Types of fiction with multiple endings
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Multiple endings refer to a case in entertainment where the story could end in different ways.
- Ayn Rand's 1934 play Night of January 16th allowed the audience to affect the ending by acting as the "jury" and voting the defendant "innocent" or "guilty".
- The 1985 musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
- Dario Fo's 1970 play, Accidental Death of an Anarchist.
- The long-running play Shear Madness has multiple, audience-selected endings
Movies which include multiple endings within the main cut of the film:[clarification needed]
- Wayne's World and its sequel, Wayne's World 2
- Sliding Doors
- Run Lola Run
- 28 Days Later
- Unfriended: Dark Web
- The Lion King
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
- 1408 (film)
- by Jack Edward Oliver. Oliver, Jack Edward (25 June 1983). Buster. Fleetway.
- Branden, Barbara (1986). The Passion of Ayn Rand. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company. pp. 122–124. ISBN 0-385-19171-5. OCLC 12614728.
- Jones, Meghan (14 December 2018). "There's an Alternate Ending to "The Lion King"—and It's Terrifying". Reader's Digest. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
- Opie, David (25 July 2019). "The Lion King's original ending was too dark even for the remake". Digital Spy. Retrieved 8 February 2021.