I’ve finally decided that Evernote (the company) is falling apart and that I need to move elsewhere, and unfortunately that’s over to OneNote. Having made the choice, however, Microsoft is starting to make me regret it. I’ve launched into technical diatribes here before, but I’ll spare you the details. Suffice it to say, that’s why I’m kind of late with this post.
We’re finally getting some fall weather here. It was 94° yesterday, today it’s about ten degrees cooler. It’s a beautiful day with nary a cloud in the sky. I like that.
Final is one of those words that usually denotes something is at an end, like when we talk about the final score of a sporting event or a final exam at the end of a class. There’s something that’s just so… well, final about it. It’s the period at the end of the sentence, the big THE END at the end of the book. Ain’t no more coming, folks; that’s all she wrote. Roll the credits, we’ve told the story, you’re probably sitting there finding all your things so you can leave the theater.
I feel badly for all the people who are credited at the end of a movie, because without them, there wouldn’t have been a movie to watch. I found this list of jobs that get credited at the end of a movie, whose names and occupations are shown in the little letters that you can barely read off the screen. You might say, “well, who cares?” I care. I care who did all those jobs. They probably lost a few nights’ sleep while they were busy doing the makeup, or the lighting, or designing costumes, or doing the cinematography, the audio, writing the score, or any of the hundred or so jobs that went into making that idea someone had a reality. Listing their name at the end of the movie seems like such an inconsequential thing, but it wasn’t inconsequential to them. And sure, they got paid (quite handsomely in some cases) for plying their trade, but they deserve some recognition besides the paycheck.
So, the next time you’re at a movie, stay the extra ten minutes and watch the credits to the end, as a way to say “thank you” to everyone who brought the movie to you.