“Prisoners” leaves open the possibility that Keller might go undetected, although Guzikowski says the reverse footage they filmed shows the car being moved to let the audience know Keller “will be taken out of the pit.”
“I like it much more ambiguous,” he added.
As such, “Prisoners” heavily implies, when Loki returns a second time, that he will follow the sound of the whistle to where Keller was trapped. Guzikowski admits that “you think that’s what’s likely to happen,” but says, “I like that there’s a small chance that [Loki’s] wouldn’t put him out there for any reason. “
As for what that could be, Guzikowski explained, “I think there’s a small percentage chance that for some weird reason he might decide not to pull the guy up. formative. throughout the film. It seemed like the logical next step for Jake’s character at the time.”
“Prisoners” is distributed by Warner Bros., and it’s easy to imagine a scenario where such a major studio could impose changes to a 150-minute film by an untested director. evidence in the English market. However, the film trusts the audience to use their own imagination at the end. Guzikowski concluded by saying:
“I’m surprised we were allowed to keep that ending. I’m surprised to actually be able to make the movie. It’s a pretty dark scenario. Especially the ending the way it is. That’s for sure. It’s certainly a testament to Alcon, the producers on the film, that they stick to the script and don’t want to turn it into something it isn’t.”
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