script and the movie are word for word from each other. Pretty weird script. Good movie.
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: hoju on July 24, 2006, 11:57:53 AM
 what's up with the line, "crazy Ducking white people" though?  why the need for specificity of ethnicity?
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: MNightFan430 on July 30, 2006, 10:54:07 PM
 I don't like the original ending...
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on July 30, 2006, 11:09:46 PM
 I like the "Ducking white people" line. Of course some redneck will take it the wrong way and scream reverse racism. :P  
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: okokokok on July 31, 2006, 12:00:05 AM
 I dont really get why he would do that ending.  What would be the point I wonder?  Though I did hear, I think it was in that NPR interview, him talking about how he didn't really have a role to play with all those "white people" inside the village, so it's all kinda interesting.  
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: Disastermind on July 31, 2006, 08:52:50 AM
 I have never heard of anything like that
Title: Original Ending/
Post by: afi_village on September 17, 2006, 12:18:53 AM
the whole m night not playing a role inside the village makes sense, not for racist reasons or anything like that, but just because when people first watch the film the village has to be like a realistic historical place.  

my sister thought something was up because there was too much metal in the village, imagine if an indian guy showed up...it would be like giving away the secret you know?

on the other hand i did read an analysis someone did of the movie where they totally broke it down to a film about race, but i totally disagreed with it.
Title: Hated It
Post by: filmguy450 on March 20, 2007, 10:33:53 PM
Is it just me, or did anyone else HATE this ending in the script (not the one in the movie, that one is perfect)? It just seems like he was writing it so quickly he wasn't sure how to actually finish it. I didn't think the gas tax thing was funny, and the use of the F-word wasn't necessary (and to be fair, I do believe it is sometimes). I am so extremely happy that he changed the ending to what it is now.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Reflection on September 14, 2007, 11:53:08 PM
White man's disease sounded too sissy!! ::)

Does anyone mention that the ending is the breaking of societal monsters put in place by our peers, deeling with fears, of the outside world and the only way to break free is to break the rules by using quite "foul" language as a symbol, something "it's" not used to dealing with or using??

Humm??
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Namaste on June 18, 2008, 01:11:00 AM
Personally, I think he should have included the "pipes" scene in the original film (and yes i did see his comments on why he did not include it) He could have found a way to work it in.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Erik on October 22, 2009, 04:13:56 AM
I was just searching on the net for scripts when I found the script for 'The Woods' with the truck driver ending. I love that ending, it's much more open, more mystery!

It would have raised much more questions to the story than The Village does now. There are only two questions left right now: will Lucious make it? and will the Ranger even enter the woods to find what's inside of it? While the orignal ending would have made you ask the question 'Oh, what did I just see?', just like it did with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

Only thing I dislike about the script is the first scene where the gravestone actually reads "Died October 3, 1897". Is that in the movie too? Because I wouldn't have showned it, this is a direct lie 'cause it's not 1897, it's 2004. I mean, everything in the movie makes the viewer believe the things are different than they are, but M. Night never lied.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Sanford on October 22, 2009, 05:45:47 PM
Personally I think the original ending would've been a little better received by audiences and fit with the theme of the movie more-- deception. I really like the original ending better I think. I think the new one is fine, but the original left a lot more mystery to the film and that's what it was really all about. I wish I could at least see it.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Namaste on October 26, 2009, 08:54:16 PM
I was just searching on the net for scripts when I found the script for 'The Woods' with the truck driver ending. I love that ending, it's much more open, more mystery!

It would have raised much more questions to the story than The Village does now. There are only two questions left right now: will Lucious make it? and will the Ranger even enter the woods to find what's inside of it? While the orignal ending would have made you ask the question 'Oh, what did I just see?', just like it did with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

Only thing I dislike about the script is the first scene where the gravestone actually reads "Died October 3, 1897". Is that in the movie too? Because I wouldn't have showned it, this is a direct lie 'cause it's not 1897, it's 2004. I mean, everything in the movie makes the viewer believe the things are different than they are, but M. Night never lied.

The grave stone would not have been carved by M Night. The characters (except the elders) probably actually believed it was 1897.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Erik on October 27, 2009, 02:07:24 AM
Watched the movie again last weekend, the date is in fact on the stone. I think that's a shame, I mean even if the characters believed it was 1897, I don't see the point. Except for that stone, noone has any sense of time/date in The Village.
Again, I would leave the date out. I mean, the elders abandonned relegion when they sattled in the valley, but they did take over time? That's the last thing I would care about if I could go start somewhere else...
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Namaste on October 29, 2009, 11:48:29 PM
Well I suppose they didn't want to write their own history books, and would need something to teach history in the class. They would be asking too many questions if their books stopped at the 1800s, but they thought it was 1997. At least there was no narrative "1897" on the screen at the beginning.
That's a good point about abandoning religion. It's not likely an 1897 village would have no church. August Nicholson seemed like sort of a priestly character to me, but I may just be imagining that cuz i can't find anything about it online.
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Erik on October 30, 2009, 06:21:52 AM
Well, he may look like a priest (I did not see that in him), but there are no religious signs in The Village. Not even a small cross.
The only thing is that Mr. Walker twice says grace 'We are thankfull for the time been given', but then again the grace is not really religious.

(By the way, was I the only one who noticed this?)
Title: Re: Original Ending/
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 03, 2009, 05:35:01 PM
The original ending may be more mysterious but the ending that was shown exposed how much the elders were willing to continue with their deception.