Wanker on the site wrote:
Which is it, sir ?
ive seen it written several times, that withnails final hamlet scene, is amongst the finest renderings of those words ever committed to film.
Wrigglesworth wrote:I think you are missing the glaringly obvious flaw with the suicide ending ...The shotgun wouldn't have fired.
In the sixties a double barrel shotgun such as the one seen in the film would have had paper cartridges filled with shot and gunpowder. One sniff of any liquid, whether it be fine wine or ale, and the cartridge would have been rendered useless.
It's also possible that Dennis O'brien had something to do with the change of ending(if indeed BR didn't just have a change of heart). He would have definately frowned upon such a macabre finale.
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