Did I imagine this final scene in "Magnolia?" Spoilers to follow.
July 3, 2014 1:46 PM Subscribe
I first saw the movie when it came out in 1999, just watched it again on DVD. I'll swear there is a scene deleted from the DVD, but there is no mention of it in either the DVD supplements or Google. Spoiler Alert:
posted by uans to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of the final scenes in the DVD version is of Frank/Jack (Earl's son) going to check on Linda, (Earl's wife,) in the hospital, where she is recovering from a suicide attempt. The way we see Frank striding down the hall to the hospital room seems to suggest that his going there is leading up to something important. But that is the last we see of Frank in the DVD version. Yet I have a vivid memory of him walking into a room where Linda is, (not necessarily a hospital room)and there being a startling instantaneous attraction between the two of them, of the love-at-first sight variety. It was memorable in so many ways--the notion of the misogynist falling in love, and with his own stepmother, and she in return falling for her late husband's son....did I really just make this up out of some other movie? I have googled alternate versions but there is no suggestion that this scene was cut from the DVD. Does anyone who saw the original remember this?