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July 20, 2012
Mariane McLeod
by: Mariane McLeod

Giving Away The Ending


I got in trouble from a listener this week.

Well, a former listener, apparently, who says she has switched away from my station, 97.7 after I gave away the ending of the first of the 50 Shades of Grey books.

I have apologized and assured her that there are two more books in the series, so I didn't really wreck it.  I don't know if she's back with us.

But I'm in good company in the spoiler world, apparently, as David Letterman seems to have given away the ending of the new batman movie that opens tonight. He joked that he'll wait to see whether his spoiler will have an impact on ticket sales.

I'm pretty sure it won't.  It's not like it's the Sixth Sense, where the whole point of the movie hinged on one key fact not revealed until the end. I would give it away but I've learned my lesson.

Here's the thing - would you stay away from the theatre if knew what Letterman said?

I doubt it.

Just like I doubt my upset listener put away her copy of Fifty Shades when I gave away a piece of the plot.

I bet finding out what happens to batman at the end of this series won't affect even one movie-goer.

Fifty shades isn't about the ending -- it's about the sex scenes.

Batman isn't about whether Mr. Wayne lives or dies... it's about blowin' stuff up, the gadgets and holding on for the ride.

Besides, From Where I Sit, there will be another batman movie before long, and a billion reasons to make it .

Flipping to the back page to see how my novel turns out,  I'm Mariane McLeod


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Posted: 2012-07-23 08:23:22

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