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8th Jun '17 6:20:51 AM RedScharlach
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* The first version of Mussorgsky's opera ''Theatre/BorisGodunov'' ended with a scene in St. Basil's Cathedral (drawn from Pushkin's original play, though it was not the final scene there), in which the Simpleton is accosted by street urchins, and as Boris approaches and asks him to pray for him, refuses and calls him "Tsar Herod." The last act was replaced in the 1870s with an entirely new KingOnHisDeathbed scene, followed by a scene in Katyn Forest where [[AndThereIsMuchRejoicing there is much rejoicing]] over Boris's death as the Pretender rides on to victory. This second scene incorporated most of the Simpleton's part from the older version in between triumphant choruses. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov then rearranged much of the opera, reversing the order of the scenes in the new final act to end the opera with Boris's death. Productions in Soviet Russia from the 1920s onward restored the St. Basil's scene (in a Rimsky-Korsakov-like arrangement by Nicolai Ippolitov-Ivanov), even though it conflicts with or duplicates the musico-dramatic content of the revised final act.

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* The first version of Mussorgsky's opera ''Theatre/BorisGodunov'' ended with a scene in St. Basil's Cathedral (drawn from Pushkin's original play, though it was not the final scene there), in which the Simpleton is accosted by street urchins, and as Boris approaches and asks him to pray for him, refuses and calls him "Tsar Herod." The last act was replaced in the 1870s with an entirely new KingOnHisDeathbed scene, followed by a scene in Katyn Forest where [[AndThereIsMuchRejoicing [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing there is much rejoicing]] over Boris's death as the Pretender rides on to victory. This second scene incorporated most of the Simpleton's part from the older version in between triumphant choruses. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov then rearranged much of the opera, reversing the order of the scenes in the new final act to end the opera with Boris's death. Productions in Soviet Russia from the 1920s onward restored the St. Basil's scene (in a Rimsky-Korsakov-like arrangement by Nicolai Ippolitov-Ivanov), even though it conflicts with or duplicates the musico-dramatic content of the revised final act.
8th Jun '17 6:13:58 AM RedScharlach
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* James Cameron's Sci-fi film ''Film/TheAbyss'' originally had an ending more complex than the theatrical release, with Bud engaging in more dialogue with the underwater aliens, a giant tidal wave, and a HumanityOnTrial and ArmiesAreEvil Aesop. Unfortunately, the effects technology to make the tidal wave were not yet advanced to Cameron's tastes, so he shortened the ending into a more ambiguous conclusion that left many critics unhappy. A few years later, the original intended ending was included in the Special Edition version, which garnered a lot of praise.

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* James Cameron's Sci-fi sci-fi film ''Film/TheAbyss'' originally had an ending more complex than the theatrical release, with Bud engaging in more dialogue with the underwater aliens, a giant tidal wave, and a HumanityOnTrial and ArmiesAreEvil Aesop. Unfortunately, the effects technology to make the tidal wave were not yet advanced to Cameron's tastes, so he shortened the ending into a more ambiguous conclusion that left many critics unhappy. A few years later, the original intended ending was included in the Special Edition version, which garnered a lot of praise.



** The American rendition of the movie, ''Film/TheDeparted'', [[NotHisSled changes the wist]]. [[spoiler:Matt Damon, playing Andy Lau's character, does indeed manage to leave the building keeping his identity a secret, but, perhaps to please American audiences, he is eventually confronted by another detective who discovered the truth in the movie's end, and is killed]].

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** The American rendition of the movie, ''Film/TheDeparted'', [[NotHisSled changes the wist]]. twist]]. [[spoiler:Matt Damon, playing Andy Lau's character, does indeed manage to leave the building keeping his identity a secret, but, perhaps to please American audiences, he is eventually confronted by another detective who discovered the truth in at the movie's end, and is killed]].



* The 2007 film ''Film/IAmLegend'' has a particularly striking case of this. The original ending is far more in tune with the theme and morality of the book, clearly fits with the foreshadowing of the creatures' intelligence, and is in general a more original and though-provoking ending. However, test audiences apparently reacted poorly to it, so it was changed to a pretty standard [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Christ-like]] HeroicSacrifice ending, complete with a fireball explosion (caused by a grenade of all things). This is an even more startling case as the original is not strictly a DownerEnding; it's simply ambiguous.

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* The 2007 film ''Film/IAmLegend'' has a particularly striking case of this. The original ending is far more in tune with the theme and morality of the book, clearly fits with the foreshadowing of the creatures' intelligence, and is in general a more original and though-provoking thought-provoking ending. However, test audiences apparently reacted poorly to it, so it was changed to a pretty standard [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Christ-like]] HeroicSacrifice ending, complete with a fireball explosion (caused by a grenade of all things). This is an even more startling case as the original is not strictly a DownerEnding; it's simply ambiguous.
2nd Jun '17 2:14:03 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Podkayne of Mars'' had an original ending [[spoiler:where Podkayne dies,]] intending it to be AnAesop about [[spoiler:a working mother not properly taking care of her children]]. The publisher made him use a revised ending [[spoiler:where she is injured but survives]]. It was eventually published with both endings, which differ only on the last page.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Podkayne of Mars'' ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' had an original ending [[spoiler:where Podkayne dies,]] intending it to be AnAesop about [[spoiler:a working mother not properly taking care of her children]]. The publisher made him use a revised ending [[spoiler:where she is injured but survives]]. It was eventually published with both endings, which differ only on the last page.
20th May '17 5:20:13 PM maxwellsilver
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Can be seen as a form of AuthorsSavingThrow if the RevisedEnding was created to appease audiences.

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Can be seen as a form of AuthorsSavingThrow if the RevisedEnding Revised Ending was created to appease audiences.
13th Mar '17 4:26:45 AM Zernik
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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Literature/TheFourGospels The Gospel of Mark]] seems to have originally ended with a report of the resurrection of Jesus; a later revision incorporated events up to the Ascension.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Literature/TheFourGospels OlderThanFeudalism
**[[Literature/BookOfGenesis The Binding of Isaac]] is a composite of two sources. The first (E) contributes the descriptions of Isaac being bound and readied for sacrifice - and then [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse conspicuously fails to mention him ever again]]. That bit about God changing his mind at the last minute is usually attributed to the redactor (whatever person or group pasted together the different sources/traditions of the Torah into one more-or-less-coherent narrative).
**[[Literature/TheFourGospels
The Gospel of Mark]] seems to have originally ended with a report of the resurrection of Jesus; a later revision incorporated events up to the Ascension.
26th Feb '17 9:48:10 AM nombretomado
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* The original ending of HannahMontana was a AllJustADream senario. The show was revealed to be the dream of a young Miley Cyrus. Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling it was thought to be too confusing for children and the ending was changed to [[spoiler:Miley giving up the movie in Paris to attend college with Lily]]

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* The original ending of HannahMontana ''Series/HannahMontana'' was a AllJustADream senario. The show was revealed to be the dream of a young Miley Cyrus. Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling it was thought to be too confusing for children and the ending was changed to [[spoiler:Miley giving up the movie in Paris to attend college with Lily]]
1st Feb '17 10:31:10 PM Doug86
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* ''{{Pippin}}'' is occasionally produced with the alternate ending: instead of a few spoken lines between Catherine and Pippin, Theo starts singing "Corner of the Sky" and the Leading Player and the musical accompaniment return.

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* ''{{Pippin}}'' ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' is occasionally produced with the alternate ending: instead of a few spoken lines between Catherine and Pippin, Theo starts singing "Corner of the Sky" and the Leading Player and the musical accompaniment return.
22nd Dec '16 8:19:55 PM ZerroDefex
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* ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'''s original ending can be read in the movie adaptations. According to those, [[spoiler:Megatron finally decides to end the war after his constant failures, forms a truce with the Autobots, and heads back to Cybertron.]] The movie ending gives us a complete opposite scenario: [[spoiler:Megatron proposes a truce, but Optimus Prime kills him without hesitation. Cybertron is (apparently) destroyed, and though the war is over, there are still many Decepticons lurking around Earth whose faith is never touched upon.]]

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* ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'''s original ending can be read in the movie adaptations. According to those, [[spoiler:Megatron finally decides to end the war after his constant failures, forms a truce with the Autobots, and heads back to Cybertron.]] The movie ending gives us a complete opposite scenario: [[spoiler:Megatron proposes a truce, but Optimus Prime kills him without hesitation. Cybertron is (apparently) destroyed, and though the war is over, there are still many Decepticons lurking around Earth whose faith fate is never touched upon.]]
20th Dec '16 11:45:01 AM Homemaderat
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* ''Film/OurMothersHouse'' revised the book's ending to be less open ended. In the book the children are caught burying Charlie, and as such are being forced to go to the orphanage. The cliffhanger is whether they will go. In the movie, after the death of Charlie, they agree to turn themselves in.
17th Nov '16 12:10:26 PM nombretomado
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lKC9akgeA original theatrical cut]] of ''AGoofyMovie'' simply ended the film on the gag where Goofy kicks his [[TheAllegedCar damaged car]], causing it to explode and blow him sky high. However, the ending received a mixed reception and many audience members were upset by it, seemingly interpreting that Goofy had been ''killed'' in the explosion (somewhat of a justified reaction, given that the film was aimed at children). An additional scene was added to later versions, which shows Goofy falling back down and crashing into Roxanne's front porch, thus reassuring viewers that he was alive and well.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lKC9akgeA original theatrical cut]] of ''AGoofyMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' simply ended the film on the gag where Goofy kicks his [[TheAllegedCar damaged car]], causing it to explode and blow him sky high. However, the ending received a mixed reception and many audience members were upset by it, seemingly interpreting that Goofy had been ''killed'' in the explosion (somewhat of a justified reaction, given that the film was aimed at children). An additional scene was added to later versions, which shows Goofy falling back down and crashing into Roxanne's front porch, thus reassuring viewers that he was alive and well.
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