At Ain’t It Cool, “Mr. Beaks” corners director Frank Darabont for a discussion of “The Mist”‘s, er, family unfriendly ending. Yes, there are spoilers.
I’ve had a number of arguments over the conclusion, and interpretations tend to break down along political lines – though I do have a left leaning friend who read it as a conservative tract.
Conservative!? Oh, no, baby! That’s an outraged liberal tract!
I agree. But she read your punishment of Thomas Jane’s character as a swipe at defeatist liberal attitudes.
At his blog, John August responds to an observation about “Go”‘s lack of cell phones by noting they weren’t widely used in 1999 when the film came out, and then running down a list of changes that would need to be made if they were: “Looking at this list, I’m really glad there weren’t a lot of cellphones when making Go. None of these changes are horrible, but they demand extra work to explain why characters aren’t just picking up the phone. Getting people face-to-face in movies is crucial, and cellphones work against that.”
[Photo: “The Mist,” Dimension Films, 2007]
+ Mr. Beaks Gets to the End of THE MIST with Frank Darabont! (Ain’t It Cool News)
+ Why it’s called “Go,” and not “Call” (JohnAugust.com)