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raddevus wrote:
No spoilers please.
I never understood this - you see it both with books and movies. What if someone before a symphony concert revealed the closing chords of the symphony were? Or someone rejected to listen to a rock opera: I have heard it; I know how it ends!

All the books I love, and all the movies I love, I know how they end. I still love them, and would like to read/watch them again.
I have read books and seen movies making me shrug: Fair enough, but that's that movie. Seen is seen.
For that kind of books/movies I also think: ... and maybe it really was a waste of time anyway.

One great Norwegian author, Jens Bjørneboe, once told that when he starts a new novel, he first decides on the very last word of it. Everything he writes should lead up to this final word. That is a fascinating idea: Creating the final spoiler first, as a target, as a guide. You can read a book and watch a movie the same way. Knowing the final word, and enjoying to see how everything leads up to that final word.

Bjørneboe never completed his autobiography. After his death, when the manuscript was found, they also found the last word, Butterfly. Everything he wrote for his autobography should lead up to this word, butterfly. That can set you thinking. The final spoiler - 'butterfly'.
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